Lichfield Arts is now in full-steam ahead mode for L2F – The Lichfield Festival of Folk, which will run from 10 th to 16 th October. The weekend programme will feature The Kate Bush Song Book on the Friday night; we will be entertained by Keith Donnelly and Lauren South, The Lost Notes and The Salts on Saturday; and Sunday will see performances from The Paper Circus, Daisybell and John Tams. In addition, on Saturday afternoon there will be a performance of The Undoing of Polly Button: A Folk Opera, and on Sunday afternoon you can join us for the L2F Family Ceilidh with The Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers.

There is a return for well-established events such as the Arts and Heritage Procession, Dancing in the City, the Songwriting and Art Competitions as well as our Ceilidh and Acoustic Sessions. The Folk Train will also be back on track, and we’ve got another Sunday afternoon Folk on the Farm on 4th September in the run up to the Festival itself.

Keep checking our Facebook page for updates on all the events. The L2F team is looking forward to welcoming you to Lichfield in the Autumn for this year’s Festival.


folk on the farm
sunday 4th september 2022
woodhouse farm & garden

Lichfield Festival of Folk are delighted to announce that following its sold-out event in 2021, Folk on the Farm will return this year on Sunday 4th September at Woodhouse Farm and Garden!

All Weekend Ticket
sat 15th & Sun 16th OCTOBer
lichfield guildhall

Join us for a full weekend of folk in the Guildhall with The Undoing of Polly Button, Donnelly & South, The Lost Notes and The Salts on Saturday, followed by The Paper Circus, Daisybell and John Tams on Sunday.

KATE BUSH SONG BOOK
FRIDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2022
LICHFIELD GUILDHALL

With such great material spanning across the 40 year career of Kate Bush, don’t miss your chance to join us for a magical evening at the Lichfield Guildhall in appreciation of ‘this woman’s work’.

The Undoing of Polly Button
Saturday 15th October 2022
Lichfield Guildhall

Following a number of successful performances after its debut at the Abbey Theatre in Nuneaton in February, director David Barton brings the folk opera performance to the Lichfield Festival of Folk.

Saturday Evening
Saturday 15th October 2022
Lichfield guildhall

Saturday evening features terrific performances in the historic Guildhall: the new double-act of Keith Donnelly and Lauren South , Birmingham-based five-piece The Lost Notes, and sea shanties with The Salts.

Saturday All Day
Saturday 15th October 2022
Lichfield guildhall

Enjoy four great live performances including folk opera The Undoing of Polly Button on Saturday afternoon, Donnelly & South, The Lost Notes and The Salts for just £30 with our excellent value Saturday all day ticket!

L2F Ceilidh
Sunday 16th October 2022
Lichfield guildhall

Bring the family along to join in an afternoon ceilidh in the Guildhall. Never tried ceilidh dancing before? Expect to be guided through an energetic afternoon of dancing to music from The Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers.

Sunday Evening
Sunday 16th October 2022
Lichfield guildhall

We welcome The Paper Circus to Lichfield Festival of Folk for the first time. Daisybell ran a harmony workshop at the Festival 2021 and are back this year to perform for us. John Tams, long-time Patron of Lichfield Festival of Folk, is a must-see when he appears at the Guildhall.

See an introduction to The Lichfield Festival of Folk by Patron John Tams: