The 39th Dartmoor Folk Festival took place on the 5th, 6th & 7th August 2016 in the village of South Zeal near Okehampton in Devon. Lucky festival goers enjoyed a packed programme of concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, song and music sessions, a children's festival, craft displays, folk service, a Dartmoor ramble and much more. Check out the ARTISTS page and other tabs to see what you missed!
Plans are under way to bring you an exciting lineup for the 40th Dartmoor Folk Festival which will take place on 11th, 12th & 13th August 2017. Come back regularly for updates.
Please don't forget that DOGS are not permitted at any festival venue including the recreation ground. They are welcome on the festival campsite on a lead.
NEWS. We are saddened to announce that Joyce Cann the festival president passed away on 19th January. Her family were by her side. She'll be missed by all who knew her. The funeral took place on Wednesday 3rd February at St Andrews Church, South Tawton and she was given a good send off by hundreds of family and friends. We'll miss her loads at the festival but will keep things going the way she would have wanted it.
We were also deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tony Beard after losing his battle with cancer. Tony was a loyal and dedicated supporter of the festival and all things Dartmoor. He was the MC for the Sunday night Music Hall for 35 years and we will miss him terribly. Our thoughts are with Tony's wife Wendy and their family and friends.
Festival photos courtesy of Alan Quick.
We'd like to say a great big thank you to Waitrose for the generous donation of £1000! We are a not for profit organisation, and all of the committee and many others give their time and enthusiasm free of charge. This money will be put to good use and helps secure the future of our festival.
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In the words of the late Bob Cann BEM (the festival's founder) "Yer tiz again - zongs, music and danzin' from dear ole Dart-i-moor! Welcum to this gurt weekend 'ope twill run proper zuent!" Proper Job.