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Festival Artists Line Up (A-Z)

Here are the artists booked so fa for the 2021 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.

Performing on Monday

Concerts and Song

"Welcome to the Concert and Song section."


Welcome to Chippenham Ceilidh page. We have put together what we think is the definitive ceilidh series of 2020, this is our 49th festival so what will we do next year? This year we have gone big, big sounds big bands and a special or two. Specials include the chance to hone your calling skills and call at a lunchtime ceilidh under the watchful eye of Barry Goodman. It's a 4 day festival don't miss our Monday night special.

Folk Dance

Welcome to the Social Dance section.

Note that the list of Artists is presently incomplete; others will be added to the list as they are confirmed.

Story Telling

"Welcome to the Story Telling section."

Family Events

"Welcome to the The Family Castle section."
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An integral part of Chippenham Folk Festival, particularly for those who live in the town. Primary school children from local schools are invited to attend the festival on the Friday, to experience a range of different aspects of traditional music and dance. Each attending child takes part in two separate workshops in the morning, then displays the work of the second of these in the afternoon in front of the other schools at a mass ceilidh or "barn dance".
Although the event is not attendable by the general public, it is a vital and exciting part of the festival, and the attending children gain a great deal from the experience.

Big Top Concerts

"Welcome to the Specials section."

Please note: Artists and billed attractions may be subject to change.

Chippenham Folk Festival COVID-19 Fighting Fund

Since the Chippenham Folk Festival 2020 festival was postponed until 2021, the festival now has two years worth of running costs to cover from one year's festival income.

We are a Community Interest Company, run entirely by volunteers on a not-for-profit basis, so please help us cover these costs and avoid potential cuts to infrastructure and content, with donations to the festival, showing your support through these hard times, and keeping this festival going for present and future generations to enjoy.

Adam Courthold - Festival Organiser