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Lughnasadh Folk Festival, Herefordshire

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm BST

Lughnasadh Folk Festival poster

There will be beautiful craft stalls to peruse, roaming beasts to greet, food and drink aplenty to keep you sustained, workshops, a talk and a film to feed your mind, and music to feed your soul. All topped off with a performance from Blackthorn and the sacrifice of John Barleycorn to feast your eyes and ears upon. Expect a warm welcome and much merriment as we celebrate the union of the Sun and the Earth.

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Music from:

A talk by Brian Hoggard from Apotropaios (author of ‘Magical House Protection’), a short film by Ben Edge, and ‘The Stories of Ella Mary Leather’ 360° VR Experience from MASH Cinema.


  • Cornish Kate Ceramics
  • Catherine Gogerty
  • Pretender To The Throne
  • The Moon And The Furrow
  • May Queen Crafts
  • Folk Bones
  • Demetae Forge
  • Sylva Spirit
  • The Craft Mill @ Marlas
  • Morydau Magic
  • Blackthorn merchandise
  • Ben Edge merchandise

Workshops & demos:

  • May Queen Crafts straw work demos
  • Drum workshops (adults & children)
  • Poi and staff workshops (children)

Look out for these beasts roaming at dusk:

  • Monmouth’s Mini Mari
  • Mari Arianrhod
  • Mari Corvine
  • Annwfn y Filiast
  • Pwca
  • Black Vaughan
  • Ceirw Arian

Last, but by no means least, there will be a variety of vegan, veggie and meat options and drinks to suit all tastes:

  • Liberation Coffee Van (coffee, tea, soft drinks & cakes)
  • The Tow Bar Wales (wines & spirits)
  • Blackthorn Bar (Pimms, soft drinks, cider & ales)
  • Ginger Kitchen Experience (veggie & meat)
  • The Lodger (vegan, veggie, meat & gluten free food; ales & stout)
  • Rise Plant Cafe (vegan)
  • Chilli & Hotdogs with Kris (vegan)
  • Forbidden Fruit (strawberries & cream)
  • Kelsmor (real dairy ice cream)

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Gates will open at 10:00am and performances will start at 11:00am. Whilst there is plenty of parking we still ask that you car share, where possible, to be more environmentally-friendly and to reduce the impact on the land. There will be toilet facilities and a first aid tent on-site.

There is a short walk up from the parking area to the festival site over slightly uneven ground, so please bear that in mind. Although it will be summertime, it is England, so please come prepared for all eventualities, particularly if you plan to stay into the night. THERE IS NO ON-SITE CAMPING AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

Well-behaved dogs will be allowed to attend this event, but must remain on a lead at all times, and we kindly ask that you pick up after them. There will be a dog poo bin on-site, so please use it.


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Children under 7 are FREE and must be accompanied by an adult (over 18) at all times, including when attending the workshops. Please ensure you select a ticket for any children under 7 you bring with you, so that we know how many people are attending – this is very important for insurance purposes.

  • General Admission tickets (over 16s) £20
  • Family Admission Tickets (2 x adults over 18 + 2 children under 16) £50

All ticketholders will be issued with a wristband at the gate, which will enable you to come and go throughout the day (between 10am and 11pm). Please be expected to have to show it to security, upon re-entry to the site.

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THERE IS A STRICT NO DRUGS POLICY. If you are found to be breaking this rule, you will kindly be asked to leave the site and your wristband will be taken off you.

Please DO NOT bring ANY drinks bottles/drinking vessels made out of glass. This is a working farm and we do not want any broken glass or other sharp objects being left on-site.

Please support the vendors and DO NOT bring your own alcohol on-site.

Please bring cash – not all stalls will be able to take card payments.

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If you have travelled from afar, please find below a list of local accommodation that may be able to offer you a bed for the night:

Leadon House Hotel, Ross Road, Ledbury (01531 631199)

The Chase Inn, Bishop’s Frome, Worcester, WR6 5BP (01885 490358)

Moor Court Farm B&B, Stretton Grandison, Ledbury, HR8 2TP (01531 670408)


July 30
10:00 am - 11:00 pm BST
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Yarcle Cyder Co.
Grove Farm
Yarkhill, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2TY United Kingdom
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