Welcome to Hartlepool Folk Festival 2018

We’re delighted to be presenting the 4th Hartlepool Folk Festival in 2018! As always, we have some fantastic artists lined up, plus special events commissioned for our festival that you can’t see anywhere else.

We’re privileged for the third year to have as our main festival site the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool. With its historic, 18th century-themed quayside and the beautiful HMS Trincomalee as its centrepiece, it makes a perfect festival village. Wander the buildings and exhibits, and find music round every corner! There are two function suites that host midscale concerts. The Trincomalee herself features the Captain’s Cabin, for small-scale concerts, and the Mess Deck, which is great for sessions and workshops. You’ll find activity in other spaces too, from the atmospheric dry dock of Pressganged to the cosy cafe on the paddle steamer Wingfield Castle.


New for 2018 – evening concerts at Hartlepool Borough Hall!

Our fantastic new evening venue trebles our concert capacity, and there’s a handy pub right in the building. Visit the Venues page to find out more!

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