It’s getting so close, isn’t it? Only 6 days to go until Folkstock Festival. We’ve put together a full set list now of acts, times and stages (click the image below to view) – so once you have your tickets, you can get planning your weekend already.
Andy Shepherd of Shepherd Audio has kindly supplied us with this plan of how the area is going to look next Saturday, so you can get a good feel for the size and area its going to take place in. Excited doesn’t cover it!!
Folkstock merchandise, including the t’shirts (as modeled by festival director Helen Meissner and folkstock artist Amy Pettingill below), are now also available to buy via the website. Those of you who read the previous post about t’shirt designs may be pleased to see both designs are available to buy, with a list of various artists on the back.
If you can’t wait until next weekend to have a listen to some of the artists that will be performing at Folkstock Festival – click here. Last Wednesday I headed to Nick Stephenson‘s Mid-Week Music Open Mic night at The Boot, St Albans, to see Zoe Wren perform ahead of Folkstock – and if her set at The Boot was anything to go by, the Folkstock crowd are going to love her!
A few weeks ago I posted a blog about the fantastic art work that was created for Folkstock – so it makes sense to follow that up by showing you how that artwork has been used.
First off, you may have seen some of the Folkstock banners around, brightening up the place – I think they look great! And better still, the local community have been hugely supportive by offering to put some up in front of their houses, etc.
Another, awesome way that Amy Pettingill’s colourful, swirly art work has been used is on the mock-ups for the Folkstock merchandise and t’shirts. Which one do you prefer? Let me know – tweet me @katefolkstock
It’s been a pretty amazing weekend. The weather is hot, Wimbledon was incredible and our Festival Director and Folkstock Foundation Managing Director Helen Meissner celebrated her birthday on Saturday (Happy Birthday from all your Folkstock followers!). Next up on the Folkstock calendar is the next workshop event later this month giving tips and advice on studio recordings and making music videos, so be sure to look out for more news on this. We also have the collaborative event with Standon Calling happening on the 4th August, which I will be posting about later this week – as Folkstock will take up the Lordship Stage on the final day of the ‘Runaway From The Circus’ themed festival.
A lot has happened this last week with branding and promoting the September festival, including local author and blogger MummyWhisperer naming Folkstock as one of the most family-friendly festivals in the area, showing just how much community clout Folkstock has. There has also been a lot going on artistically (of the non-musical variety)…
Local artist Amy Pettingill (pictured above) also showed her support for Folkstock Foundation by designing some brilliant artworks, which are being used on the Folkstock Facebook page. Let us know what you think? Tweet me @Katefolkstock
My very creative eldest brother even helped out with designing a new poster for the event on behalf of Today Type and Design, using lots of arty fonts and logos (see pic below). It’s making me excited to see what is going to be making it onto the final ticket designs and posters.
So, if after the excitement and atmosphere of Glastonbury you find yourself a little deflated or suffering Post-Festival Blues, like my colleague and fellow blogger Katie Oldham, don’t fear, get following Folkstock and give yourself something to look forward to at the end of the summer! Check out the local singer and ukelele artist’s Glastonbury reflections below: