The Folk at the Oak festival was founded way back in Folk by the Oak festival back in 2008, their aim is to bring together the wonderful musicians to their stage with a high calibre of our artists under their belts, this festival adorns music fans with a really diverse line-up year after year.
As a one day festival we felt it was important to bring together a collection of exceptional artists to give our audience a taste of the very best folk music around in a reasonably short space of time. In 2012 we added the Acorn Stage, which not only showcases incredible new talent, it also enables us to create a festival of wall to wall outstanding music.
The Folk by the Oak to have a friendly, relaxed atmosphere – a happy mixture of local village fete and the full on festival experience, the festival also has a wide range of creative craftspeople, inspiring workshop leaders and culinary wizards for enriching the festival experience. They are the dedicated stallholders who bring the festival site alive with colour, creativity and imagination, showing the difference it makes when care and passion drive the making of delicious dishes or the crafting of handmade items.
Music line-ups for previous years include: Fara, Eric Bibb, The Levellers, Show Of Hands and many more, the wide range of styles make for an eclectic mix of folk jazz and acoustic songwriting, ideal for families and children alike.
(Some of the previous year artists)
This iconic one day festival can make for a more convenient festival experience for families in particular, and so, on top of the many other activities onsite there is also a dedicated family area which includes a wide range of family friendly entertainment including storytellers, circus performers, wand makers, knot makers, artists, bush craft folk and archers to name but a few.
Folk by the Oak is located just outside London, the festival grounds are surrounded by the leafy green parkland of Hatfield House, where you will be immersed in music, history, ancient oaks, bunting, fun and laughter.
From the intimacy of the Acorn Stage to the open air festival buzz of the Main Stage, the festival aims to make the event as accessible as possible, due to the size of the festival and natural slope, viewing platforms are not available however there is a large screen for guests to get a close up view of the acts, guests are recommended to accommodate their own seating arrangements,
Folk by the Oak is held in an open air grass arena. There is a tarmac road leading from the disabled parking area down the side of the auditorium giving easy access for wheelchairs down the length of the arena.
The festivals carefully curated stages are complemented by hand-picked caterers and craftspeople. For children attending the event, their dedicated ‘Folk by the Oakers’ have a world of creative workshops to discover onsite as well as the dedicated family friendly area.
Food and drink at the festival include some of the leading stalls from vendors including vegan and gluten free stalls, that cater for all dietary requirements, the selection changes from year to year but with a wide range of bespoke eateries and snack bars and also leading breweries serving the latest ales and beers, there is no shortage of places to eat and drink.
Tickets for next year’s event are available now, to book please visit their website below, Access Cardholders can use their card for a free companion/PA ticket when booking.
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