The Folk Forest Fair
- , 2017
An oasis of Tramlines calm between the trees.Visit site
With each Tramlines, the Folk Forest grows ever more popular. Nested in Endcliffe Park, it's an oasis of music, food, markets and family activities. Expanding for 2017, the site will now stretch for over a mile, following the Porter Brook onwards into Bingham Park and Whiteley Woods.
The main Folk Forest stage is open to anyone with a Tramlines ticket (child tickets can be booked for free with a full adult ticket), and features performances from Cate Le Bon, Omar Souleyman, Blaevanon and Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, alongside Sheffield favourites Neil McSweeney, The Buffalo Skinners, Paul Littlewood and many more.
The wider Folk Forest Fair, meanwhile, is free to enter and open to all.
Within the Folk Forest Fair, the Bird Table stage will feature a diverse programme representing Sheffield's cultural landscape, with music and performances spreading along the Porter Valley to the 500-year-old Shepherd's Wheel with storytelling, music, poetry and heritage songs inspired by the city's people and trees.
There'll be a heritage crafts area, where talented crafts people will lead workshops in blacksmithing, knife and axe carving, clay sculpture and more – prices vary, book now. Site Gallery will be there leading creative activities from its new art van. Homeless charity Shelter will be hosting art installations. And Yoga at The Reach will provide yoga classes for all ages.
The beer tent, meanwhile, will serve craft beer from Regather's on-site brewery and the Sheffield Brewery Co-Op, and there'll be a range of independent food stalls. The arts and crafts market will also make a return, selling everything from books to photography to vintage clothes to music memorabilia.
For young people, there'll be a forest school, games, interactive stalls, and more.
Open 12-8pm. See the Folk Forest site for more updates.