The Joint Chester And Chippenham Online Festival

The Joint Chester And Chippenham Online Festival

This event will be streamed online

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Two Great Folk Festivals, One Amazing Event!

Chippenham & Chester combine for one amazing online Folk Festival experience in May!

Every year on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, two communities of like-minded people usually celebrate all things Folk, 175 miles apart. Not this year! This May we are combining forces to bring to you the best of both worlds in an online extravaganza jointly organised by Chippenham Folk Festival and Chester Folk Festival.

We have decided to take advantage of the opportunities of going online to create a collaboration which will have you singing, dancing and playing your socks off, all in the comfort of your own home or garden!

With ceilidhs every night, concerts galore and workshops to stretch that grey matter, there’s plenty to enjoy. Why not invite some folky friends round (restrictions permitting) to enjoy the festival atmosphere together.

Tickets are on sale now – special early bird prices available so get in quick!

Please note: All live stream events are subject to change. Not all events listed are live performances by the artist - they also include archived concerts, DJ sets, masterclasses, Q&As and more.

The Joint Chester and Chippenham Online Festival


Show Of Hands

Show Of Hands appearing at this event

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. Knightley, who writes most of their inspired material and Beer, a dazzling multi instrumentalist, have built up a huge following which has seen them sell out the Albert Hall four times and headline at major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD. Voted Best Duo in the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (as well as clinching Best Original Song for Knightley's acclaimed Arrogance Ignorance and Greed) the jury is still out on just what kind of music they play. A genre defying mix of rock, roots, blues, country, trad, and often influenced by the music of other countries, it is played out on an array of instruments from slide guitar to fiddle, mandolin to South American cuatro. 'Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act' (The Independent).

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