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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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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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Brass Band Concert - Sat 30th April

April 19, 2011

Due to unforseen circumstances, we regret the Brass Band Concert at All Saint's Parish Church, on Saturday 30th April (6pm) has been cancelled.

Thanks to our sponsors

March 11, 2011

We'd like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to all our sponsors this year. These include:

Arts Council

Bramall Trust
Market Surgery
Woodgrove Surgery
Braisby Construction
Yorkshire & Clydesdale Bank Foundation

In association with the Park Inn Rotherham & The Partnership Media.
Media Partne…

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Hotel deals for festival ticket holders

March 1, 2011

Need accomodation for Wath Festival 2011? Look no further.

The festival are working in association with the Park Inn Rotherham to provide our festival-goers with high quality, modern and conveinient accomodation.

The Park Inn is only a short walking distance away from our main venue, the Montgomery …

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Valantine's Ceilidh Fundraiser

January 21, 2011

Following on from our successful Christmas Ceilidh with the Wath Morris team at the Park Inn Rotherham, we're hosting another festival fundraising night with a Valantine's theme, where you can take to the floor and dance till your heart's content!

DATE: Saturday 19th February, 8.00pm
VENUE: Montgomery…

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Festival welcomes Mercury Newspaper as Media Partner

January 21, 2011

Wath Festival are very pleased to welcome the Mercury Newspaper onboard as it's Media Partner. You will find the full festival programme featured in the Mercury on 20th April 2011, the week before the event.

The Mercury Newspaper is the largest and most widely read entertainment and community based…

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Wath Festival in the press

July 24, 2010

Following 2010's festival success you can read all about what happened at Wath Festival in the papers. Take a look below at just some of the articles that featured in the press. Click the image below to view all the articles: -

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Wath Festival Community Events

April 3, 2010

Wath Festival is pleased to announce an exciting line up of performers and events for the local community, which will be taking place throughout the festival.

In addition to the music concerts, Wath Festival aims to provide events for all the community to enjoy whatever their age.

This year we are …

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