Love Folk Festival 2020


We regret to inform you that Sheelanagig have cancelled their performance at Love Folk Festival on Fri 14 Feb due to ill health.

The Friday line-up at Love Folk Festival has been re-programmed to include BBC Radio 2 award-winning trio The Trials of Cato with support from The Goat Roper Band and Lizzy Hardingham

The Atkinson apologises for these unforeseen circumstances which are out of our control.

We look forward to welcoming you to Love Folk Festival.

Our sixth annual Love Folk Festival returns to Southport for a celebration of 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 welcome The Trials of Cato, The Goat Roper BandSheelanagigMartyn JosephMerry HellBlair Dunlop, Granny’s Attic and Lucy Farrell & Andrew Waite.


Love Folk Festival Ticket
Friday 14 February 2020, 7:30pm-10:45pm
Saturday 15 February, 12:30pm-10:30pm
£38 Early Bird (Until 31 Dec 2019) / £48 Full Price
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Love Folk Day Ticket
Saturday 15 February 2020, 12:30pm-10:30pm
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Love Folk Festival takes place in the studio with a clubstyle layout. If you purchase lower level seating, tables and chairs are available on a first come first serve basis. If you purchase balcony seating, you will be assigned a seat number for the festival.

You will be given a lanyard on arrival to the festival. Lanyards must be worn at all times to allow you to move freely across the festival.

Festival tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

All acts are subject to change.

At a Glance

Friday 14 February 2020
Cancelled: Sheelanagig  /  7:30pm – 10:45pm
New Line-up: The Trials of Cato with support from The Goat Roper Band and Lizzy Hardingham / 7:30pm – 10:45pm

Saturday 15 February 2020
Lucy Farrell & Andrew Waite  /  12:30pm – 1:30pm
Granny’s Attic  /  2:15pm – 3:15pm
Blair Dunlop  /  4pm – 5pm
Merry Hell  /  6:15pm – 7:30pm
Martyn Joseph  /  8:15pm – 10:30pm

Acoustic Stage (15 Feb)
Lizzy Hardingham / 1.40pm – 2.10pm
Daniel Hester / 3.20pm – 3.50pm
Amy Goddard / 5.10pm – 5.40pm
The Acoustic stage is located in the Theatre Bar and is open to members of the public for free. Brought to you by Fatea.

Food & Drink

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

A Great Little Place
A Great Little Place café in The Atkinson will be offering a variety of hot and cold food throughout the festival.

Love Folk Festival 2020 Playlist

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