Leigh Folk Festival | FAQs
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When is the best day to come?

Each day is very different and unique in its own way. Our Thursday and Friday events have all been tailored to different audiences, and all take place in the evening across a selection of venues. Saturday is our day in the park in the beautiful setting of Leigh Library Gardens and surrounding Leigh Broadway venues, with a more relaxed and family atmosphere. Sunday is by far our biggest day, with over 15 different outdoor stages and indoor venues in Old Leigh Town, with the most diverse musical offering, dance and street performances, as well as the Grand Procession taking place. We know – difficult to choose! We’d recommend coming for the whole affair!

How do I get involved with helping to organise the festival or volunteer?

All the organisers of the festival are volunteers, some volunteer all year round to plan, promote, book acts, organise logistics and more, and we always welcome new members. If you would like to volunteer solely on the weekend of the festival, you can do that too! To apply for either opportunity, please go to http://bit.do/vntr.

How do I play the festival?

We get hundreds of requests to play the festival every year, and can’t respond to everyone who contacts us applying for a spot. However, should you wish to enquire about playing the festival, please fill out the contact us form, we do listen to every submission.

What do you have in the way of family / children’s events?

Saturday 23rd June is the best day for children’s events, however there are also a variety on Sunday 24th June. For information on children’s activities, go to the line-up pages here, and click ‘other activities’.

How do I go about having a stall at the festival?

If you would like to provide food, drinks, promote a charity, another event, sell vinyl, boutique goodies or something else, please get in touch through the contact us page.

Does the festival cost anything?

Nearly all festival events are completely free with the exception of two of our concerts. Information on the 2018 concerts will be released soon!

These ticketed concerts enable us to continue to keep the rest of the festival free.

I’m playing the festival/ blue badge holder, festival goer/ where can I park?

On Sunday 24th June bands and acts playing the festival have access to the car park under Belton Bridge, however there are very limited spaces, and we’d recommend dropping off your equipment as per the artist instructions (if you are yet to receive this, it will come nearer the time of the festival, or you can request a copy via the contact page). Blue badge holders and festival goers, please see the parking and disabled parking information here.

Where can I pick up a programme or other merchandise?

On Saturday 23rd June there will be an information stand and merchandise available just inside the main gates of Leigh Library Gardens, with the programme available here. On Sunday 24th June there will be an information stand and merchandise available at both ends of Old Leigh (the bottom of Belton Bridge, and just beyond Leigh Sailing Club). Most evening concerts will have merchandise and programmes available.