Keston Cobblers Panorama 2103 Homepage Slideshow 1 CELTIC CRAFTS At Folk By The Oak

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


Afro Celt Sound System

An exhilarating live show fusing modern electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African music.[more]


Cara Dillon & Friends

Cara Dillon performs an exclusive set for Folk by the Oak bringing together an all-star line-up of fine musicians. [more]



A seriously talented trio of remarkable musicians who never fail to captivate[more]


False Lights

Formed by our patron Jim Moray and fellow BBC Folk Award winner Sam Carter, False Lights are a gleefully raucous guitar band giving you folk songs you can jump to.[more]


Sweet Liberties

Nancy Kerr, Martyn Joseph, Sam Carter, Maz O’Connor, Patsy Reid & Nick Cooke take a musical journey exploring the pursuit of democracy.[more]


Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons

A unique transatlantic artistic collaboration between two of the worlds foremost musical tradition bearers.[more]


Emily Portman & the Coracle Band

The Coracle Band realise the full breadth and beauty of Emily’s finest work to date. [more]


The Acorn Stage

Now a firmly established feature of Folk by the Oak, our platform for a new generation of folk musicians continues to grow![more]


Stalls & Food

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

" 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


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