Saltburn Folk Festival

13th - 16th August 2020

Saltburn By The Sea

Saltburn By The Sea

Saltburn Folk Festival 2020 POSTPONED

Patrons: Sir Steve Bullock DL & Lady Bullock

Saltburn Folk Festival Coronavirus Covid-19 Update

It is with much sadness that I have to inform you that due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic,  in compliance with government directives the team has taken the decision that subject to securing venues and it being safe to hold large gatherings, Saltburn folk Festival will be postponed to: 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th August 2021

Looking around, we see that organisers of virtually every folk festival up to and including Shrewsbury at the end of August, has taken the same decision. Many, of our ticket holders, volunteers, directors, artists and helpers are in the “at risk” category. I’m under lockdown for 3 months, due to serious underlying health issues (lungs & Heart) and have been informed by my consultants that I will not live through Covid-19.

As you know, Saltburn survived the loss of John Taylor in October 2018 to run a superb event in 2019 and this year was to have been the consolidation of the festival (which started in 1968 at Redcar, 4 miles up the road) and has run unbroken for 51 years. Well this year we’re in unchartered seas and we all have to get through it, so we can emerge in 2021 (hopefully) to continue the tradition and keep our music alive.

The plan for 2021 is to run the 2020 line-up, subject to artist availability, so please join us next year, when we will rise like a phoenix from the ashes of this mess to sing and play again.

We also want to support our artists and performers during this challenging time.

COVID-19 has seen many festivals and folk clubs in the UK cancelled or postponed for April, May, June and into July, including Glastonbury, the Tour de Yorkshire, the Olympic Games  and most sporting events.

This is devastating for. millions of sports people, entertainers and folk musicians and especially so for emerging artists, so Saltburn Folk Festival would like to help support artists by publishing on our website and on social media any events you may still have or any other ideas, virtual concerts, events you may have for generating some cash for artists, over the shutdown period. Please email details of any ideas to me at: and I will pass them on to our media department.