The Bermondsey Folk Festival 2018 continues and after the day’s events in The Blue Market, the Bermondsey Folk Festival music will play at Shortwave Cafe with an evening of fantastic folk acts. You’ll be pleased to know that Shortwave Cafe is fully licensed & has a great selection of beers and drinks.
Join us for a walk with famous comedian Arthur Smith who will delight everyone taking part in this exploration of Bermondsey, ‘proper’ 🙂
The walk will last about an hour on our way to the main stage at Market Place. Remember, this walk could be funny so you’ve been warned!
Meet us at the Queen Victoria Pub (Yes, you may go inside and relax in this lovely pub; the tour starts at midday)
Folk music fans and Bermondsey Folk Festival followers, behold, the our very first flyer for the BFF 2018 is out of the printer!
We are delighted to announce the main headline acts for this year’s edition of our popular Folk Festival in South London. Bermondsey which has a long music tradition is once more the home for top class musicians and bands to play on a day not to be forgotten!
With Martin Carthy, Lisa Knapp, Circulus and Arfur Doo and The Toerags plus many other acts to be announced. In the meantime, don’t forget to visit the Folk Music Singaround at Shortwave Cafe and organised by Cunning Folk. This monthly event is a platform for artists who wish to play at the Bermondsey Folk Festival as supporting acts. Remember to pencil in (or add electronically nowadays) these dates to your calendars:
8th September 2018 – Bermondsey Folk Festival returns to Market Place and nearby venues in The Blue, Bermondsey SE16
The 3rd instalment of the annual Bermondsey Folk Festival draws on the experience of previous years offerings with a format aimed at celebrating our local pubs and community and with the duel aim of raising awareness of the thriving Bermondsey craft beer industry, all in one day, Saturday, 9th of September 2017
The festival will begin at The Queen Victoria with a guided walk by Arthur Smith to Market Place for a performance by the Alasdair Roberts Trio. Then it’s a short stroll to the famous Blue Anchor for Cunning Folk. Just a mere stone’s throw to Market Place where to replenish with food or drinks outside The Old Bank or head to the stall with the Beer Mile beers with beers on taps while being entertained with Frog Morris, Circus Skills and Morris Dancing . The music takes central stage with Stick in the Wheel and headliner the incomparable Martin Simpson. But the party is not over as it is time to visit Shortwave Cafe at the Biscuit Factory for the late gig with Thomas McCarthy and supporting acts.
Can you really miss it?!
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venue locations and directions
All the venues are within a few steps from Market Place and a short distance from Bermondsey Underground station. Canada Water is the nearest station if you coming by overground then change to Jubilee Line for one stop or walk across Southwark Park as marked in the map. Though there are not parking restrictions, we recommend using public transport so you can relax and enjoy it in full!
Zoom in and out to see all the venues taking part in the festival, other pubs in the area and places to eat.
We are pleased to announce another edition of the Bermondsey Folk Festival for 2017. The Blue Bermondsey BID and Cunning Folk Music teamed up once again to deliver another amazing line up of artists.
So here it is. The 2016 Bermondsey Folk Festival is going to be from the 6th to the 11th of September. A week of free folk events in the heart of South East London. Eventbrite links will be provided shortly.
Bermondsey Folk Festival: a week of free folk music in the heart of South East London.