Warwick Folk Festival
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Press release

Date: 12 February 2012 - for immediate release

The big names are heading for town for this summer's better-than-ever Warwick Folk Festival

Scottish singer Eddi Reader, folk legend Nic Jones, powerful singer-songwriter Vin Garbutt and the reunited line-up of folk-reggae sensation Edward II - this is just a taste of the fantastic range of music lined up for the 2012 Warwick Folk Festival.

Now in its 33rd year, the four-day extravaganza takes place on Thursday to Sunday, 26-29 July. The Festival's unique programme has something for everyone from the dedicated folk die-hards to the ever-growing audience of music lovers who are discovering that 'folk' covers a wide range of tastes and styles including blues, rock, country and funk.

The packed programme of over 130 events offers a huge choice of concerts, ceilidhs and workshops on the main festival site plus a vast array of sessions, dance displays and open air concerts in the historic town centre.

The Festival also has a strong reputation as a family-focused occasion with entertainment and events to delight all generations, not to mention an excellent showcase for the growing army of young musical talent to share the billing with the seasoned veteran acts.

Other big name guests heading for Warwick that weekend include Faustus, Jim Moray, Damien O'Kane, the talented trio of Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle, the new line-up of Scottish band Breabach, plus a return appearance by talented young singer and BBC Folk Award winner Lucy Ward.

Says Festival Director, Dick Dixon, 'Each year we plan for Warwick Folk Festival to be the best yet. Last year's event was a fantastic success and it will be a tough job to improve on it. But with the line-up we have for 2012, we're confident that we will.

'You won't have to be a folk music buff to enjoy a superb weekend of first-class entertainment to suit all tastes and ages.'

Further details and ticket arrangements are available on the Festival's website -


Notes for Editors

For interviews please contact:

Dick Dixon - Festival Director: 07831 890905
or email

Photos available to download - just click on links :

Eddie Reader (1.81Mb).

Vin Garbutt (3.13Mb).

Edward II (625Kb).

Lucy Ward (1.29Mb).

Hi-res image of crowds at the 2008 Warwick Folk Festival open air concert in Market Place, Warwick (9.6Mb. Photo by Chele Willow)
Music session at the 2011 Warwick Folk Festival (1.29Mb. Photo by Andrew Lock)
Morris dance musicians at the 2011 Warwick Folk Festival (1.57Mb. Photo by Andrew Lock)

For further details of the Festival or more photographs, please contact:

Dick Dixon - Festival Director: 07831 890905 or email
Pete Willow - Press and PR: 07887 552896 or email
Fiona Henderson - Business Development Manager: 07811 479747 or email

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This year's Warwick Folk Festival takes place on 26-29 July 2012.

The main Festival events take place in the grounds of Warwick School on Myton Road with concerts in the main marquee and the state-of-the-art Bridge House Theatre. Other events take place in the pubs and precincts of Warwick's historic town centre, from back-room music sessions to free admission open air concerts.

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