We have a new venue for our Song and Ale Weekend and for Folk Festival camping. This will be at Banbury Cricket Club which has excellent facilities and is closer to the centre of the town. Please click here to visit their website.

A booking form for the Song and Ale Weekend is available to download here. Or can be found on our Buy page here. For further details click here.
Confirmation of booking and further information will be sent out from 15th March 2015.

This year's dates -
Banbury Song & Ale Weekend 10 - 12 April 2015
Banbury Folk Festival 9 - 11 October 2015

Artists who appeared at the 2014 Festival

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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    

Pattie Smith & Ned Clamp


Bill Bates

Sharp as Razors

May Thrill

The Skeptics

John Morris and Denise Smith

Kitty Vernon and Derek Burgess

Clive and Madge Tierney

Bill McKinnon

Dave Fry         

Holler n Duck

Toots & Fraser

Dave & Ann Reader

Hilary Ward

Black Parrot Seaside

Trefor Williams

Cris Bartlett

Spiders Web   

Dave Taylor

John Wright and Jonathan Waller

Pete Joshua

Mike Moyse

Stevie Matt Cooper


Nick Lines

Dave Oakley

Barry Seward

Sheila Thackwray & Trevor Hewett

Claire Mace

Kevin West

John Slinger

Jules the Banburyshire Storyteller

Brian Little


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*The friendly festival right in the heart of Banbury*

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

Proud Sponsors & Supporters of
Banbury Folk Festival 2015


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.

cricket club

Banbury Cricket Club

Festival Campsite with outdoor camping for camper-vans, caravans and tents, and Clubhouse with separate bar, kitchen and performance venue.


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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