New Cranleigh Folk Festival to Debut this September at Knowle Park. In what is expected to become a late summer highlight for live music lovers from Surrey and beyond, the first Cranleigh Folk Festival will be coming to Knowle Park this September for three days of electrifying folk, blues and country music, fantastic food and drink and family fun.
Drawing some of the best artists from the local and national scene, this ambitious festival has been created to raise funds for local causes, to provide a platform for up and coming musicians and to put Cranleigh village on the live music map like it’s never been before, with over 3,000 visitors expected each day.
The Cranleigh Folk Festival will feature two live music stages hosting dozens of artists playing every flavour of folk, rock, soul, jazz, blues and country, from true music titans to some of the brightest new acts from the local scene. Confirmed headliners so far include legendary guitarist with Jethro Tull, Martin Barre, and support from artists like Emilia Quinn, Nine Miles South, Backwoods Creek, Shaun Reilly, Telephone Road and many more.
The Village Tent, will showcase a diverse array of performing arts, interactive workshops and crafts, curated among others with The Electric Theatre.
Celebrating the very best of the region’s food and drink, festival goers will enjoy craft beers and locally sourced gins and wines at two bars run by the Firebird Brewing Company, and some of the finest food vendors from Surrey and the South East will be serving up delicious street food, artisan coffees and irresistible snacks.
For a truly memorable experience, the Cranleigh Folk Festival 2019 will offer camping over all three days, on-site car parking and a shuttle bus from Guildford train station to Cranleigh High Street. Weekend tickets includes 3 nights of camping. Day tickets can also be purchased for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets available online at: www.cranleighfolk.com
The festival has already received enthusiastic support and sponsorship from local organisations including the Mayor of Waverley Borough Council, Mary Foryszewski; Berkeley Homes; Bellway Homes and Eagle Radio. Eagle Radio 96.4FM’s breakfast show presenter Peter Gordon says: “Cranleigh is such a unique place with such a great community feel – for the village to host such an ambitious event is something Eagle Radio, and I, personally are very happy about. Let’s hope the festival marks Cranleigh out as the forward thinking, family orientated arts hub that it deserves to be.”
Stay tuned for all future announcements on social media and at www.cranleighfolk.com