Fleetwood Folk and Blues Festival – FaB Weekend 2019 is three days of community based quality live music by the people for the people…
Starts Thursday 29 August until Sunday 1 September
In 2015 Fleetwood Folk and Blues held their first event. It was an intimate event bringing quality live Folk, Blues and Acoustic Music and Dance into four venues across Fleetwood. By 2017, the third FaB event expanded their footprint and introduced Singarounds, the Craft Cafe and a Sessions Venue. 2018 saw the move into the iconic art-deco Marine Hall and 2019 intends to be even better with the inclusion of the New Boston Hotel.
The passion and enthusiasm continues within the community and local businesses including pubs, tourist attractions, hotels and the best of the Fleetwood business community getting involved. Fleetwood FaB has doubled in size since it’s creation in 2015 and continues to go from strength to strength, boasting the best international Artistes on the scene from new emerging acts to established folk and blues familiars.
Fleetwood has always been a musical town with tales of the sea right through to still having many live bands performing regularly. For 42 years Fleetwood was the home of Fylde Folk Festival until Alan Bell retired in 2014. A wonderful and dedicated team continue the tradition with a difference, to encourage a younger audience, and nurture a cross-generational love and appreciation of all styles of Folk and Blues.
Fleetwood Folk and Blues is a community based festival which takes places from the Friday to Sunday after August Bank Holiday. Each year the festival uses several venues across the town.
Fleetwood Folk and Blues brings a selection of International Artists to Fleetwood, our lovely picturesque coastal town with much heritage and natural beauty.
This event is not organised by Visit Fleetwood. Please contact the organiser for further information. All details correct at time of publication
Fleetwood Folk and Blues Festival News
2017 – The success of Fleetwood FaB Weekend in 2015 and 2016 means that 2017 was another great year.
Some superb talent included:
Here’s just a few…. Dan Walsh Fleetwood Cave Duncan McFarlane Band The Teacups Flossie Malavialle Anthony John Clark Phil Hare Sid Goldsmith & Jimmy Aldridge Pete Ryder Plant & Taylor Drop the Floor Geronimo’s Cadillac Scolds Bridle Dai & Barbara Thomas Simon Cousins Devil’s Jukebox Ramblin’ Riversiders Beggars Bridge Anna Shannon Rantum Scantum Lowri Evans
2016 – was an amazing year thanks to everyone’s hard work and support.
In its second year, Fleetwood Folk and Blues Weekend boasted eight venues of live folk, acoustic and blues music alongside the return of the craft fair, workshops, meets and ceilidh.
We also had a great success with our one day event in February, Folk Away the Winter Blues. Rachael Bailey, event organiser, was pleased to welcome Fleetwood Bowling Club for the main concerts and The Bug, musicians’ sessions.
The return of the Strawberry Gardens and Steamer to the fringe venues ensured we had a folking great festival, doubling size from 2015.
We were proud to present acts from Australia, USA, Ireland and Scotland as well as home grown talent.
Phone 07979 932779 or 01253 873964
Fleetwood Folk and Blues website
More about the former Fylde Folk Festival
In 2011 Fylde Folk Festival was judged the Wyre tourism Event of the Year at the annual Wyre Tourism Awards. In 2007 it was awarded the Excellence in Tourism Award by Wyre Tourism Heritage Trust.
Three thousand fans of folk music and dancing arrived in Fleetwood each year to see the concerts and displays spread around the town.
Fylde Folk Festival was one of the biggest of it’s type to be held in the UK each year, and brings people visiting from all over the country.
It was held at various venues around Fleetwood and is a celebration of Folk Music Song and Dance – one of Britain’s major Festivals with hundreds of top folk music artists from throughout Britain and North America – centred on the Marine Hall and featuring nearly 150 events, concerts, dances, music workshops, meet the artist sessions and much more.
For forty years, Alan Bell and the Fylde Folk Festival brought Fleetwood to life, as thousands of folk music fans from throughout Britain and overseas flock to the town to sample its unique atmosphere and superb festival entertainment.
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