The Bulverton Marquee is a standing venue; an upbeat hub of activity each night from 7pm through ‘til the early hours. The party-focused venue features high energy evening roots shows and dance parties, Late Night Extra ceilidhs, early doors sessions with special catering/bar deals and a post-LNE Betsy’s Lounge, the funky and welcoming space dedicated to late night playing and singing.
Note: The Bulverton Marquee is a standing venue. There is seating in Betsy’s Lounge which is adjacent to the venue but there are no sightlines to the stage from this seating.
Dancefloor-filling action during the week includes:
ELIZA CARTHY & THE WAYWARD BAND
A powerhouse party band – a who’s who of the best players in the folk scene – characterised by unrelenting energy, inventive arrangements and Carthy’s uniquely expressive singing.
A gleefully raucous guitar band fronted by Jim Moray and Sam Carter. They rewrite the folk-rock template in their performances of traditional songs and tunes, owing as much to Radiohead as they do to Fairport Convention.
Influential Euro-dance band celebrate their 40th year in style. With so many their tunes now “standards” in the modern folk repertoire and played by people all over the world, the band continue to experiment with the boundaries of folk music.
POLICE DOG HOGAN
London based urban bluegrass outfit Police Dog Hogan are firm festival favourites, mixing a hi-octane brew of Americana influences and British songwriting.
SCOTTISH PARTY NIGHT with ELEPHANT SESSIONS
BBC Alba ‘Album Of The Year’ award-winning Neo-trad quintet from the Highlands plus SPECIAL GUESTS.
BLACKBEARD’S TEA PARTY
Back by popular demand, the band bring us their brand of gutsy folk rock and driving dance rhythms
MONSTER CEILIDH BAND
Seamlessly blending electronic dance music with traditional folk, the band promise a great party night
EURO CEILIDH PARTY with VINTAGE COCK AND BULL BAND
An extra special treat with the pioneering French and European-influence ceilidh band – favourites on the scene in the late 70s and 80s – featuring founder members Jean Pierre Rasle and Dave Whetstone.