The line up for this year’s Todmorden Folk Festival is falling into place with many great acts already confirmed and more soon to be announced.
Already set to appear are O’Hooley and Tidow, the married Yorkshire folk duo whose songwriting has been described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional’ and by The Independent as ‘defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.’ Belinda O’Hooley also performs a solo piano concert featuring music from her outstanding new album Inversions. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith appear with an appealing offering of new and traditional music, and Katie O’Malley and her Americana band bring their excellent mix of country, folk, soul & blues to the three day event. Two pioneers of modern English folk performance, Alice Jones and Bryony Griffith have joined forces to bring us traditional songs, tunes and flat footing flare; Cafe Spice, who played a stunning set at one of last year’s festival pop up gigs, return with more heavenly harmonies reminiscent of Mamas & Papas; and Belshazzar’s Feast’s trademark humour and fine musicianship is sure to please audiences. All this and Mancunian Irish fluter and singer Michael Walsh showcases his new album and Frog on a Bike bring us an energetic, dance floor packing Ceilidh.
For a full list of the current confirmed artists visit the 2020 lineup page here. And keep an eye on this website and our Facebook page for more announcements coming very soon!