Newark 2019

Celebrating our 3rd festival year on the banks of the River Trent

19th to 21st July 2019

Check it out - here are  2019's Festival events!

There will be an Artisan Market over the festival weekend!

Rapper teams will tour the pubs on Friday night

Dancing in the town with even more venues than before.

Sessions and singaround all weekend.

All this, not to mention the campsite with the most superlative view of any UK festival!

Based in the beautiful and historic market town of Newark in Nottinghamshire, this new festival incorporates many aspects of the cultural heritage that make the East Midlands such a special place to visit. The town, with its castle and iconic market place lies on the River Trent, one of Englands longest and most important waterways.

The festival, enjoyed its first year in 2017 showcasing traditional dance, music sessions, song sessions and local folk plays in some of the towns historic pubs together with historic re-enactment and the excellent market . Visitors to the event in 2018 can expect a weekend of living heritage in a truly unique setting and will take away memories of a special place at a special time.

Our sponsors and supporters:

Newark Town Council;


Hallamshire Traditions

Contact us:

Traditional Dance

Heritage Venues

Historical Setting

Local Customs