Welcome to our Festival web site!
Upton Folk Festival 2016 will feature the usual range of great performers - regulars, old favourites and new guests. There will be sessions in the pubs, dancing in the streets and good company and fellowship throughout the town.
As May Day falls on the Festival Sunday, we are looking for ways to celebrate it in addition to the trip to the top of a hill at dawn - any ideas would be welcomed.
Upton Folk Festival is proud to host five thriving competitions: the Andy Scarf Memorial trophy for Morris Announcements, the southern heat of The John Birmingham Cup for Songwriters (link to page), the Upton In Bloom Duck Race, the Decorated Duck Race and the Demon Barbers Clog Competition. If you would like to register an interest in any or all of these competitions please email your details to Chairman@UptonFolk.ORG and we will provide more details as they become available.
Tickets will be on sale during February 2016 either via this web site or by phone from the Upton Tourist Information office. If you would like further details please email BoxOffice@UptonFolk.ORG
The results of the competitions in 2015 were:
Andy Maliphant Memorial Trophy for Morris Announcements
John Birmingham Cup for song writing
Dave with judges, Liz Davenport and Graeme Knights
Demon Barbers' Clog Competition
The Decorated Duck competition
The Upton in Bloom Duck Race
During the festival the customers and public raised over £750 to support the efforts of one of our traders, Bijendra Tamrakar, whose family is bringing relief to the people of Nepal in a direct way. One of the Folk Festival’s contribution was to raffle a model of the Festival’s Mascot Coenwulf (a cat with a wooden leg and only one eye). A picture of the presentation of the money to Bijendra by The Festival Chairman (Richard Hannah) and Jo Bowmer who made the model. Further information on the Tamrakar Team.
The winner of the raffle for the miniature Folk Festival Mascot was B. Harries of West Heath, Birmingham
Next year the guest list includes:
Richard Hannah – Chairman
If you would like to contact us please use the links below: