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


Richard Thompson

"A Folk Singer who (shreds) like an arena-rock star... and still writes songs that sting and storm" - NPR[more]


Beth Orton

A rare UK festival appearance this summer by the beguiling BRIT Award winner[more]

Seth Lakeman

Seth Lakeman

Expect a captivating, energetic and undeniably compelling live show from award-winning Seth Lakeman and his superbly talented band.[more]

Kathryn Tickell

Kathryn Tickell & The Side

2013 BBC Folk Awards Musician of the Year, composer, virtuoso performer and successful recording artist, Kathryn will perform alongside her new ensemble ‘The Side’[more]


The Elizabethan Session

New music inspired by the Elizabethan Age - Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr,  Jim Moray, Bella Hardy, John Smith, Hannah James, Rachel Newton, Emily Askew[more]


Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

“Wales’ most celebrated harpist and Senegal’s most inventive kora player join together in a unique marriage of virtuosity and strings.”[more]


Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

Josienne's jewel-like voice and Ben's musical tact and mastery of the guitar come together for this exclusive set, including string section.[more]


Acorn Stage

Showcasing a new generation of folk acts, featuring Paper Aeroplanes and more[more]

Food and Stalls

Stalls & Food

An exciting array of wonderful things to see, do, make, buy, drink and eat![more]

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

The Guardian 'Pick of the Week'

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

Spiral Earth

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 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 almost £31,300! Registered Charity No. 1106746

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