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Our Artists: 2014 - Who's Who...

February 27, 2014


Ashley Hutchings' Morris On

Kris Drever

The Sweet Lowdown

Flossie Malavialle

Rose Redd

Young Performer Award

The Demon Barber XL Roadshow


The Goat Roper Band

Rex Preston & Miranda Sykes


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Folk for a Summer's Evening

May 17, 2013



The First Wath Festival Trust Summer Session is to take place on June 7th at the Park View Bar in Swinton.

Tickets will be £5


The music comes from Wath's own Panjamdrum and York's The Savoy Ballroom with a headliner to be confirmed.



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Heidi Talbot confirms her line up

April 30, 2013

Folk singer, Heidi Talbot has confirmed the line up for her Saturday evening performance will be: 

Ian Carr (Guitar)

Kathleen Boyle (Accordian)

Megan Henderson (Fiddle)

There are still tickets available for Saturday evening and other great concerts during the festival weekend.  Please see our…

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'Welcome to Yorkshire' announce their support for Wath Festival

April 23, 2013


Gary Verity Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “We are delighted to support the Wath Festival which is one of the key folk festivals in the county’s calendar.

“Festivals and events are big business in Yorkshire, they’re worth around £500m to the economy and account for 10% of …

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Talented young duo 'Rita Payne' added to the Festival line-up!

April 23, 2013

It has been confirmed that Rita Payne will now join the line up for the Sunday Evening Concert at Montgomery Hall.


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12 days and counting....

April 21, 2013

The 41st Wath Festival is almost here!  There is still time to book your tickets in advance to see an amazing line up of quality folk artists.


Ticketline: 0798 265 8467 


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2013 acts confirmed so far...

November 17, 2012

It's only November 2012, but we have a few names to release who will be appearing on the 2013 already confirmed to announce! Watch this space for more announcements soon.

Vin Garbutt
Bella Hardy
Heidi Talbot
Urban Folk Quartet 
Albion Band
Toy Hearts
Birds of Chicago 
Katriona Gilmore & Jamie…

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Wath Festival’s 40th Anniversary a resounding success

May 8, 2012

After a whole year of preparation Wath Festival’s 40th anniversary event didn’t disappoint and sold out all three of it’s evening concerts at the Montgomery Hall over the May Bank holiday.

The festival was founded in 1972, by the Wath Morris Team and local music community. It has expanded …

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Mini Beer Festival joins us this weekend

May 2, 2012

For those who enjoy good quality ale, beer and cider, you'll be pleased to hear that Wath will have a Mini Beer Festival going on from Saturday lunchtime onwards at the Town Hall Greenspace site. See here for directions.

You'll be able to sample some of the following:

Imperial Brewery
Bee’s Knees 4…

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PRESS RELEASE: Wath Festival turns 40 this May Bank Holiday

April 24, 2012

As the summer fast approaches, you know it’s nearly time for the festival season. This year Wath Festival celebrates it’s 40th anniversary over the May Bank holiday on 4th – 6th May 2012.

Founded in 1972, the festival is proud to host the title of South Yorkshire’s biggest festival of mus…

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Wath Festival Young Performers Award 2012 Finalists Announced

April 24, 2012

After many months of searching for three acts to take part in the Wath Festival Young Performers Award 2012, we're pleased to announce the finalists:

Sunjay Brayne, 18 from West Midlands
Anna Rice, 22 from Brighton
(accompanied by vocalists Annie Spayne, 22 and Emily Wright, 21)
Andrew Frost, 21 from…

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Wath Young Performers Award news

March 2, 2012

We have two of our Wath Festival Young Performers Award judges confirmed already. If you're one of the successful applicants chosen for the final you will be in the very capable hands of judges Lucy Ward (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2012 Horizon winner) and local radio broadcaster, Dave Eyre from Sheffie…

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Tickets available at Arena Ticket Shop

February 4, 2012

Click to buy now

We're very pleased to announce that Wath Festival tickets are now available to buy online using card payment at the Arena Ticket Shop, or in person from the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena.

Once you've purchased and received your tickets, please bring them to the festival office in the M…

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PRESS RELEASE – Wath Festival’s 40th Anniversary Taking Shape

January 16, 2012

It may only be the start of 2012, but South Yorkshire’s biggest festival of music and dance is taking shape, with a whole host of acts and events on the bill.

Wath Festival, based in Wath-Upon-Dearne, takes place on the May bank holiday 4th – 6th May 2012 and is pleased to announce the full art…

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Christmas Ceilidh

December 17, 2011

The Wath Festival team would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and invite you to join in the festivities for the annual Christmas Ceilidh.

This year we have a Yorkshire theme with traditional local dances and bands, featuring the Yorkshire Mummers & Wath Morris from our own fair county. A…

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Very Early Bird Tickets On Sale

August 6, 2011

We're very pleased to announce that Very Early Bird Tickets are now on sale as of today and we already have Fairport Convention & Home Service with our Festival Patron, John Tams on the line up.

You can get your hands on discounted Full Weekend Tickets at £50. Our associates at the Park Inn Rotherha…

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Volunteers wanted for 2012

July 22, 2011

2012 is going to be Wath Festival's 40th year and we're going to make it our biggest yet. We're currently looking for creative, enthusiastic and committed volunteers to help us with next year's celebrations. If you would like to get involved send us a message and your contact details via our con…

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Keep updated with Wath Festival's social networks

July 13, 2011

An easy way to keep up to date with all Wath Festival's latest news is via our Facebook page and Twitter account. Come and add/ follow us on:

You can also get exclusive content by joining up to our mailing list. Just click below and follow…

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PRESS RELEASE: Wath’s Festival Success

May 6, 2011

For the people of South Yorkshire, May bank holiday doesn’t just mean time off work, its festival time.

Wath Festival 2011 took place from 27th April – 2nd May and brought a range of community events and concerts for all ages to the town.

Throughout the week, the Montgomery Hall hosted the fiv…

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Wath Young Performers Award 2011: Finalists Announced

April 19, 2011

Wath Festival's search for the Young Performer 2011 has reached a step closer to the finish line. We're pleased to announce that the three finalists who will be performing before the panel of judges are:

Joby Hardwick
Luke Hirst & Sarah Smout
Phil Sinclair

Entry to the finalists concert is free and it w…

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