Tramline's Folk Forest returns

Tramline's Folk Forest returns

29 June 2017

A beautiful oasis of music, food and activities, The Folk Forest is one of the most popular areas of Tramlines Festival.

Nestled in Endcliffe Park just outside Sheffield City centre and down Ecclesall Road,  the Folk Forest site was expanded in 2017, the full area now stretches for over a mile, following the historical River Porter into Bingham Park and Whitley Woods. It’s jammed packed with music, food, markets and activities with loads to do for families.

Co-hosted by Tramlines and Regather Co-Op, The Folk Forest Stage in Endcliffe Glade will play host to a dazzling array of music, from quirky local acts to internationally renowned Syrian performers and everything in between.

Featuring headline performances from Cate Le BonOmar SouleymanBlaevanon and Yorkston Thorne Khan alongside Sheffield favourites, Neil McSweeneyThe Buffalo SkinnersPaul Littlewood plus many more.

The Bird Table is a second stage located in the Folk Forest Fair featuring a diverse programme representing Sheffield's cultural landscape. The music and performances continue up the through the Porter Valley to the 500 year old site of 'Shepherd's Wheel' with storytelling, music, poetry and heritage songs.

Further to this, there’ll also be games, demonstrations, workshops and countless more ways to get involved, while the heritage crafts area will offer opportunities to 'have a go' with materials like wood, metal and leather led by talented crafts people.

Sheffield's world famous real ale and craft beer scene is will also be on show as Folk Forest hosts, Regather Co-Op, will be showcasing their latest small batch of craft beer, fresh from their on-site brewery alongside Sheffield Brewery Co-Op's beer tent and a range of carefully selected independent food traders.

Also returning for a sixth year is the hugely successful arts and crafts market, featuring the best of contemporary art and craft, books, photography, vintage clothing and music memorabilia.

The Folk Forest and The Main Stage at Ponderosa park are connected via the 'Busker's Bus' which returns for 2017.

For new info on the Folk Forest please check the official site and facebook page.

Entry to the main music stage at The Folk Forest requires a Tramlines Festival Wristband. Ages 6 to 12 require a free child ticket, which is booked with the purchase of a full adult ticket. Entry to the Folk Forest Fair and other areas is free for everyone. More entry details here

The first, second and third tier tickets for Tramlines 2017 sold out in record time but the fourth release tickets are still available, priced at just £49.50 + booking fee from www.tramlines.org.uk