Folk Forest 2019: Preview
From the team at Regather Cooperative comes the ninth year of popular festival The Folk Forest, on the 6th and 7th of July 201. Back in their home of Endcliffe Park for another year of music, craft activities and local food and drink, it’s sure to provide fun for all the family.
This year’s line-up hosts the likes of internationally known jazz artist and ‘Godfather of Neo Soul’ Roy Ayers, BBC Folk Award winning three-piece Lau, and up-and-coming drummer Yussef Dayes, in addition to Sheffield favourites The Sheffield Beatles Project, Oh Papa and many more. Over 60 performers gracing the 5 stages across 2 days – there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Priding itself on being incredibly family-friendly, The Folk Forest caters for younger children with the kids’ area, dedicated workshops and the Concerteenies Stage bringing those 0-3 live music, sensory experiences and fun times throughout the weekend.
Once again, the Site Gallery Introducing Stage is returning with events designed to inspire and encourage the next generation to express themselves. Highlights include a take-over from Sheffield-based collective GRL. who are set to give girls of all abilities a chance to DJ.
Not just restricted to music, the Folk Forest will also showcase independent food and drink suppliers from around South Yorkshire. As expected, Sheffield’s ever-growing food scene will be present, with Sunshine Pizza and Cow Boys offering great snacks all weekend. To wash it down, world-famous beer makers Stancill Brewery have partnered with the event to provide their award-winning drinks from the main bar, alongside Regather’s own craft beer and cider.
For those that want to take part themselves, Heritage Craft Workshops are arranged throughout the event, bringing with them chances to learn from craftspeople from all over Sheffield. New this year, Regather are also opening The Tree Fayre; a packed programme celebrating all things tree. The Tree Fayre brings together tree scientists, climbers, and alike to provide an insight into the world of wildlife.
The event takes place on the 6th and 7th of July 2019 with tickets available here.