Blackbeard’s Tea Party
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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!


Blackbeard’s Tea Party

The past few years have seen Blackbeard’s Tea Party play at festivals as diverse as Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, The Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo and many more. 2018 will see them release their new EP ‘Leviathan!’, bringing with it a bigger, bolder sound and a revamped live show.

Now Blackbeard’s Tea Party bring their brand of gutsy folk rock to #LoveFolkFest.  A mix of traditional and self-penned songs and tunes are given a heavy rock edge with playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is all mixed up in an engaging, high-octane stage show that frequently leaves audiences cheering for more.

Blackbeard’s Tea Party Website


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
Saturday 16 February 2019
Lineup to be announced.
The Busk Love Folk stage is in the Foyer.


Ticket Information

Buy Ticket Love Folk Festival Tickets, Early Bird: £38* (available until 16 Dec, £48 full price)

Buy Ticket Double Headliner: Martin & Eliza Carthy + Faustus (Friday): £20*

Buy Ticket Love Folk Festival Day Ticket (Saturday): £35*

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.


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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