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Join us for our 15th Festival on 10th - 12th October 2014!

Breaking News! The Festival Ceilidh is on Friday with the Old Mettle Dance Band!
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John Tams & Barry Coope

Anthony John Clarke

Isla St Clair (patron)

Something Nasty in the Woodshed

The Linda Watkins Band

Kings Gambit

The Pete Watkins Originals

The Kevin O'Regan Band


The She Shanties

Hector Gilchrist

Martin & Emma Vogwell

Gregg Cave & Nick Ellison    

Patti Smith & Ned Clamp


Copper Kettle

Bill Bates

Sharp as Razors

May Thrill

The Skeptics

John Morris

Dave Fry         

Holler n Duck

Toots & Fraser

Dave & Ann Reader

Black Parrot Seaside

Trefor Williams

Spiders Web   

Dave Taylor

Wilson & Wright   

Pete Joshua

Mike Moyse

Nick Lines

Dave Oakley

Barry Seward

Sheila Thackwray

Kevin West

Jules the Banburyshire Storyteller

and more to come


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*The friendly festival right in the heart of Banbury*

*A low-cost festival with a high quality line up*

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Weekend tickets include free camping!

No camping only tickets

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Banbury Folk Festival 2014


Banbury Town Hall

Home of Banbury Town Council and Main Concert Venue for the Festival, right in the heart of Banbury. This fine Victorian Gothic building is situated in the High Street, next to Banbury Market Square and close to Banbury Old Town and Castle Quay Shopping Centre.


Drayton Leisure Golf Centre

Festival Campsite and Weekend Events Venue. You can be sure of a warm welcome from our hosts, Nicholas and Lesley Turner. The campsite has full facilities and the clubhouse has a bar and café with a separate clubroom.


The Reinedeer Inn

Banbury’s oldest pub, with Festival Events held in the historic oak-panelled Globe Room and Front Bar.  Situated in Old Town’s Parsons Street, where visitors can enjoy the old-style charm of Banbury’s shops and restaurants.

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The Banbury Cross Pub

Banbury Folk Club’s great new home and venue for Festival Folk Club sessions throughout the weekend. In Butchers Row nestled between the Market and the High Street and close to Banbury Town Hall.

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Hotel Mercure Whately Hall

Housed within a former 17th Century Coaching Inn, and commanding a presence on Banbury’s North Bar, close to our town venues.  Festival Sponsor, pleased to provide accommodation to some of our artists.

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bell inn

The Bell Inn, Grimsbury

Like a village pub, close to the centre of town! 8 minutes walk from Banbury Town Hall and 2 minutes from the train station, The Bell will be the venue for music sessions throughout the Festival weekend.

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The Dog & Gun

Situated on North Bar, just up from the Reindeer. This will be the venue for performance workshops on Saturday.