BBc Radio 2
Folk Awards 2019

 Wednesday 16 October 2019, 7.15pm (doors 6.15 *)


The Bridgewater Hall

£27.50 / £22.50 (+ booking fee)

Mark Radcliffe hosts this annual ceremony to celebrate and reward the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music.


Alongside the announcement of the winners by an array of guest presenters, there will be live performances from new and established artists including legendary Irish group Dervish, Welsh-Senegalese duo Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita and Anglo-Caribbean fusioneers from Manchester, Edward II.


The winner of the 2019 Young Folk Award will be announced, and there will also be the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award and one act will join Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, Woody Guthrie and Ewan MacColl via induction in to the Folk Awards Hall of Fame.


Previous ceremonies have featured live performances from artists including James Taylor, Joan Baez, Guy Garvey, Laura Marling, Bellowhead, Yusuf Cat Stevens, The Unthanks, Rufus Wainwright and Christy Moore.


Expect very special collaborations, and magical musical moments, from some of the most exciting artists in the folk world.


Age 16+

* please note that the start time of this event has been altered from the published time of 6.30pm *

“I'm really chuffed to be hosting the Radio 2 Folk Awards on home turf in Manchester this year. It's also great to be part of the Manchester Folk Festival which seems to be going from strength to strength.

I can promise you that there will be excitement aplenty on the night plus the very best live music from artists established and emerging on the healthier than ever British folk scene.”

- Mark Radcliffe


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