CELEBRATING 27 YEARS:   1991 - 2018

We look forward to welcoming you to Otley Folk Festival, whether this is your first time or you are a returning visitor, there will be an abundance of amazing music, dance and song for you this year.


Our line-up of artists includes…


Daphnes Flight (Sunday),  Lucy Ward (Saturday), Ashley Hutchings and band with his ‘Origins of Fairport’ show (Friday), Grannys Attic (Saturday), Steve Tilston (Saturday), Chris Sherburn-Denny Bartley & Emily Sanders (Sunday), John Watterson (Sunday), Gaelforce (Friday), Katie Spencer (Sunday), Carrie Martin (Saturday). Along with our wealth of local artists including Linda Hardcastle & Alan Rose, Stuart & Paula Tindall, Jon Palmer Band. The Heathen Kings, Duncan McFarlane, Dave Vermond, Peter Ivatts, The Hall Brothers, Yan Tan Tether, Limezcurvy, Gloria plus lots more.


Concerts will be at The Black Horse, Parish Church, Methodist Hall, Labour Club and the Courthouse. This year we can add TheWoolpack, this ex-pub is now an arts centre but with the help of Black Sheep, we are turning it back into a pub for the weekend. The small acoustic space will be added to our list of venues and will be hosting workshops and small intimate concerts.


The campsite will be at the same site as last year but with some improvements regarding access. The campsite can accommodate camper vans, caravans and tents and dogs are welcome but must be kept under control.


A whole host of fantastic Morris Sides will be entertaining us in the streets and pub sessions will, as usual pop up all over town. Let us hope the weather stays good for us, the ingredients are there for another super Otley weekend!

Welcome to Black Sheep Otley Folk Festival 2018

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Black Sheep Otley Folk Festival 21-23 Sep 2018

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