One of Festival For All’s favourite festivals, the wonderful Beardy Folk Festival returns to Shropshire’s Hopton Court for it’s seventh incarnation 13th-16th June 2024.

Our Reviewers just love Beardy. This small perfectly formed bijou festival is just so... not too big to be impersonal, but not too small to be constrained; indeed, Beardy is positively expansive in its facilities and entertainment quotient. Here’s what we had to say about last year’s shenanigans in the Beardy Folk Festival 2023 Review to give just a flavour of what goes down at this wonderful little festival.

Hopton Court is a stunning location centred around the Grade II Listed Georgian Country House’s splendid Walled Garden … there is even an Orangery hosting gigs and events!  Outside the walls, Beardy offers all kinds of happenings in the Woods and Meadow. It really is all rather charming, but don’t be fooled – Beardy’s eclectic music policy covers all of the ‘Folk’ genre broad church, and its crowd are as interesting and diverse as anything gracing the stages! One word defines Beardy for our FFA Reviewers “Quality”, whether that be facilities, camping, organisation, food and drink (including excellent Hobson Ales!!), and of course music policy and scheduling.

This year’s offerings include Kate Rusby, Mad Dog Mcrea, Blair Dunlop, The Magic Numbers, 3 Daft Monkeys, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Mik Artistik's Ego Trip, Virginia Kettle's Rolling Folk, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, An Audience with Bob Harris, Martin Stephenson/The Daintees, Michele Stodart, This Flight Tonight, The Dunwells, plus many others over its four days. Remember Beardy schedules back-to-back music, so no down time and always plenty going on.

Check everything Beardy, including the full programme of events and offerings HERE.

There are still limited tickets available last time we checked.  So do join FFA in those fields – it will be lively and lovely!

Article by Barrie Dimond