Otley Folk Festival 2024

September 20th - 22nd 2024


Sean Lakeman & Kathryn Roberts
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan
Jez Lowe * Alex Hart
Bella Gaffney * Hebble
Sherburn, Bartley & Sanders
Plumhall * The Heathen Kings
Paul Martin & Ian McKown
Dariush Kanani * Tony Wilson
Duncan McFarlane Band
Lewis Pugh * Stuart Priest
Jon Palmer Band
plus a host of our local and loyal folk talent.


Our main venue for Friday & Saturday is Otley Parish Church. This super building has been refurbished so it is now an event space as well as a church. Access is good for wheelchairs and it will have a bar. The Black Horse Hotel is right in the centre of Otley on the crossroads near the market square. The stables at the rear of the pub has good level access, the upstairs room is only accessile by a staircase. St Josephs School is the venue for our family folk day on Saturday. Level access to the hall and the outside areas. The Labour Club is upstairs above the festival office (Labour Rooms, Walkergate, Otley) it has a stairlift to the club room.


Our campsite will be on the Pool Road on the outskirts of Otley. It will be provided with portaloos and security. Space is limited and initially is only available to be booked by ticket holders. Nearer the time, we may be able to offer camping only if space allows.


A full programme of events will be produced in a few weeks time, the outline goes like this...

Friday 20 September, Pub sessions start around 5.30-6.00pm. An evening concert at the Parish Church featuring Sean Lakeman & Kathryn Roberts plus a concert at the Black Horse upstairs and a show at the Labour Club.

Saturday 21 September, Street entertainment and pub sessions start around 11am, after lunch the family folk day starts at St Josephs School, many of our festival entertainers and dancers will be on show plus family entertainment with Stuart Priest. Afternoon concert at the Parish Church and the Black Horse and evening at the Church with James Fagan & Nancy Kerr. Plus concerts at the Black Horse and the Labour Club.

Sunday 22 September, Sea Songs at Midday at the Black Horse with Malcolm Devereux and Monkeys Fist then concerts at the Black Horse Stables with the Hall Brothers and an evening concert with Jez Lowe.

As usual, we send out our plea for stewards, anyone interested in helping or who knows anyone who might like to help, please contact us at... otleyff@hotmail.com

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