Who we are

Saltburn Folk Festival is a well established event in a beautiful seaside town on the stunning North Yorkshire coast. We moved to Saltburn-by-the-sea 25 years ago, after three decades a few miles up the coast in Redcar. Our 2020 festival had to be cancelled due to Covid, then it took the form of an innovative and successful Virtual Gathering in 2021. We will be back with a full-scale live festival 11-14 August 2022. Saltburn is a multi-venue festival featuring singers, musicians, storytellers and dancers from the local area as well as from all over the UK and beyond. We'll have a mix of free and ticketed concerts and plenty of free outdoor entertainment. The festival regularly attracts an audience of local folk music fans along with folk enthusiasts who visit the town specifically for the event. We’re part of our local community and proud that the festival engages and entertains local people and visitors alike.

Organising Team

Elinor Attwood

Artistic Director

Sir Steve Bullock

Director and Patron

Ellen Mather

Design Director

Nigel Carden

Company Secretary

Paul Lucas

Festival Consultant

Tim McElwaine


Jean Devasagayam

Festival Secretary

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