Folk on the Pier is held every year at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier in Cromer, Norfolk, on England's beautiful east coast. Described by Fairport Convention's Dave Pegg as "the Best Gig on the North Sea", Folk on the Pier is a highly regarded showcase for the finest folk, and folk-rock acts from the UK and beyond.
NEWS AT LAST!!!!
THE 20TH FESTIVAL LINE-UP IS ALL BUT COMPLETE AND WILL BE HEADLINED BY THE EVENT'S ORIGINAL INSPIRATION, FAIRPORT CONVENTION, AND WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING FAVOURITE ACTS FROM THE PAST 19 YEARS, MANY REQUESTED BY FESTIVAL REGULARS AT THE EVENT IN MAY...
EDWARD II - ASHLEY HUTCHINGS' MORRIS ON - HOME SERVICE - BANTER -CHRIS WHILE & JULIE MATTHEWS - LITTLE JOHNNY ENGLAND - GERRY COLVIN BAND - RICHARD DIGANCE - JEZ LOWE - KATRIONA GILMORE & JAMIE ROBERTS - FRASER NIMMO AND MORE TO FOLLOW...
TICKETS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONCERTS WILL GO ON SALE ON 2ND JANUARY WHEN THE LINE-UP IS COMPLETED
Folk on the Pier 2018 pre-sales
Following another succesful year, incredibly pre-sales of 'early bird' full weekend tickets priced at £87.50 have already achieved their limit of 250 (given revenue capacity of the theatre) The price for a full weekend of six concerts is now £97.50. Individual concerts will go on sale when the line-up is completed later this year.
PLEASE NOTE TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON LINE, BUT ONLY THROUGH THE PAVILION THEATRE BOX OFFICE:-
PHONE NUMBER 01263 512495
Letter Published in the North Norfolk News on 18th May 2017
As the dust has all but settled on Cromer’s Folk on the Pier festival, I feel I would like to thank all of those involved in making the 19th production probably the best ever.
From our dedicated volunteer back stage crew and professional top drawer sound engineers, to the pubs and venues and guest houses and hotels, all of them have taken the event to their hearts increasingly over the years and with this in mind it would be seemingly unfair to single out anyone or any group for special praise.
However I feel I must on this occasion personally thank pier general manager Francis Guildea and his team from Openwide Coastal Ltd for their unerring support and co-operation regarding what is effectively a production centred on festival spirit. They fully embraced such an event within the ‘disciplines’ of a theatrical environment, offering just the right degree of flexibility, enthusiasm and understanding of what to some venue operators could be a difficult juxtaposition.
Obviously thanks must go to the faithful audience who have supported the festival year on year and have yet again queued early on Sunday morning to buy half next year’s weekend tickets without a single act contracted! Finally, this very same audience also deserves praise for raising just over £400 for the Cromer St John Ambulance by way of the annual raffle.
Photo: Friday evening finale 5th May with Feast of Fiddles and Richard Digance playing ‘Going Home’
Message from the Festival Director