Late-night dancing and a party atmosphere at The Bulverton Marquee during Sidmouth FolkWeek

PUBLISHED: 13:00 03 August 2018

The Bulverton, The Monster Ceilidh Band

The Bulverton, The Monster Ceilidh Band


It’s party night every night at The Bulverton

The Bulverton, False LightsThe Bulverton, False Lights

The Bulverton is the place to enjoy high-octane evening roots shows and dance parties each night, from 7pm through until the early hours.

Everyone is welcome!

The FolkWeek dance party hub is situated next to the Festival car park, up on the hill with the iconic Sidmouth FolkWeek sign.

Among the main shows on offer are the best names on the contemporary folk scene, including the phenomenal Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band featuring an all-star lineup of England’s finest, the irresistible Monster Ceilidh Band and the irrepressible Blackbeard’s Tea Party - back by popular demand!

Eliza Carthy at the Ham marquee on Monday evening at Sidmouth folk festival. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 9774-32-12TI To Order a copy of this photo visit and click on myphotos24Eliza Carthy at the Ham marquee on Monday evening at Sidmouth folk festival. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 9774-32-12TI To Order a copy of this photo visit and click on myphotos24

Sounds of Modern Scotland bring an unmissable Caledonian dance party night to Sidmouth with Elephant Sessions plus Saltfishforty while Vintage Cock and Bull Band’s Euro Ceilidh Party is guaranteed to get you moving and grooving!

The appearance of Jim Moray and Sam Carter’s thrilling 21st Century English folk-rock band False Lights is much-anticipated, while Blowzabella’s 40th anniversary celebrations are sure to be among the absolute highlights of FolkWeek.

As well as evening shows, the Bulverton plays host to Late Night Extra ceilidihs, early doors sessions with special catering/bar deals, and the funky Betsy’s Lounge dedicated to relaxation and late night acoustic session playing and singing.

New this year! Only Foods and Sauces provides great burgers, chicken and veggie options, as well as Daily Specials, plus all evening to early hours breakfasts.

Ceilidh at The Bulverton: Picture by Kyle Baker PhotographyCeilidh at The Bulverton: Picture by Kyle Baker Photography

Early Bird Bar and Food Special: From 7pm to 8.15pm, we invite you to take advantage of the Early Bird food and bar deals, before the main entertainment kicks in. Why not eat and drink at Bulverton and make it a great night?

Bulverton Bar: The Anchors Away Bulverton team will be serving you with Wickwar craft ales, Sandford Orchards ciders and all manner of cocktails, wines, spirits and soft drinks. The bar stays open to serve those going into Betsy’s Lounge.

With the Bulverton evenings starting at 7pm, you can make great a night of it and save money with a Big Gig Ticket.

Bulverton Highlights:

Friday, August 3: Monster Ceilidh Band.

Late Night Extra – Lasair (Caller Gordon Potts).

Saturday, August 4: Police Dog Hogan plus Jake Morrell.

Late Night Extra – Monster Ceilidh Band (Caller Nick Walden).

Sunday, August 5: Sounds of Modern Scotland Party Night with Elephant Sessions plus Saltfishforty.

Late Night Extra – The Diatonics (Caller Nick Walden).

Monday, August 6: Blowzabella at 40!

Late Night Extra – Banter (CallerFee Lock).

Tuesday, August 7: Blackbeard’s Tea Party plus Banter.

Late Night Extra – Relentless Ceilidh Band (Caller Martyn Harvey).

Wednesday, August 8: False Lights plus Mikey Kenney and Damon Kilcawley.

Late Night Extra – Whapweasel (Caller Nick Walden).

Thursday, August 9: Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band plus India Electric Co.

Late Night Extra – Stumpy Oak (Caller Barry Goodman).

Friday, August 10: Euro Ceilidh Party with Vintage Cock and Bull Band.

Late Night Extra – Threepenny Bit (Caller Gordon Potts).

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