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A festival of folk's finest acts gathered in beautiful leafy parkland for one uplifting summer day of music


Sweet Liberties - the album is here!

Nancy Kerr, Martyn Joseph, Sam Carter, Maz O’Connor, Patsy Reid & Nick Cooke take a musical journey exploring the pursuit of democracy. Released 7 October - Order your copy here[more]


A 'line-up of headliners'!

Watch this space, sign up to our newsletter below, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to hear our line-up announcements for 2017. And if you want to perform at Folk by the Oak click here for how to apply.[more]


2016 Main Stage Line-up

From the sublime songstress Cara Dillon to the captivating Lau & the gleefully raucous False Lights. Here's the full run down of the talent that graced our main stage in 2016[more]


2016 Acorn Stage Line-Up

Our platform for a new generation of folk artists welcomed some seriously inspirational up-and-coming talent in 2016.[more]


All About our Festival

Discover the colour, creativity and curiosities of Folk by the Oak 2016![more]


Creating a day to remember

We strive to provide our audience with an exciting array of wonderful things to see, do, make, buy, drink and eat. If you have something to offer our festival click here for how to apply[more]

"...one of the most carefully constructed and meticulously organised festivals we have ever had the good fortune to attend"

Joe Knipe, Artree

“A great chance to see several of folk's prime movers in one day”

The Guardian 'Pick of the Week'

"This well-organised and thoroughly pleasant one-day festival in the attractive grounds of Hatfield House is becoming increasingly popular, and deservedly so"

Rychard Carrington, R2

“This one day festival has a history of bringing the finest folk acts together for a truly uplifting experience”

Spiral Earth

Our Partners

 Willow NEW

Willow Foundation is a Hatfield-based charity providing special days for seriously ill 16-40 year olds. 50p from each Folk by the Oak ticket is donated to Willow, and the the total raised since the first FBTO is £47,617.82! Registered Charity No. 1106746

Click here for more information on our charity partner


Our Media Partner 



Our Festival Partners

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