BLUEGRASS Festivals and Picking Weekends (as of February 2022)
Please check with the venue or organiser before the event
Battlefield Bluegrass Festival –
21st – 24th July – Weekend Festival
Headline Ruben Matt and the Truffle Valley Boys (Italy). Workshops, Slow Jams, special events and featuring our Single Mic. Band Competition with prizes, and the new Open Mic. Competition with prizes.
26th November – Last Chance Saloon
All day event, with jamming, workshops, special events, and an evening concert with top UK bands.
Bluegrass & Beyond Music Camp. Glebe Farm near Congleton
4th – 7th August – Picking, Workshops, Open Mic and Concert. Full details to follow.
Purbeck Valley Folk Festival –
18th – 21st August
Purbeck Valley Folk Festival is a small festival set on a farm on the beautiful Jurassic Coastline. We’re a festival that’s loved by everyone because there’s loads for kids to do, loads for parents and loads for the old folkies!

It features outstanding, original young folk, roots and world music. We always encourage the young up and coming musicians too as well as booking national and international folk acts and a good variety of local music. There’s something for everyone.

Didmarton Festival – Cotswold Airfield.
2nd – 4th September, Early Bird Tickets on sale 9am 1st March.
With tickets going on sale from 1st March 9am, we thought you’d like to know who you’re going to see at Didmarton 2022. So we are delighted to announce the following bands have been booked to perform, we think it’s a wonderful range of music and hopefully more than a little something for everyone! If you head to the Line-Up page of our website you’ll find a Spotify playlist with some of the bands you’ll hear this year too, so why not drop by and find out just how great they all sound. The website will also soon be updated with biogs of all the bands performing, so keep an eye open for updates.

  • The Slocan Ramblers (Canada)
  • Flats & Sharps
  • The Firecrackers
  • The Stompin’ Dave Bluegrass Band
  • Sapphire Storm
  • Bearlands
  • The Rip-Roaring Success
  • Jaywalkers
  • Jaeja (Iceland/UK)
  • The Fountaineers
  • The Vanguards
  • Carrivick Sisters
  • Pet Yeti
  • The Boatswain Brothers
  • Phil Davidson Band
  • Boston Boys Bluegrass Band

Join us 2nd-4th September, it’s going to be an amazing weekend!

Gower Bluegrass Festival
9th – 11th September, Gower heritage Centre, SA3 2EH

Sore Fingers October Weekend
21st – 23rd October, Kingham Hill School, Oxon

Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival, Dumfries & Galloway – full details to follow
23rd – 25th September
Clyro Court – Baskerville Hall Hotel, Clyro, Hay-On-Wye –
11th – 13th November – Picking weekend.
A weekend of camping and informal picking in the hotel and its spacious grounds. Book camping and hotel accommodation on 01497 820033.