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.

In addition, 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!

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, producer David Barton brings the performance to the Lichfield Festival of Folk.

Saturday Evening
Saturday 15th October 2022
Lichfield guildhall

Saturday evening features performances in the historic Guildhall: onstage madcappery with 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 in the Lichfield Guildhall including folk opera The Undoing of Polly Button on Saturday afternoon, Donnelly & South, The Lost Notes and The Salts on Saturday evening for just £30 with our excellent value Saturday all day ticket!

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 Lichfield Festival of Folk in 2021 and they are back this year to perform for us. John Tams, long-time Patron of Lichfield Festival of Folk, is a must-see as he closes Sunday evening at the Guildhall.

All Weekend Ticket
sat 15th & Sun 16th OCTOBer 2022
lichfield guildhall

Join us for the full weekend of folk in the Guildhall including The Undoing of Polly Button, Donnelly & South, The Lost Notes and The Salts on Saturday, followed by The Paper Circus, Daisybell and our patron John Tams on Sunday.  Two great days for just £50 with our All Weekend ticket!