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.
Read the FFA Gate To Southwell 2019 Review.
Gate to Southwell Festival Ticket Information
The festival uses tiered ticketing
Weekend (Fri - Sun) no camping
Early-bird: £95.00 plus booking fees
Tier 1 £100.00 plus booking fees
Tier 2 £115.00 plus booking fees
Tier 3 £125.00 plus booking fees
Weekend (Fri - Sun) with camping
Early-bird: £120.00 plus booking fees
Tier 1: £125.00 plus booking fees
Tier 2: £140.00 plus booking fees
Tier 3: £150.00 plus booking fees
Gate to Southwell Festival 2020 Line Up
Show Of Hands, Anxo Lorenzo Band, Chris Wood Blair Dunlop, Reg Meuross, The Celtic Social Club, Ian Siegal, The Imar, Rodney Branigan, The Jellyman’s Daughter, Talisk, Madison Violet, Pierre Schryer, Adam Dobres, Beaubowbelles, Simawe, Track Dogs, and AJ Lee & Blue Summit.