Leigh Folk Festival
Library Gardens, Broadway West, Leigh on Sea
Warrior Square, Southend –on-Sea
Old Town, Leigh on Sea
The Leigh Folk Festival is widely recognised as the largest free event of its type in the UK. It takes place across a range of venues around Leigh-on-Sea and Southend.
The festival has become famous for its wide-ranging approach to programming, which this year embraces music, dance, comedy, poetry, puppetry, film, theatre, storytelling, children’s activities and more besides.
All outdoor performances are free, with only a limited number of ticketed events. Saturday’s events are focused on the relaxed, pastoral setting of Leigh Library Gardens, while on Sunday the action shifts down to Old Leigh and the town’s buzzing waterfront area, and includes the Sunday Lunchtime Procession through the Old Town of Leigh.
A Fine Array of Local, National and International Folk Artistes
Real Ale Festival, Pub Sessions & Singarounds,
Poetry & Storytelling, Hoy Club Stage, Mummers,
Open Mic Competition, Films Shows,
Childrens’ Activities and of course miles and miles of mud !
The festival is growing every year in scope and strength, and has now become an unmissable highlight in many a music fan’s calendar. More information is available on the festival website www.leighfolkfestival.com.
The Leigh Folk Festival is the annual highlight of the Essex folk music scene.