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Festival Artists Line Up (A-Z)

Here are the artists booked so fa for the 2017 festival.
They are all in sections for you to find easily. Use one of the links below to go directly to that section i.e. Social Dance or just scroll down and view all the acts that are with us this year. If you click on their individual links you will find most of the things you need to know about that band or performer. There are videos, sound samples and info on their web pages and photos.


"Welcome to the Chippenham Ceilidh Section."
Banter [ FRI | SAT ]
Bursledon Village Band [ SAT ]
Gordon Potts
Lassair [ SUN ]

Social Dance

"Welcome to the Chippenham Social Dance Section."
David & Kathryn Wright
Frances Richardson
Joe Hodgson
John & Karen Sweeney
Knotted Chord
Lynne Render
Mark Elvins
Pete Hendy
Rhodri Davies
Richard Mason
The Falconers
The Perfect Cure Band (Irish)
Val Knight
Weston Country Dance Band
Wild Ride

Story Telling

"Welcome to the Story Telling section."


Children and families at Chippenham have their very own festival area on Island Park. The Castle is Open each day, from 9:30 till 5:30 for under 12's. With a friendly team of stewards and full programme of professional artists on hand to make sure everyone has a great time.


Primary school children from local schools are invited to attend the festival on the Friday. Each child takes part in 2 workshops in the morning, then displays in the afternoon in front of the other schools.
Pete Hendy [ FRI ]

Big Top Concerts

"Welcome to the Specials section."
Here you will get to see some of the extra special events that is in the programme. These will include our "Big Top" concerts. These usually follow a theme or a particular style. The idea is to be able to include music, dance, song and the spoken word all in the one show.

Other events include specific shows that are performed in the Cause.
Check back soon to see what's coming.


Chippenham Folk Festival is renowned for the atmosphere from the huge variety of display teams that can be found showcasing up and down the high street. Throughout the town, dancers from all traditions can be found for your delight and entertainment! Browse this section to see which wonderful teams will be joining us this year.