Why come to Holmfirth Festival of Folk?

Holmfirth is a small pennine town which comes to life during the Festival of Folk. There has been a folk festival in Holmfirth for about 30 years. We pride ourselves on producing a community based festival involving schools, local talent, most businesses in the town and, of course, a small army of volunteers. Our income is tiny compared to most festivals on the circuit and comes mainly from sponsorship, grants, public collections and ticket sales.

Holmfirth Festival of Folk 2020 didn't happen
Exciting news -
'Halloween Hoot and Howl is on October 31st from 6.30pm
We always need volunteers for stewards too - free entry to festival events (numbers permitting) and an opportunity be 
part of a brilliant
community festival.
Contact us for more information...

Dear all,

Here at Holmfirth Festival of Folk, we have resigned ourselves to the fact the situation will not improve.

Friends and Supporters will have enjoyed the "virtual" online festival last May and Steve Ansell has kindly volunteered to produce another, possibly even better, online Halloween festival - you guessed it - on October 31st !!


It appears to be unlikely that the New Year's Eve Ceilidh will go ahead either


I am looking forwards to next May and am in negotiation to see if, at the very least, we might stage some outdoor concerts

I hope to make some postive announcements in a few weeks time.

Please support musicians through buying merchandise or whatever you can. Most have been ignored by the Government through being self employed and the fact that the Government hasn't an ounce of Culture, caring not a jot for anything unless it can make them (or their friends) money.


In the meantime, stay safe, and we look forward to seeing many of you soon.


Alex Bywaters

Hon Chair Holmfirth Festival of Folk

bunting 1.jpg