18th September 2023

Malmesbury folk festival tickets flying. Indeed, tickets are selling like hot cakes for Malmesbury’s first ever folk festival. It’s happening this weekend in the Abbey’s beautiful Cloister Gardens on Saturday September 23.

Malmesbury town council are backing the Malmesbury folk & roots festival, timed to coincide with the inaugural European Folk Day.

Capacity crowd

Bands look set to be performing before a capacity crowd of 500. Organisers hope the festival will become an annual highlight of the folk music calendar.

Malmesbury Mayor Cllr Gavin Grant urged people to get their tickets soon, as there’s no guarantee there’ll be any left on the day. We have such a thriving music and arts scene in Malmesbury that we were confident people would want to come along. Indeed this has proved to be the case.

Ticket sales are going well and we hope the event will be a sellout. It’s going to be a fantastic day, and we hope everyone enjoys themselves. A big thank you to the small team of volunteers who’ve pulled out all the stops to make this happen.’


There’s a varied lineup, including 3 Daft Monkeys, Martha Tilston, The Carrivick Sisters and Wiltshire band Fly Yeti Fly. Rock legend and Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson has appeared in a video, giving his backing to the festival and encouraging people to come along.

Malmesbury folk festival tickets flying - Band, Fly Yeti Fly
Fly Yeti Fly – one of the acts taking part in the festival – and the Malmesbury folk festival tickets flying

During the day groups of Morris dancers will be performing in the town, and there will be food and drink stalls at the festival itself. Burton Hill campsite is offering a discount to festival-goers. Meanwhile local cafes, shops and restaurants are getting ready for a busy day’s trading.

Malmesbury Folk & Roots runs from 2pm to 10.30pm.

Tickets are available from https://www.universe.com/events/malmesbury-folk-roots-tickets-H6BL71?ref=universe-discover for £25. Under 13s are free but must have an adult accompanying them.

You can also buy tickets from Malmesbury Tourist Information Centre and High Street shop Renew.

For more information go to www.malmesburyfolkroots.org

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