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  Edgworth Folk Festival  

The 2022 Festival is planned for Friday 7th - Sunday 9th October

The festival is a charity event which is run for the benefit of the Barlow Institute, a community centre and wonderful historic building in the village of Edgworth near Bolton in Lancashire. It usually takes place on the first weekend of October. All proceeds go to the Barlow Trust. There are concerts, workshops, singarounds, music sessions, dance displays, a ceilidh, lectures, demonstrations, with a bar and food available. All the artists and workshop leaders give their time and talents for free for which we are immensely grateful. We are proud that the festival attracts guests and visitors from all over the country to share our love of great folk music and camaraderie. The Festival is in its 11th year now, and has established a reputation of being relaxed, friendly and welcoming. We are pleased to announce that the 2021 Festival raised £4000 for the Barlow. Thanks to everyone who made this possible.

Pictures from Friday night at the 2022 Festival.

Tunes session.jpg
The Millstone Band.jpg
Simon and Jamie Blatchley.jpg
Nat Clare.jpg
Mike Fairclough.jpg
Andy Williams.jpg
Karen Grendal Park.jpg

Festival Programme in Full

Camper Van Spaces


If you wish to wish to bring a camper van for the weekend, we have a small number of
places at the local school, which is about 2 minutes’ walk from The Barlow. Guests wishing
to use this facility MUST pre-book and have already booked their weekend ticket. There is a
nominal charge of £10 which will be donated to the school. To book a place, please ring
Mike Simmons on 07713 248067. On arrival, please collect your Camping Pass from The
Regrettably, we are unable to offer places for any other form of camping. Campers wishing to 
use caravans or tents are advised to contact the following local sites: click on the link to take you to their website.

Park Fold Farm

Other accommodation is available at:

Quarlton Fold Farm
Meadow Croft Barn
Meadow Croft Farm b & b
Affetside b & b
Red Lion Hawkshaw
Strawbury Duck

To Book Festival Tickets:

Please email or

download a booking form HERE:->

Festival Programme in Brief

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