More join Cara Dillon’s exclusive set at Folk by the Oak in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 09:52 24 March 2016 | UPDATED: 18:18 27 March 2016

Cara Dillon will play Folk by the Oak 2016

Cara Dillon will play Folk by the Oak 2016


More details of singer Cara Dillon’s exclusive set at this summer’s Folk by the Oak festival in Hatfield have been confirmed.

Cara Dillon will play Folk by the Oak 2016 at Hatfield House [Picture: Roger Sargent]Cara Dillon will play Folk by the Oak 2016 at Hatfield House [Picture: Roger Sargent]

The uplifting festival of folk’s finest acts returns to the grounds of Hatfield House on Sunday, July 24 – the day after the explosive Battle Proms picnic concert.

FBTO 2016’s main stage will feature performances by Afro Celt Sound System, Cara Dillon & Friends, Lau, False Lights, Sweet Liberties, Martin Simpson & Dom Flemons, and Emily Portman & The Coracle Band.

Exclusively curated by Cara for Folk by the Oak, Cara Dillon & Friends will bring together an all-star line-up of talented musicians, including old friends and new collaborations.

Already announced for this special performance is world renowned instrumentalist Mike McGoldrick.

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And joining the cast are Andy Irvine, one of the truly great Irish singers, and Kris Drever, Scotland’s foremost singer/songwriter.

A festival spokeswoman said: “These two highly-acclaimed artists are the latest confirmed to join Cara Dillon and Mike McGoldrick on stage for a set curated by Cara exclusively for Folk by the Oak.”

As well as the main stage acts, festival organisers have booked Calan, Lynched, Cardboard Fox, The Rheingans Sisters, Hertfordshire acoustic singer-songwriter Kelly Oliver and London Youth Folk Ensemble for the smaller Acorn Stage for emerging performers.

Adult tickets for the family friendly all-day festival currently cost £36.

The early bird price is available for tickets booked before Friday, April 1.

The regular price between April 1 and July 23 will then be £39.

Tickets will cost £44 on the day of the festival, subject to availability.

Children aged five to 15 pay £18 at all times, and the festival is free for youngsters aged four and under.

All under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is over 18 years old.

The early bird family offer – for two adults and two children – costs £100 if booked this month.

The family ticket will then cost £106 from April 1 to July 23.

This ticket will not available on the day of the festival.

* For more on the festival, visit Folk by the Oak’s website at

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