Gate To Southwell Festival
Racecourse Road, Southwell, Nottingham.
Children under 12 Free (must be accompanied by an adult)
In a beautiful rural setting, next to Nottinghamshire's prettiest market town, crowned by its magnificent Minster,The Gate to Southwell Festival has grown into a truly unique event. With over 60 artists expected, on 5 music stages, the festival has been described by R2 magazine as "excellent", and by Folk Radio UK as "without doubt, superb... and with a reputation for breaking new talent, both home grown and imported".
First artists already booked, with more headliners coming soon:
Blue Rose Code
The Tweed Project
Otway & Barrett
Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente
Morrissey & Marshall
Bird in the Belly
Superb rural site close to a lovely market town
Open mic sessions
Dance displays and ceilidhs
Workshops for all ages
Craft and trade stalls
Street theatre & walkabouts
Beer and cider festival
Special children's festival
Varied food outlets with a covered area for dining
On-site camping with showers and flush toilets
"The Gate to Southwell Festival is a little gem" Spiral Earth 2016
"The range of artists, the programming and the site layout is all thoroughly sorted - it keeps getting better and better"
The stunning Southwell Minster is a splendid cathedral with one of the finest Norman naves in Europe. The Minster hosts music from the festival on Friday afternoon.
While you are at the festival, it is well worth spending time wandering the independent shops and pubs which help make the town so special, and which come alive with dancing and other events while the festival is on.