Folk songs have told stories of love, loss and life throughout the ages and fans will already be familiar with the beautiful harmonies and virtuoso playing associated with the genre. This unique festival is a chance to see some of the biggest names in folk, roots and acoustic music performing their best-known hits to crowds of music lovers in a glorious leafy, historic setting.
It’s all the excitement and buzz of a 3 day festival in one sublime summer day, and as well as the top quality music acts, festival-goers are treated to a wide variety of stalls and stands, including everything from art, crafts and workshops to clothes and CDs and plenty of delicious food available too.
The festival is renowned for bringing together a world class line-up of popular and established artists alongside a number of up-and-coming acts who are yet to break into the mainstream. Past acts including the ever-popular Billy Bragg, barnstorming sets by the Levellers and Bellowhead and music from the country-folk singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, as well as big names such as Kate Rusby, Richard Thompson and Beth Orton.
Folk by the Oak is also one of the most laid-back festivals on the scene, and guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink with them and make themselves at home in the beautiful tree-lined setting at Hatfield House. This is where Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood and it is said that under ‘the oak’ in this park is where she learned that she was to be Queen.
Join in with the activities, browse the stalls, dance along or simply kick back and enjoy a whole day of exceptional live folk, roots and acoustic music!
When can you go?
This experience is available one date of the year, usually in July, subject to availability.
How long does this activity last?
The festival will last all day.
You need to know
There is no minimum age, however under 16s must be accompanied by and adult.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
You and how many others?
This experience is for two people, there will be other people there on the day.
Family and friends
Unfortunately, this experience is not suitable for spectators.