Beans on Toast Brings Music, Trees and Revelry to Nottingham for the Foolhardy Folk Festival

Now in its fourth year, the family-friendly Foolhardy Folk Festival mixes the finest acts from the UK festival circuit with real ales, craft beer and street food in the stunning setting of Nottingham’s Arboretum.

Beans on Toast has once again handpicked the line-up from his favourite songwriters and bands on the planet for the day of music, trees and revelry taking place Bank Holiday Sunday 25 August 2024.

The full line up is now confirmed as Will Varley, Black Water County, Pet Needs, Samantics, Ríoghnach Connolly & Ellis Davies (Of Honeyfeet), Lady Nade, Jack Francis, Dan Ottewell, Poet In Residence Bassie Gracie and of course Beans on Toast.

Beans on Toast said: “Putting on The Foolhardy Folk Festival is a great honour, which combines all my favourite things —family, music, trees, and merriment! This will be our fourth year, and it’s always a wonderful day. On my travels, I get to see so much great music and meet such great people. Inviting some of these fine folks to the Nottingham Arboretum makes me very proud indeed.

“The latest additions to the bill are high-flying punk rockers Pet Needs and young, exciting Nottingham songwriter Dan Ottewell – this is now the full package, a lineup of brilliant songwriters and musicians – ready to entertain you amongst the trees.”

Hosting the festival that kicks off at midday, Beans on Toast will also be playing two shows to open and close the event that has previously featured Frank Turner, Skinny Lister, She Drew The Gun and Jeffery Lewis.

Ben Ryles, DHP Family promoter, said: “We’re chuffed to be working together with Beans on Toast once again on Foolhardy Folk Festival in 2024. As with the previous events this fourth edition boasts an incredible, eclectic line-up. There’s something for everyone and fun for all the family! Bring on the music, trees and revelry.”

Set in the beautiful greenery of the historic woodland around the Victorian bandstand, the festival will also have a range of street food, craft beers and more on offer.

Tickets are priced at £35 plus booking fee. The festival is family friendly, with free admission for under 11s with a ticket.

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