Love Folk Festival returns in 2022!

Love Folk Festival returns in 2022!

Join us at The Atkinson for a celebration of traditional, upcoming and alternative folk music.

Friday 11 & Saturday 12 February 2022
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This year we welcome two incredibly talented headliners; Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings on Friday and Ranagri on Saturday. The bands are supported by a stellar line up from the folk music scene; Merry Hell, Lizzy Hardingham, Jack Rutter, Last Inklings and The Meadows.

In addition to the main stage, Fatea Magazine will once again be hosting the Acoustic Stage. Details of how to get involved will be released shortly.

The bar will showcase a series of guest ales and our award-winning café, A Great Little Place, will be providing a selection of delicious homemade food for you to enjoy.

Spend the most romantic weekend of the year dancing, singing, drinking, eating and generally loving folk!

Festival Tickets £48

Festival tickets are valid for all acts taking place Friday 11 & Saturday 12 February 2022. Lower level seating is unreserved. Balcony seating is reserved.


Friday 11 February 2022
Doors open 7pm
07:30pm – 08:00pm – Lizzy Hardingham
08:15pm – 10:30pm – Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

Saturday 12 February 2022
Doors open 1pm
01:30pm – 02:15pm – The Meadows
02:45pm – 03:30pm – Last Inklings
04:00pm – 05:00pm – Jack Rutter
05:30pm – 06:30pm – Lizzy Hardingham
07:30pm – 08:30pm – Merry Hell
09:00pm – 10:30pm – Ranagri

Fatea Acoustic Stage

Details of how to get involved will be released shortly by Fatea Magazine. Established over 30 years ago, the indie magazine features music from across the acoustic spectrum.

The Bands

Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

Jon Boden is best known as the lead singer of recently re-formed Bellowhead, one half of the notorious Speirs & Boden, whilst also fronting his own band The Remnant Kings. The widely respected performer, songwriter, composer and interpreter of traditional song showcases his instrumental talents on the fiddle, guitar and concertina. Jon is the winner of multiple Radio 2 Folk Awards and is the voice of the Mark Radcliffe jingle on BBC Radio 2, making his distinct sound even more recognizable.

“One of the most venerated of the younger brit folk generation”The Guardian


Ranagri (pronounced Ran-a-grye) produce an electrifying mix of virtuosic instrumentals, haunting melodies, vivid storytelling and their unique take on old and new folk songs. Consisting of flutes, whistles, harps, bodhrans, guitars, bouzoukis and vocals, Ranagri fuse Celtic folk with original song writing and vibrant instrumentals, along with influences from folk music worldwide.

“How often do you hear a sound that’s completely new and immediately makes you want to dance? I’ll be following Ranagri around, I hope they don’t mind…”Katie Derham, presenter BBC Radio 3 & BBC Proms

Merry Hell

Multi award winning Merry Hell offer joyful, uplifting folk-rock, with a message for troubled times. Native to North West England, their energy and passion is complimented by their love of what they do and a desire to share hope and togetherness with as many people as are willing to listen. Through 6 albums and hundreds of gigs, they’ve offered voices of hope and beacons of light to anyone valuing both melody and positive humanity.

Thrilling music hat’s bursting to spring out and make your existence brighter. – Simon Jones, fROOTS

Lizzy Hardingham

Folk musician and songstress Lizzy Hardingham is paving her way as a powerhouse performer with beautifully delivered songs that sing straight to the heart. Lizzy has taken the UK folk club and festival scene by storm, captivating audiences with a voice that can fill a stadium and the sensitivity to bring a room to attentive silence. Having been nominated for FATEA’s coveted Female Artist of The Year, Lizzy is currently being mentored by the English Folk Expo.

“A dazzling combination of voice and song writing talent that rarely appears”Celtic Music Radio

Jack Rutter

Jack Rutter is a highly respected folk singer and multi-instrumentalist on the roots and acoustic music scene. Jack unearths songs from the folk canon, almost all of them rare and many previously unrecorded, gathered from old books and source singers. His soaring vocals deliver traditional folk tales in a fresh and current way, whilst his masterful playing of the guitar, bouzouki, duet concertina and harmonium provide the perfect accompaniment.

‘In the spirit of the old traditional singers, Jack Rutter takes a song, shapes it, lives with it and brings out something unique.’ – Kathryn Tickell OBE, BBC Radio 3

Last Inklings

The Last Inklings are Leonardo MacKenzie and David Hoyland; both accomplished multi-instrumentalists with a solid folk background. The band’s innovative sound crosses genres, centred around cello, mandolin and vocal harmony, layered with guitar, piano, strings, synths and percussion. With vibrant backstories and creative musicianship, their songs have a modern flavour that is rich with imagery and narrative, exploring at their core what it is to be human.

“Beguiling… exquisitely crafted and endlessly inventive” – ‍Morning Star ‍

The Meadows

The Meadows are a vibrant multi-instrumentalist Celtic-Crossover folk band, all drawn from one. family. Bringing cutting-edge techniques and an exciting, contemporary vibe to their performances, the band play original works which weave between foot stomping reels to rich vocal harmonies, taking their audiences on a spellbinding journey.

There’s something magical about the way their vocals weave in amongst each other… and the playing is impassioned and faultless… just beautiful from start to finish.”Michael Kennedy, Sound Board Magazine

Refund Policy

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Posted on 5 November 2021 under General news, Just announced

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