From its humble beginnings in 2007 as primarily an English folk music and dance festival, Southwell has evolved into one of the leading and most innovative roots and acoustic music events in the country.
Expect over 50 artists performing over 4 days on 4 main stages, on-site camping, kids activities, street theatre, comedy, spoken word and lots more.
Whilst English and Celtic music remain at the core, they embrace other roots music forms. Southwell has built a reputation for seeking out exciting new talent and providing something a little different. Quality remains the watchword so whether it’s country or gypsy jazz, ska or rockabilly, bluegrass or punk, traditional or contemporary, it’ll be good.
Dance remains a popular part of the festival with an emphasis on variety and entertainment. Ceilidhs or other social folk dances take place each day on site.
Southwell is a family friendly and fun festival with plenty of entertainment for the kids and youths alike. Many children’s activities are aimed to be educative as well as fun with their own instrument workshops, and various other hands-on opportunities. Family entertainment always includes a liberal dose of Street Theatre and ‘walkabouts’ as well as storytellers and musicians.
Gate to Southwell Festival Ticket Information
The festival uses a tiered ticketing approach.
Adult Weekend Extra with Camping (Thu - Sun)
Tier 2 - £155.00 plus booking fee
Tier 3 - £165.00 plus booking fee
Adult Weekend with Camping (Fri-Sun)
Tier 2 - £140.00 plus booking fee
Tier 3 - £150.00 plus booking fee
Adult Weekend Extra no Camping (Thu - Sun)
Tier 2 - £130.00 plus booking fee
Tier 3 - £140.00 plus booking fee
Adult Weekend no Camping (Fri-Sun)
Tier 2 - £115.00 plus booking fee
Tier 3 - £125.00 plus booking fee
Single Day tickets are also available.
Gate to Southwell Festival 2019 Line Up
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Los Pacaminos feat. Paul Young, Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys, Skipinnish, Blue Rose Code, Nancy Kerr, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys (Canada), Korrontzi (Spain), BOC (Spain), Sarah Savoy Band (France), Otway & Barrett , Calan, Blue Summit (USA), JigJam (Ireland), Jim Causley, 3 Daft Monkeys, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Grace Petrie, Jessica Pearson & The East Wind (Canada), Katie Spencer, Hotel Palindrone (Austria), Sam Kelly & Ruth Notman, SYA (Netherlands) Hickory Signals, Truckstop Honeymoon (USA), Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Alden Patterson & Dashwood, Ruth Notman, Rosenblume, Ranagri, Flossie Malavialle (France), Maniere des Bohemiens, Kim Edgar, The Activators, Keith Donnelly, Bird in the Belly, Sunjay, Morrissey & Marshall (Ireland), Dark Horses, Joshua Cook (USA), The Jig Doctors, The Hunch Lizzy Hardingham, Sam Brothers, Clarke Camilleri + more.