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Volunteer In The #folkfestarmy

Every year the #FolkFest Volunteer team is an integral part of Leigh Folk Festival, with an unprecedented number of volunteers coming on board to undertake a range of roles. Every enthusiastic volunteer gets a free t-shirt to be worn over the weekend (and to keep as a memento!) plus water, sandwich and fruit if you’re volunteering over lunchtime on the Saturday or Sunday.

As our amazing free festival grows, so we need more volunteers to keep it fun, raise funds and make it safe.
Roles vary – everything from selling merchandise and collecting donations, running information points, stewarding audiences, traffic management, production runners, tech support and photography to the less-than-glamorous but vital task of litter-picking … the list goes on!

Please note: under 18s can only volunteer to support a parent/carer on any specific shift due to safeguarding requirements. While the majority of volunteer roles fall during the festival weekend (29th and 30th June 2019) some assistance is needed w/c Monday 24 June (this is also the date of an evening Volunteer Briefing session) and on Monday 1 July for small tasks as part of the festival build and take-down.

Click this link to register as a 2019 volunteer 

Please email any questions to Hilary or Sarah at:  

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 email , we do listen to every submission.

Trader Applications (29th-30th June)


We are looking for bright, creative and interesting stalls, for Leigh Folk Festival 2019. Showcase your products to the thousands of customers that watch and listen to the amazing acts across the 2 days. Or if you are a food trader join our food village which we’ve developed over the past three years into a real feature of the festival featuring some the the UK’s very best cuisine.

We carefully select the very best traders and work with them to provide a great experience for our thousands of festival go-ers.

We’re going Green!
New for 2019 – all food must be served in disposables made from paper/cardboard, wood or leaves. No single-use plastics are permitted – this includes but not limited to, straws, coffee stirrers and plastic cutlery. All traders are fully responsible for recycling their waste while on site, bags will be provided.

If you are a caterer, crafts stall, charity, organisation, general merchandise stall, or anything else you think would be a great addition to our festival please follow the link below, to take you to the application form.

Applications close on May 2019

Pricing: View Prices (prices are being held at our 2018 rate)
Application Form: Apply Here


As an entirely volunteer run, free festival we rely heavily on donations and sponsorship. If you would like to provide sponsorship to Leigh Folk Festival, perhaps sponsoring a stage, having an advert in the programme or on our website, then please contact us.

Press & PR

For all press enquiries please email