CELEBRATING 25 YEARS:   1991 - 2016

Otley Folk Festival gears up for 25th anniversary


Organisers of the Black Sheep Otley Folk Festival have promised a ‘fantastic’ selection of artists and performers at the festival’s 25 th anniversary this September.  


The line-up for the landmark ‘silver jubilee’ event, which will be held from 16th to 18th September at venues around the town includes Du Temps Antan, The Churchfitters, Lucy Ward and Vin Garbutt.


It will also see the reunion of many of the original acts who performed at the inaugural Otley Folk Festival in 1991, including Stanley Accrington, Robin Garside, Dave Vermond, Last Orders and Tanglefoot.


Black Sheep Brewery will continue as the festival sponsor, which it has supported ever since its formation in 1992 – a year after the festival was launched and this year they are again joined by Otley Town Council who are co-sponsoring the event.


Tickets for the 25 th Anniversary and more details are available here on the website and via twitter at @otleyff. The hashtag this year will be #OtleyFolkFest25.








Welcome to Black Sheep Otley Folk Festival 2016.

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Black Sheep Otley Folk Festival 16-18 Sep 2016


#Venue Alteration - Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Horse and Farrier is no longer a festival venue. The Saturday evening Folk Club will now be at the Fleece Pub (opposite the bottom entrance to Waitrose) and the Sunday Sea Song Session is now at the Labour Room (Festival Office)