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 2021 will / should / might be (choose your level of optimism!)
May 7th, 8th 9th


Exciting news -
O'Hooley and Tidow will be there !


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 are looking forwards to the 2021 Festival

Current plans are to stage some outdoor concerts; some ticketed and some not

O'Hooley and Tidow are provisionally booked to headline !


I must admit, at this stage, things don't look good and it is a challenge to be optimistic

however, if live music is to survive, we need to be.

Setting Covid aside for a moment, there will be a balance between financial risk and supporting artistes, with whatever Festival we have, but we feel that we need to do something to support artistes and the town.


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

Sunday afternoon concert at the Picturedrome in 2012