Folkfest - The Bedford, Balham

Now into it's third year, The Bedford pub in Balham is again hosting the London Folkfest - Bringing you the best in contemporary and traditional folk, acoustic and roots music with over 30 acts across three stages for 3 days of amazing music.

I like the sound of the bands on the Friday night - they seem to be a bit more viby than the slightly more laid back sounds of the Saturday line-up, so let's start the weekend off well and get together for some 'Summer sounds and socialising'!


You need to buy your own ticket to this event

Tickets cost £12 and can be purchased from the Folkfest website or from  There is no guarantee there will be tickets (@£15) available on the night, so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!  Sunday is already sold out.


Music starts from 7.30pm (tbc).  We will start meeting from 6 onward (arrive when you can), so we can hopefully get seats together and socialise before enjoying the sounds.

The Bedford does serve food.


The website also has a list of performers for the Friday, with links to their own sites if you'd like to suss out their sounds.  Lineup on the main stage is:









More info also available on their Facebook page

Most of the festival is indoors - so it won't be affected by the untrustworthy British weather.


This group has a no-show policy as below:

In order to provide a place for all interested members & to be fair to the hosts & to the venues, there is a no show rule for our meetups:

- if you have RSVP'd yes and don't show up or

- if you change your RSVP from yes to no within 12 hours before the meetup takes place

you get 1 no-show point. Once you have reached 3 points within one year the meetup organisers have the right to exclude you from the group, should they choose to do so.

Also, if you are a no-show to an event then the host of that event has the choice to exclude you from their future events if they wish; hosts are not paid for their time, they give up their own time to organise & hosts events so it is extremely frustrating when there are no shows.

This rule is here so everyone can enjoy the events -  you and the hosts - it's common courtesy to let hosts know if you can't make an event - so please ensure you keep your RSVP up to date.

Thank you.


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  • Kathryn L

    To all of those that didn't come you missed a good night of music! Good variety and vibes and the venue was well laid out so you could move between the stages and sample all the acts. Thanks to those that did come for a good evening! :)

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Debbie

    Sorry I can't make it. I have a big bad cut on my foot so am limping about. I was looking firward to this :-( someone might be able to use my ticket?

    July 19, 2013

    • Shereena

      That's a shame Debbie...hope you're OK x

      July 19, 2013

  • Julian

    If you arrived late, just post where you are and we will find you. 4 of us have managed to meetup

    July 19, 2013

  • Kathryn L

    We're in the theatre to the right of the stage.

    July 19, 2013

  • Kathryn L

    Outside in a colourful blue dress. Will head on and grab a

    July 19, 2013

    • Kathryn L

      Will head in and book chairs for us when I can. I will jave a meetup badge visible, but maybe not pinned on!

      July 19, 2013

    • Julian

      Hi Kathryn. Still working, but will be there for 7.30pm I hope!

      July 19, 2013

  • Julian

    Running late!

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Can't make it this time

    July 18, 2013

  • jennifer

    sorry cannot i cannot make Fri

    July 17, 2013

  • Julian

    Just got my ticket. Also there are still free day tickets for Saturday. Use the second link as the the booking charge is less!

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Kathryn L

    Hi Everyone!
    Just under two weeks to our local mini music fest! Hope you've all bought your tickets? It's not too late if you still need to.
    Please remember to update your RSVP if you have changed your mind, so we don't save you a seat and look out for you unnecessarily.
    See you all next Friday!

    July 9, 2013

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