The excellent Beardy Folk Festival returns to Shropshire’s Hopton Court 21st-23rd June 2019 after a frankly stunning inaugural year in 2018. Indeed, so successful was last year’s festival for a start-up event that our FFA reviewers were singing it’s praises far and wide!  Take a look at the FFA Beardy Folk Festival Review 2018 for a brief overview of why our guys found Beardy absolutely splendid.

A great festival is far more than simply bands in a field with camping, and the Beardy team absolutely nailed it for organisation, atmosphere, artists, entertainment, facilities, and all-round quality and quantity.  It genuinely was pretty much faultless; a commendable achievement for a first-year event. It attracts a happy and friendly crowd, and,  needless to say, its no wonder that our FFA Reviewers will be returning again in 2019!

Beardy Folk Festival 2019 Preview

Once again, the festival punch’s above its weight for line-up with the likes of Merry Hell, 3 Daft Monkeys, Skerryvore, Holy Moly & the Crackers, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, and Chris Helme gracing the stages.

As we said up top, quality permeates everything about Beardy; the beautiful walled garden setting is simply stunning, the two stages operate alternately, so there is no downtime and you don’t miss a thing, there are plenty of locally sourced real ales and ciders, and the festival even hosts its own artisan food court. They even offer a discounted Beardy Drinks Card for even better value ... how neat is that? 

The site facilities are top flight, and there’s dancing troupes, performing arts tent and spoken word, plenty for the kids, woodland areas, and then there’s yoga …and then there’s… oh, just trust us – it promises to be wonderful!

Limited tickets are still available for the whole weekend at a bargain £99 (£105 after 3rd June), including camping, plus day and evening tickets options.  Check out current availability HERE.

Let’s end this Preview as our reviewer ended their 2018 Review – it says it all:

“ … Beardy Festival was excellent by any standards. A remarkable achievement in its inaugural year. For those blessed to attend in 2018, there is the ongoing pleasure of being able to say to the great grandkids in years to come ‘I was there when it all started’. This Reviewer will.”

See you those Shropshire fields!

Beardy Folk Festival 2019 Line Up Poster

Article by Barrie Dimond