Following a great Festival we want to thank everyone who attended and made it so enjoyable. That includes the Artists, the Stewards, the Caterers and Bar Staff, the Drivers, the Sponsors, everyone at all of our venues and, most importantly, our audience!

Our new venue at the Cricket Club has proven a great success - why not join us in April for our annual Song & Ale weekend. See below for details.

Headlining the 2015 Festival …..

Roving Crows

Innovative, funky and energetic Folk Fusion Band- Fiery fiddle playing meets philosophical song- writing over pounding tribal beats.

Bob Fox

Tyneside’s acclaimed Folk Singer/Guitarist back on the circuit after his recent successful tour as ‘Songman’ in Warhorse.


21st century Folk Rock - A new take on traditional British Folk music, featuring some classics and some hidden gems.

Fiddler and the Fool

Martyn Oram and Keith Donnelly making mischief at our ‘Foot-tappers and Hecklers Club’ on Friday night.

Also confirmed so far …..
The Rachel Hamer Band


Noah’s Cape


Hector Gilchrist

Patti (Spoons) Smith and Ned Clamp

Mike Nicholson

May Thrill

Red Shoes

Andrew McKay & Carole Etherton

Gill Allcock

Bill Bates

Pete Watkins

Paula & Stuart Tindall

John Morris

Hamish Currie


Holler n Duck (Kevin O’Regan and Kevin Ward)

Toots & Fraser


Dave Fry

The Banbury Country Dance Band

Pete Joshua

Gallimauphry and the Dog

Flatted Fifth

Derek Burgess & Kitty Vernon

Hilary Ward

Tim Howes

Kevin Sexton

Cris Bartlett


Bill McKinnon

Ann & Dave Reader

Dave Taylor

John Carrington

Ches Gibbons

Fran O'Boyle Storyteller

Jules the Banburyshire Storyteller

Brian Little, Banbury Historian

….. and more to come!



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*The friendly festival right in the heart of Banbury*

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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

The Willows, Bodicote. Festival Campsite and Weekend Events Venue. Outdoor camping for camper-vans, caravans and tents, and Clubhouse with two separate bars and performance venues. Shuttle mini-bus service to and from the Town Hall.

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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

Home of Banbury Folk Club 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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Methodist Hall, Marlborough Road

Venue for acoustic concerts, our Friday night Ceilidh and indoor camping over the weekend, just off the High Street, within easy walking distance of the Town Hall and the other in town venues.


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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The White Horse -

North Bar, at the top of Parsons Street. New venue for our music sessions all weekend. Within easy walking distance of the other in-town venues, a great range of Real Ales and good pub grub.

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The Dog and Gun

North Bar, opposite the White Horse. The rear function room is the venue for song clubs on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

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