Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 18 July 2021
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Returning Sunday 18 July 2021
Flower petals for Mandala making at Folk by the Oak.
Returning Sunday 18 July 2021
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Returning Sunday 18 July 2021
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Returning Sunday 18 July 2021
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Returning Sunday 18 July 2021
Fireworks over Folk by the Oak
Returning Sunday 18 July 2021

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

Our 2020 'Line-up of Headliners'

We were very excited about our 2020 line-up and are working hard to ensure that the programme will be replicated as far as possible in 2021. 

We are over the moon that headliner Seasick Steve and Folk by the Oak favourite Kate Rusby are already confirmed.

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Sam Sweeney Band
Kitty Macfarlane

Watch this space for our final line-up announcements!

Expect a rip-roaring finale to our Acorn Stage with our 2020 headliners Skinny Lister, plus some of the best up-and-coming artists around today

Welcome to our Festival

From the intimacy of our Acorn Stage to the open air festival buzz of our Main Stage, we will bring you award winning musicians and inspiring new talent in one memorable day.

Our carefully curated stages are complemented by our lovingly hand-picked caterers and craftspeople. For our younger 'Folk by the Oakers' we have a world of creative workshops to discover onsite as well as our dedicated family friendly area.

Order The Lost Words - Spell Songs Album here

A musical companion piece to 'The Lost Words - A Spell Book' by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, with new music from an incredible collaboration between Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Kerry Andrew, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter, Jim Molyneux.

The album CD is presented in a beautiful mixed media format featuring exclusive new Spells by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris with accompanying new artwork.

Also available as limited First Edition Box Set Vinyl double album packaged in a high quality presentation box and includes the CD and mixed media liner notes