THE LONDON FOLKFEST 2013: Matthew And The Atlas + Ryan Keen + The Hummingbirds + Laurence Fox + Leddra Chapman + Billy Lockett + Skinny Lister + Blair Dunlop + Keston Cobblers' Club + Patch And The Giant + Snow Apple + Autumn Red + Luke Jackson + Frank Ha

  • Music
  • Folk
Critics' choice

Demonstrating the breadth of artists willing (and eager) to run under the folk banner these days, The Bedford's third annual FolkFest takes in everything from the 'new Mumford & Sons' MATA (whose delicate, pastoral banjo-indie actually deserves rather better than that tag) to the droning confessional acoustica of Fox, aka Detective Sergeant Hathaway in TV's 'Lewis', aka Mr Billie Piper. Those with a deeper connection to the folk tradition, if a very modern take, include Newcastle's one-time Mercury nominee Williams and Dunlop, the son of Fairport Convention ledge Ashley Hutchings, who recently won a BBC Folk Award for his debut album 'Blight and Blossom'. The three-day festival will also include outside sets and performances in nearby cafes, so take a wander. For full schedule click here.