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2012 Milestone Year For Local Folk Heroes

2012 is a milestone year in the UK in many ways. One of Devon’s greatest success stories, folk icons Show Of Hands, mark a career milestone this year, their 20th anniversary, including a headline date at Sidmouth FolkWeek - the annual celebration of music, arts and dance which takes place in the stunning seaside resort from 3rd – 10th August 2012. Show of Hands

Triple BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winners, the dazzling duo of singer songwriter Steve Knightley and multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer have forged one of the most successful ever partnerships in acoustic roots music, already scoring three sell-out shows at the world famous Royal Albert Hall in London.

In addition to these popular ambassadors for folk music, other festival headline news includes appearances from local hero singer/songwriter Seth Lakeman; the storming 2012 multi-BBC Folk Awards winners June Tabor & Oysterband and legendary guitar maestro Martin Simpson who featured recently on Sky Arts’ First Love, mentoring actor/comedian Stephen Mangan in his challenge to play guitar live on stage with Richard Thompson.

Book for Sidmouth FolkWeek now at recession-beating prices for glorious sunshine-filled days and star-filled nights - whatever the weather!

2011 Ticket Prices held for 2012! No Booking Fee! Book online now - Early Bird Tickets available until 31st March 2012.