24 - 27 May 2024
24 - 27
May
2024
Event changes since the programme went to print
Events that have changed on Friday 24th May 2024
TimeWhatWhereChange(s)With and/or DescriptionPrice
20:00 - 23:45Welcome CeilidhOlympiad: Sports HallChanged PerformersStart your festival in style with the fabulous Fee Lock and the Relentless ceilidh band! (P)
Relentless (Ceilidh Band), Fee Lock (Ceilidh Caller), Aurora (Appalachian)
Weekend or Event tickets Only (£15)

Events that have changed on Saturday 25th May 2024
TimeWhatWhereChange(s)With and/or DescriptionPrice
19:00 - 22:00Rapper CrawlThe Three CrownsChanged VenueJoin North British and their friends on a rapper tour of the pubs of Chippenham,
The North British Sword Dancers (Longsword and rapper)
Donation
20:00 - 24:00CeilidhOlympiad: Sports HallChanged PerformersJoin us for a lively ceilidh event with caller Nick Walden and the Melrose Ceilidh Quintet, promising an unforgettable evening of dancing and laughter! (P)
Melrose Ceilidh Quintet (Ceilidh), Nick Walden (Ceilidh Caller), Great Western Morris (Cotswold)
Weekend, Day or Event tickets Only
22:50 - 24:00Balfolk Session & Dance Olympiad: RiverbankNew EventA post-bal afterparty! Bring your instruments and/or dancing shoes. (A)
Weekend or Day tickets Only
23:30 - 01:00Late Night Comedy ExtraThe Cause: The Cause AuditoriumCancelledChippenham Comedy Club & the Folk Festival present a special event.

Admission by event ticket only (Tickets page or from the box office). Weekend and day tickets do not apply.
Sally-Anne Hayward (Comedian), Wil Hodgson (Comedian)

Cancelled

Events that have changed on Sunday 26th May 2024
TimeWhatWhereChange(s)With and/or DescriptionPrice
12:00 - 14:00Buttercross CeilidhThe Buttercross StageChanged PerformersGet ready to kick up your heels at our lunchtime ceilidh featuring caller Fee Lock and the dynamic band Random! (P)
Random (Ceilidh Band), Fee Lock (Ceilidh Caller)
Donation
15:30 - 16:00Dance displaysLower High StreetChanged PerformersBlack Adder Morris (North West), Devizes Jubilee Morris (Cotswold), Temporary Measured (North West)Donation
15:30 - 16:00Dance displaysRose and CrownChanged PerformersSteampunk morris (Border), Pigsty Morris (Cotswold)Donation
15:45 - 17:00AqueilidhOlympiad: Swimming PoolChanged PerformersCeilidh, but in a swimming pool! Come to join in dances like Drip the Willow, Splashing White Sergeant, Ducky Seven, Bridge of A Flume, Nottingham Sink, The Old Swan Splash, The Cornish Six Hand Eel, The New Mrs Arrowsmith's Armbands, Chlorinated Bridge, Waterfall Waltz, and the Circassian Snorkel... (P)
Dodging Pheasants (Ceilidh Band), Rhodri Davies (Caller)
Weekend or Day tickets Only

Events that have changed on Monday 27th May 2024
TimeWhatWhereChange(s)With and/or DescriptionPrice
10:30 - 13:30Dance displaysBorough ParadeChanged PerformersGreat Western Morris (Cotswold), Hips and Haws (North Wiltshire), Sussex Junction Morris (Cotswold), Taylor's Morris (Longborough), Wild Thyme (Border), Chippenham (Cotswold), Yateley Morris (Cotswold), Rag Morris (Cotswold/Border)Donation
10:30 - 15:30Dance displaysLower High StreetChanged PerformersOuse Washes Molly Dancers (Molly), Taylor's Morris (Longborough), Yateley Morris (Cotswold), Rag Morris (Cotswold/Border), Steampunk morris (Border), Chippenham (Cotswold), Hips and Haws (North Wiltshire), Sussex Junction Morris (Cotswold)Donation
11:15 - 12:45Positional American SquaresOlympiad: RiverbankChanged PerformersA ground-breaking workshop of traditional-style American Squares called positionally - no men, women or birds! For those with some experience of American Squares who like a challenge. (P)
Bearded Dragons, Colin Hume
Weekend or Day tickets Only
12:00 - 12:30Dance displaysRose and CrownChanged PerformersGreat Western Morris (Cotswold), Hips and Haws (North Wiltshire), Rag Morris (Cotswold/Border)Donation
13:00 - 13:30Dance displaysBorough ParadeChanged PerformersGreat Western Morris (Cotswold), Hips and Haws (North Wiltshire)Donation
13:00 - 13:30Dance displaysLower High StreetChanged PerformersTaylor's Morris (Longborough), Yateley Morris (Cotswold), Rag Morris (Cotswold/Border)Donation
14:00 - 15:00ParadeThe Buttercross Stage, Island Park: Community Stage, Borough Parade, Island Park: Island Park Stage, Lower High Street, Middle High Street, Rose and Crown, Upper High StreetChanged PerformersGreat Western Morris (Cotswold), Ouse Washes Molly Dancers (Molly), Folk Friendzy (Clog, Morris (northwest/border), Rapper, Irish), Chippenham (Cotswold), Hips and Haws (North Wiltshire), Rag Morris (Cotswold/Border), Shoostring (Appalachian), Sussex Junction Morris (Cotswold), Taylor's Morris (Longborough), Yateley Morris (Cotswold), Wild Thyme (Border)Donation
14:30 - 16:30Singaround The AngelChanged TypeAn open singing session with George Dale and Mike Gibson
George Dale and Mike Gibson (Session Leads: Singers)
Donation
19:30 - 23:00CeilidhOlympiad: Sports HallChanged PerformersCelebrate the last hurrah of the festival with Simon Care's All Stars and caller Tom Kitching, promising a vibrant ceilidh experience filled with energetic music and lively dancing! (P)
Simon Care’s All Stars (Ceilidh), Tom Kitching (Ceilidh Caller), Folk Friendzy (Clog, Morris (northwest/border), Rapper, Irish)
Weekend, Day or Event tickets Only