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Folk Festival 2024

Saturday 1st June 2024

Doors open 10:30am

Daytime acts from 11am-6:30pm 

'After Hours' acts: 7pm-10pm

The Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum,

58 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EX


We are very (very!) excited to announce the launch of our very first Folk Festival!

Join us here at The Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum on Saturday 1st June 2024 for a day of live folk music in the museum's beautiful walled garden. Kicking off at 11am, we will have a host of local acts playing throughout the afternoon up until 6:30pm.

Then, from 7pm we will have our 'After Hours' sessions- with more live folk musicians playing until 10pm!

Alongside the music, we will be firing up the barbecue and keeping your glasses topped up at the bar! If that's not enough, we will have trader stalls, kids activities and traditional Ceili folk dance groups to help you groove the day away.


Daytime acts include: 


Monkey See Monkey Do

Wessex Folk Orchestra

Ukulele Vagabond

Romsey Ukulele Group

John Detains


'After Hours' Sessions will include:

Antoine & Owena 

Fly Yeti Fly

Sean Rice


The Red Stag Morris Dancers will also be joining us for a special dance performance!


Ticket prices include access to both the daytime and 'After Hours' performances.


Adults: £12

Children: £6

Family Ticket (2 Adults + 3 Children): £36



Our museum car park is a private facility and is therefore not for general public use. There are multiple car parks in Salisbury city centre for visitors to use, all of which are within walking distance of the museum. Please visit the 'Visit Us' page on our website for more info on getting to the museum.


Sadly, dogs are not permitted in the garden for the event.


Tickets are no longer available to purchase online but can be purchased from the museum on the day.


Stall Holders

If you are one of our traders and need to pay for your stall holding, please click the link HERE.