General Information


The Leigh Folk Festival is a free, open event, held at several venues in the town of Leigh-on-sea, which is situated along the Thames Estuary just outside of Southend. The festival is centred around Library Gardens on Broadway West and surrounding venues, cafes, churches and outdoor spaces with music and performances happening aross Leigh (from Leigh Station, walk up Belton Way, along Rectory Grove and then take the right fork into Broadway West. You’ll find the Library Gardens on your right after 200 yards.)


The festival takes place from Thursday 23rd June to Sunday 26th June 2022. On Thursday and Friday evening events take place at indoor venues, keep up to date with event listings on our news pages.

Opening Times


Disabled Access

Disabled access is dependent on facilities at individual venues. Leigh Library Gardens is mainly grass underfoot, however does have a series of pavements within it. Lower Library Gardens is only accessible for disabled users via a ramp, accessed from Broadway West (and please note the ground underfoot is uneven).

Please see our list below for individual indoor venue disabled access:

St Clements Church – Easy Access
Crooked Billet – Moderate access via side entrance.
Fishermen’s Chapel – Moderate access, via a steep ramp with a single step
Leigh Community Centre – Easy Access