London Folk Fest At The Bedford

image001The London FolkFest, one of the UK’s most boutique live music festivals, returns to Balham for its 6th consecutive year.

Over four nights – kicking off tomorrow (June 2nd) and closing Sunday night (June 5th) – The Bedford (77 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 9HD) will host the best established and emerging artists in acoustic, folk, singer/songwriter and roots music. See the full line-up below.

Since launching In 2011, The London FolkFest has brought over 500 different performers and acts to Balham by creating an indoor festival space with 3 stages spread over 4 nights inside the live music hotspot, The Bedford. For June 2016, BBC R2 Folk Award winner Blair Dunlop joins the line-up along with BBC R2 Folk Award nominee Hattie Briggs, Hunter and The Bear, Nizlopi’s Luke Concannon, Balsamo Deighton, Ellie Makes Music, hotly tipped blues newcomer Emma King and dozens more.

The event also has a fringe element with free shows this year in local venue Lavish Habit.

Tony Moore, Festival director enthuses, “Over the years we have been proud to play a part in the careers of artists like Ed Sheeran, Jamie Lawson, KT Tunstall, James Morrison, James Bay and so many others. The London FolkFest gives us an opportunity to introduce more amazing new music to our audiences in a fantastic environment over one great weekend.”

The Bedford is a multi-award winning pub and venue in South West London that not only has a very active music programme but also hosts London’s longest running comedy club in one continuous venue, The Banana Cabaret.

Tony Moore is a musician, songwriter and promoter and has worked with The Bedford for 14 years as Musical Director. He previously played keyboards for Iron Maiden and Cutting Crew (I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight) and currently has his own show on Soho Radio every Saturday morning.

London FolkFest – 2016 Line-Up

Thursday

Theatre
20.00pm Summercross
20.45pm Harry Pane
21.30pm Hunter and The Bear
22.30pm Luke Concannon

Ballroom
19.45pm Ellie Makes Music
20.30pm Jack Francis
21.15pm Hattie Briggs
22.15pm Beau Bow Bells

Tavistock Stage (presented by Café Nero)
20.15pm Jake Thomas Turnball
21.00pm Hayley Mckay
21.45pm Fraser Churchill

Friday

Theatre
20.00pm Jill Jackson
20.45pm Young Folk
21.30pm Tall Tree Tales
22.30pm Thumping Tommys

Ballroom
19.45pm Water and Wine
20.30pm Solberg
21.15pm Mike Willis
22.15pm Blair Dunlop

Tavistock Stage (Presented by Soundcheque)
20.15pm Hannah Jackson
21.00pm Our Man in The Field
21.45pm Emel Michael

Fringe Stage @ Lavish Habit (Free)
17:00 Pete Gardiner
17:30 Frazer Churchill
18:00 Hannah Jackson
18:30 Mike Willis
19:00 Joel Bailey
19:30 Lucy Layton

Saturday

Theatre
11:00am Little Folk
14:00pm Pram Chorus
20.00pm No Coward Soul
20.45pm The Nelson Brothers
21.30pm Peppers Ghost
22.30pm Noble Jacks

Ballroom
19.45pm Leoni Jane Kennedy
20.30pm Balsamo Deighton
21.15pm Bloch Eyot
22.15pm Lisbee Stainton

Tavistock Stage
19.30pm Evelyn Cools
20.15pm Lucy Layton
21.00pm Tales From The Hills
21.45pm Tim De Graaw

Fringe Stage @ Lavish Habit (Free)
17:00 Leoni Jane Kennedy
17:30 Evelyn Cools
18:00 Belle Roscoe
18:30 Tales From The Hills
19:00 Liv Austen
19:30 Lenny

Sunday

Theatre
12:30 Balham Ukulele Society
13:30 The Lemmingtons
14:00 Coyote
14:30 Lisa Wright
15:00 Days are Done
15:30 Thomas James Smith
16:00 Steve Young
16:30 Orfila
17:00 Emma King
17:30 Jake Morrell
18:00 Linda Em
18:30 Vanessa Forero
19:00 Michael Baker
19:30 HNTR
20:00 Break
20:15 Hazey Jane
20:45 Albert Man
21:15 Mark Sullivan
21:45 Ark royal
22:30 Belle Roscoe