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EFDSS Folk Rising Plus at The Bedford Hotel

The first names from the 2018 line-up will be announced and Super Early Bird Tickets will go on sale on Monday 11th December. Stay tuned!

The Bedford Hotel hosts concerts in the dining room and fringe events in the bars. Access from the main esplanade is via three steps. A wheelchair ramp is available from hotel management. The Bedford is the place to be if you want to see some dynamic late night sessions!

Download the 2017 Full Programme here.

Continuing to shine a light on some of the freshest new talent on the scene is a key part of our booking policy at Sidmouth FolkWeek. Co-curated with EFDSS, the popular Folk Rising Plus concert series in the Bedford Hotel returns with GRANNY’S ATTICJIMMY ALDRIDGE & SID GOLDSMITH, KELLY OLIVER, ROSIE HOOD, THE SAVAGE PRUNES, ALICE JONES, ELLY LUCAS, BENAMMI SWIFT, EMILY MAE WINTERS, ROSIE & ROWAN, TOM EVENS and more.

Folk Rising Plus extends beyond the Bedford Hotel with lunchtime and early evening Open Mics and Showcases of emerging artists. We also showcase the recipients of bursaries presented by EFDSS through its Creative Seed Funding programme – KIRSTY MERRYNGERMA ADAN and KITTY MACFARLANE.

Other guests at smaller venues include: award-winning Somerset singer-songwriter ANGE HARDY, classic musical cocktail mixed by Fi Fraser, Pete Bullock and Howard Mitchell in THE OLD FASHIONED; political performance poet ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER; topical singer-songwriter GRACE PETRIE; the riveting voice and guitar of KEITH CHRISTMAS; English folk duo PATTERSON DIPPER, MOIRAI, BRYONY GRIFFITH, WILL POUND & EDDY JAY, KAELA ROWAN BAND, CHRIS FOSTER, FUNI, IAN A ANDERSON, MARC BLOCK, AGAINST THE GRAIN, AMY KAKOURA & ANDREW SHARPEand VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER. 

Tickets available now

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