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New Forest Folk Festival set for Powells Farm in Plaitford

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FOLK rock legends Lindisfarne and singer-songwriter Ralph McTell are set to appear at the 10th New Forest Folk Festival from 6th-10th July.

The small family-run festival, which takes place with camping at Powells Farm in Plaitford, has forged a reputation for its intimate atmosphere and big-name performers.

Now attracting fans from across the UK, this year’s event will also feature Joe Broughton and his Conservatoire Folk Ensemble and a very special New Forest 10th Anniversary Band comprising artists Little Johnny England, TRADarrr, Fotheringay, 15 String Trio, Sandy Denny Project, and special guests.

The New Forest Folk Festival is on from 6th to 10th July
The New Forest Folk Festival is on from 6th to 10th July

Also performing will be Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie and Ric Sanders as well as Rick Wakeman’s son Adam alongside Damian Wilson.

Local artists will also share the limelight on Thursday 7th July with a busy programme on the main stage.

Festival spokesperson Keith Curtis said: “Last year we added showers which proved to be very popular as well as connecting the whole site to the national grid in order to do away with noisy smelly generators, in an effort to be more green.

“We have always listened to suggestions and over the years added more to enhance the festival, and moving the workshops to the woodland area away from the arena turned out to be very popular.”

New for 2022 are ceilidhs and Morris dancing workshops at the Woodland Fringe on a purpose-laid wooden floor, singarounds with Phil and Jane Green, and poetry by Andrew Francis.

Bruce Gomersall, who is resident MC and support singer at the Nettlebed Folk Club, will be hosting “song and ale” sessions throughout the weekend.

Children are also catered for with exotic animal shows exploring nature, and a storyteller.

Tickets are £110 for adults and £55 for children aged 5-15. Camping is £8 per pitch per night. Day tickets are also available from £40.

For more information visit www.newforestfolkfestival.co.uk

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