Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 17 July 2022

Past Artists

The Folk by the Oak team are very proud to have worked with so many incredible performers since our first festival in 2008!

2021 Artists

Since launching in 2012 our Acorn Stage has provided us with an ever growing platform for a new generation of artists. In 2021, due to continued Covid-19 restrictions, things looked a little different at Folk by the Oak. For everyone's safety we reduced movement on site by bringing our incredible Acorn artists over to a beefed-up, jam-packed Main Stage line-up instead!

Seasick Steve

Kate Rusby

Skinny Lister

The Young'uns / Jim Moray

Sam Sweeney Band / Jack Rutter

Kitty Macfarlane

The Book Shop Band

Katherine Priddy

2019 Main Stage Artists

2019 Acorn Stage Artists

2018 Main Stage Artists

2018 Acorn Stage Artists

2017 Main Stage Artists

2017 Acorn Stage Artists

2016 Main Stage Artists

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Afro Celt Sound System

Cara Dillon & Friends - Featuring Jamie Lawson, Kris Drever, Andy Irvine and Michael McGoldrick


False Lights

Sweet Liberties

Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons

Emily Portman & the Coracle Band

2016 Acorn Stage Artists

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Cardboard  Fox

The Rheingans Sisters

Kelly Oliver

London Youth Folk Ensemble

2015 Main Stage Artists

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Mary Chapin Carpenter


The Unthanks

Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

Keston Cobblers' Club

Lady Maisery

Moore Moss Rutter

2015 Acorn Stage Artists

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The Young'uns

Blair Dunlop

Jess Morgan Trio


London Youth Folk Ensemble

2014 Main Stage Artists

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Richard Thompson

Beth Orton

Seth Lakeman

Kathryn Tickell & The Side

The Elizabethan Session

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

2014 Acorn Stage Artists

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Paper Aeroplanes

Keston Cobblers' Club

Salt House


Maz O'Connor

London Youth Folk Ensemble

2013 Main Stage Artists


Kate Rusby



Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young

Jim Moray & the Doret Ensemble

Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party with Martin Simpson

Gilmore & Roberts

2013 Acorn Stage Artists


Said The Maiden


Fabian Holland

Sam Kelly

Hot Feet

2012 Main Stage Artists

Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Cara Dillon


Chris Wood

Nancy Kerr & James Fagan

Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

2012 - our first Acorn Stage Line-up!

Rusty Shackle

The Willows

Sunjay Brayne

Billy Hill

Nick Stephenson

2011 Artists

Seth Lakeman

Show of Hands

Drever, McCusker, Woomble with Heidi Talbot

Bella Hardy

Adrian Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman


2010 Artists


Martin Simpson plus special guests

Jackie Oates


Emily Smith



2009 Artists

Kate Rusby


Kathryn Tickell

Jim Moray

Karine Polwart

Chris Wood

The Shee

2008 - our very first line-up!

Seth Lakeman

Cara Dillon

Julie Fowlis

Martin Simpson

Ruth Notman