Programme

The day's events, venues and performers

Apart from the various events being continuously held throughout the day at the FolkFest there will be plenty of other things for all ages going on in the area. There will be lots of stalls, Food and Drink and of course our main attractions. Below are listed the Venues and the acts appearing there. The times we show here are a guide, they may vary on the day.

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10:00 AM

The Event starts with the Procession Dance and the Ceremony of the Glove

The Ceremony of the Glove

This ancient folklore tradition was part of the original South Petherton Folk Festival and is now a regular feature of the South Petherton Folk Fest.

It says that as long as the glove remains airborne, no one can be arrested for drunkenness (perhaps not best relied upon in modern times!)

Eddie Upton will open the Festival and perform the Ceremony of the glove!

At the end of the opening ceremony, Eddie will throw the glove into the crowd. The glove must not touch the ground. After being caught, it will be kept on a pole attached to the Market Square stage until the end of the festival.

Provisional Programme (so far) for the rest of the day:

The Market Square Stage

Who’s On Venue
Arquebus The Market Square Stage
Time: 11:00am.
Ben Morgan Brown The Market Square Stage
Time: 1:15pm.
Roswell The Market Square Stage
Time: 3:15pm.
The Dambuskers The Market Square Stage
Time: 5:30pm.

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The Market Square Dance Sides

Who’s On Venue
Dancing TBC The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 10:20am.
Clipping the Church The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 11:50am.
Dancing TBC The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 12:10pm.
Dancing TBC The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 2:00pm.
Dancing TBC The Market Square Dance Sides
Time: 4:00pm.

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The David Hall stage

Who’s On Venue
Acoustic Music Morning The David Hall Stage
Time: 10:30am. Address: Roundwell Street. Venue phone: 01460 240340. Line up TBA
Roving Crows The David Hall Stage
Time: 12:15pm. Address: Roundwell Street. Venue phone: 01460 240340.
Amy Goddard The David Hall Stage
Time: 1:30pm. Address: Roundwell Street. Venue phone: 01460 240340.
Windjammer The David Hall Stage
Time: 2:30pm. Address: Roundwell Street. Venue phone: 01460 240340.
Tinderbox The David Hall Stage
Time: 3:30pm. Address: Roundwell Street. Venue phone: 01460 240340.
Velvet and Stone The David Hall Stage
Time: 4:30pm. Address: Roundwell Street. Venue phone: 01460 240340.
Glymjack The David Hall Stage
Time: 5:30pm. Address: Roundwell Street. Venue phone: 01460 240340.

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The Blake Hall

Who’s On Venue
Historical Dance Workshop Blake Hall
Time: 11:00am. Address: St James Street.
Pirate Puppet Show Blake Hall
Time: 2:00pm. Address: St James Street.

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Also...

Who’s On Venue
Procession Dance Around and About
Time: 10:00am.
Jonathan Weeks Around and About
Time: 10:00am. Look out for our strolling musician throughout the day >> more...
Festival Finishes Around and About
Time: 6:30pm.

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St Peter and St Paul’s Church

Who’s On Venue
Meeting Voices Community Choir St Peter and St Paul’s Church
Time: 11:00am. Address: Hele Lane.
Flamenco Dancers St Peter and St Paul’s Church
Time: 12:10pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Jonathan Weeks St Peter and St Paul’s Church
Time: 1:00pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Stanchester Quire St Peter and St Paul’s Church
Time: 2:00pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Mitchell and Vincent St Peter and St Paul’s Church
Time: 3:00pm. Address: Hele Lane.
Wessex Women St Peter and St Paul’s Church
Time: 4:00pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...

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St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard

Who’s On Venue
BearCat Collective St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 10:00am. Address: Hele Lane. Face painting, swap shop and fun ALL DAY >> more...
Drum Together St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 11:00am. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
No Mean Feet St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 11:00am. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Eastern Promise Belly Dancers St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 12:05pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Punch and Judy St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 12:30pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Drum Together St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 1:00pm. Address: Hele Lane.
Knights of King Ina St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 1:30pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
No Mean Feet St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 2:00pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Maypole Dancing St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 2:30pm. Address: Hele Lane.
Drum Together St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 3:00pm. Address: Hele Lane.
Punch and Judy St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 3:30pm. Address: Hele Lane. >> more...
Octogon Dancers St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard
Time: 4:00pm. Address: Hele Lane.

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Dance teams

Bootstrap Border Morris
Dr Turbervilles Morris
Eastern Promise Belly Dancers
Enigma Border Morris
Glastonbury Border Morris
No Mean Feet
Sweet Coppin Step & Clog Dancers
The Knights of King Ina Jig Team
Wessex Morris Men