Rewatch Saturday's Live stream

Rewatch Sunday's Live stream

All proceeds will be split between our charity partners:

  • Help Musicians
  • Southend Emergency Fund
  • Leigh Folk Arts Association

A celebration of music, dance and spoken word

The UK’s largest free folk festival will be going virtual. As we’re not able to all come together in June for this year’s festival we've got the next best thing! On Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd May we'll be streaming live music, interviews workshops and so much more directly into your home. Expect artists past and present with a couple of surprises thrown in too!

Leigh Folk Festival was cancelled earlier this year due to Covid-19, we couldn't sit around and do nothing so Front Room Folk Festival was born - an online celebration of the arts to bring cheer into your homes during these uncertain times. Along with fundraising for Leigh Folk Arts Association, we’ll be splitting all donations with our 2 partner charities, Help Musicians and Southend Emergency Fund, who are helping those in need during the current crisis.

Musician playing an accordion

All proceeds will be split between our charity partners:

  • Help Musicians
  • Southend Emergency Fund
  • Leigh Folk Arts Association

Festival Line-up

The line-up will be updated over the coming weeks as more artists join us to raise money for our partner charities. All those taking part have given up their time for free to support the charities and we thank them greatly for this.

Saturday 2nd May

Saturday lineup

Sunday 3rd May

Sunday lineup

Partners & Supporters

We’d like to say a massive thank you to our partners who’ve helped us to make this event possible and all our corporate supporters for their donations.

Charity Partners

We proudly support three worthy charities and are asking all those watching the live stream to donate. All donations will be split between them.

Musician playing in street

Help Musicians

Charity No. 228089

Help Musicians is the working name of the Musicians Benevolent Fund. As an independent charity, it supports professional musicians across the UK. They help at times of crisis, as well as times of opportunity, giving people the extra support they need. Its Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund has received more than 17,000 applications from musicians who are in desperate need of financial support, It offers £500 per applicant.

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Deckchairs on seafront

Southend Emergency Fund

Under the auspices of Shared Space - charity No. 1161862

The Southend Emergency Fund is being coordinated by a consortium of local businesses, agencies, community groups, charities and entrepreneurs, using local charity Shared Space as the vehicle to deliver its support. Recognising the need to support some of society's most vulnerable, while others find themselves ineligible for state support, it has been set up to support a very real need of individuals and families who find themselves with nowhere else to turn.

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Band performing in leigh

Leigh Folk Arts Association

Charity No. 228089

Leigh Folk Arts Association is an arts organisation that in addition to organising the UK’s largest free folk festival - Leigh Folk Festival, also organises other community events throughout the year to celebrate a wide variety of folk entertainment. Based in Leigh-on-Sea, it was founded in 1992, with the main event attracting more than 20,000 people each year on the last weekend in June. The association has plans to run small folk concerts in care homes as a form of therapy for dementia patients and bring folk dance lessons into local schools.

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