It is no secret that the UK is currently in the midst of one of its wettest ‘summers’ in recent memory. A number of festivals have become more reminiscent of Iceland’s mudpools, so we could all do with a nice indoor festival, couldn’t we?
Well, luckily for us, The Bedford in Balham is hosting The London Folk Fest from July 19th-22nd 2012. With the line up including It’s All Happening favourites Alessi’s Ark, Emily and the Woods and Indigo Earth, as well as a whole lot more, this will be a festival not to miss.
In addition to the stellar line up, there will also be interactive panels, creative master classes and community initiatives over the four days. Music will take place across three stages: The Theatre, The Ballroom and The Tavistock.
Headlining the shows are Brother & Bones (“Devastatingly pure… Arena sized soul…” – IlikeMusic), Fossil Collective, Marcus Foster, Luke Concannon (formerly of Nizlopi) (“Political, intense, angular and beautiful’, Colin Murray BBC Radio 1) and the highly praised Alessi’s Ark (“A bewitching stage presence and an angelic vocal make Alessi’s Ark very easy to love”, Clash) as well as BBC Radio 2 favourite Megan Henwood.
Many of you may well have seen Alessi’s Ark at our very own all-dayer at the Gallery Cafe back on June 23rd, so you will know that she should not be missed! The London Folk Fest is set to be a great event, and it’s quite possibly the only festival you will go to this summer where you won’t have to worry about getting soaked..
Tickets are still available online and on the door. Three day tickets are available for just £30 here. For more information check out http://thelondonfolkfest.com/