Love Folk Festival 2019
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#LoveFolkFest 2019

Our fifth annual Love Folk Festival returns to Southport for a weekend long celebration featuring new, upcoming and traditional folk music. Join us at The Atkinson for the little festival with the big heart and spend the most romantic weekend of the year dancing, singing, drinking, eating and generally loving folk!

This year we have a double headliner on Friday; Martin & Eliza Carthy + Faustus! We look forward to fantastic concerts in our performance spaces as well as the return of the free Busk Love Folk stage on the Saturday in the foyer.


Ticket Information

Love Folk Festival Tickets
SOLD OUT

Double Headliner: Martin & Eliza Carthy + Faustus (Friday): £20*
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Love Folk Festival Day Ticket (Saturday)
SOLD OUT

For gigs taking place in the studio, there is unreserved seating. Tables and chairs are available on the lower level at a first come first serve basis, balcony seats are also available. Seat numbers selected when buying your tickets refers to the Theatre and two headline acts.

*Please note our booking fee is £1 per ticket for all purchases made online or by phone. There are times when our phone lines become very busy, you can purchase tickets for any of our shows online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Festival tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.


At a Glance

Friday 15 February 2019
Martin & Eliza Carthy + Faustus  /  7:15pm – 10:45pm
Friday events take place in the Theatre.

Saturday 16 February 2019
Shackleton Trio  /  12:30pm – 1:30pm
Mawkin  /  2:15pm – 3:15pm
Roving Crows  /  4pm – 5pm
Sound of the Sirens  /  6:15pm – 7:15pm
Blackbeard’s Tea Party  /  8pm – 10:30pm
Saturday events take place in the Studio.

Busk Love Folk – Stage
Saturday 16 February 2019
Mera Royle  /  1:40pm – 2:10pm
Phoebe Rees  /  3:20pm – 3:50pm
Minnie Birch  /  5:30pm – 6pm
Mondegreen  /  7:20pm – 7:50pm
The Busk Love Folk stage is in the Foyer.

Busk Love Folk – Open Mic
Saturday 16 February 2019
Hosted by Greg Hancock. Sign up on the day. Times Vary.
The Open Mic stage is in the Foyer.


Food & Drink

Theatre Bar
The Atkinson’s Theatre bar will have a special range of refreshments for #LoveFolkFest, as well as a choice of pub snacks.

A Great Little Place
Friday 15 February
A Great Little Place café will be open until 7:15pm on Friday, pop in for a tasty pre-show meal ahead of double headliners Martin & Eliza Carthy + Faustus.
Saturday 16 February
A Great Little Place café will open a pop-up café in the Theatre Bar from 1:30pm-8pm for Love Folk Festival attendees, offering a selection of sandwiches, pies and a hot-pot. (Please note, the pop-up cafe is cash only.)
A Great Little Place café on the ground floor will be offering their full menu 10am-4pm.

A Great Little Place award-winning cafés are passionate about great coffee and delicious fresh food. They offer the finest locally-roasted artisan coffee delivered by trained baristas and imaginative food, freshly prepared in their own kitchens.


Love Folk Festival Playlist


Artist Images


Artist Websites

Martin & Eliza Carthy  /  Faustus  /  Shackleton Trio  /  Mawkin  /  Roving Crows  /  Sound of the Sirens  /  Blackbeard’s Tea Party


Thanks to our Media Sponsor FATEA.

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