Folk On The Pier

"The Best Gig On The North Sea" - Dave Pegg

'Folk on the Pier' 2018 - 11th to 13th of May

'Folk on the Pier' is based every year at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier and with a fringe festival around town in Cromer, Norfolk, on England's beautiful East Coast. Described by Fairport Convention's Dave Pegg as "the Best Gig on the North Sea", the event is a highly regarded showcase for the finest acoustic-folk, and folk-rock acts from the UK and beyond.



THE 20TH FESTIVAL LINE-UP IS NOW COMPLETE AND WILL BE HEADLINED BY THE EVENT'S ORIGINAL INSPIRATION, FAIRPORT CONVENTION, PLEASE REFER TO THE 'WHO'S PLAYING' PAGE FOR THE FULL PROGRAMME.
TICKETS FOR ALL INDIVIDUAL CONCERTS ARE NOW ON SALE!




Folk on the Pier 2018 pre-sales

Following another successful 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 are now on sale priced at £18.00 for afternoons and £22.00 for evenings.

PLEASE NOTE TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON LINE, BUT ONLY THROUGH THE PAVILION THEATRE BOX OFFICE:-

PHONE NUMBER 01263 512495  

EMAIL: boxoffice@thecromerpier.co.uk




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.


Scott Butler

Festival Producer



Photo: Friday evening finale 5th May with Feast of Fiddles and Richard Digance playing ‘Going Home’

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    Ashley Hutchings' Morris On (2014)
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    Edward II (2015)
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    Elvis Fontenot & the Sugar Bees (2014)
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    Freres Guichen from Brittany
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    Fringe Session at the Albion (2014)
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    Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies (2014)
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    Lindisfarne (2015)
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    Mabon from Wales (2014)
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Message from the Festival Director

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Message from the Festival Director