Chester Folk Festival 2014 Overview
Chester Folk Festival takes place annually over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend in the village of Kelsall, about 8 miles from Chester (UK).
Featuring loads of entertainment including Concerts, Ceilidhs, Workshops, Singarounds, Sessions, Displays, Craft Fair, Family Events plus children's entertainment.
Camping: There are 2 festival campsites: Campsite 1 is on Kelsall Green - the field behind the Lord Binning pub (previously the Morris Dancer), where camping is permitted around the main festival marquee; Campsite 2 is an alternative camping area situated a short distance away by public footpath, with vehicle access via Flat Lane. There are toilet and washing facilities on all sites - unfortunately they do not have the necessary space, electrical power or water pressure to provide showers. Both sites are restricted to weekend ticket holders.
Artists booked to appear include Jez Lowe and the Big Bad Pennies, Allan Taylor, Chris Sherburn & Findlay Napier, Jim Moray, Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party, Lucy Ward, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Steve Turner, Belshazzar's Feast, Sarah Grey, David Gibb & Elly Lucas, Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Wildfire Folk, The Time Bandits, Full House, The Deacons, Roy Clinging, The Waite Collective, John Finnan, Across the Water, and Tom Hughes.
Chester Folk Festival 2014 Line Up
- Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies
- Wildfire Folk
- The Time Bandits
- Full House
- The Deacons
- Roy Clinging
- The Waite Collective
- John Finnan
- Across The Water
- Goat Roper Rodeo Band
- David Gibb & Elly Lucas
- Sarah Grey
- Allan Taylor
- Chris Sherburn & Findlay Napier
- Jim Moray
- Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party
- Lucy Ward
- Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer
- Steve Turner
- Belshazzar's Feast
- Tom Hughes
Chester Folk Festival 2014 Travel Info
The festival is based on Kelsall Green – a large field behind the Morris Dancer pub, Chester Road , Kelsall , CW6 0RS . The main concert marquee, craft fair, children’s entertainment and main campsite are situated on this field, and a beer tent, a smaller marquee for acoustic events, food vans, site office, first aid and car parking are located in the pub grounds.
Other venues used are Kelsall Community Centre, Kelsall Social Club, Kelsall Methodist Church and another pub, The Farmers Arms.
Public Transport Information:
The nearest mainline railway stations are Hartford (for those coming from Crewe or Liverpool) or Chester (for those coming from Manchester or North Wales).
There is an hourly bus service (no. 82) from Hartford station to Kelsall (except Sundays & Bank Holidays).
From Chester, bus no. 37 leaves from Foregate St (3 per day Mon-Fri, 2 per day Sat) and bus no. 82 from the bus station (hourly Mon-Sat).
There is a free bus service which runs every 6 minutes from the station to Foregate St, the bus station and the city centre.
There is also a small train station at Delamere (on the Chester - Northwich line) but this is about 3 miles from the festival site and there is no regular bus service.
Unfortunately there are no normal service buses to Kelsall on Sundays or Bank Holidays but the Sandstone Trail tourist bus runs over the weekend and stops at Delemere station and Kelsall.