Festival Insights NEWS: Manchester Folk Festival announces programme for inaugural edition

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UK: Manchester Folk Festival, a new annual festival celebrating the best of English folk and acoustic roots music, has announced its full programme, set to take place from October 19 – 22 at venues across Manchester.

Presenting familiar names alongside new voices, the festival will celebrate how contemporary folk straddles genres, embraces cultures and absorbs new influences. Manchester Folk Festival takes place across the city, but will be based primarily in and around HOME Cinema.

In addition to staging over 16 concerts featuring over 30 artists, Manchester Folk Festival will host the English Folk Expo music showcase, attracting delegates from across the world to experience contemporary English folk and supporting the industry to thrive.

Presenting festival stage giants and folk club legends, the programme spans everything from experimental and indie folk to traditional music….

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