Two more added to Folk by the Oak 2017 line-up set for Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 17:21 03 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:11 08 February 2017

Folk by the Oak

Folk by the Oak


Organisers have announced two more acts playing a summer music festival taking place in Hatfield.

Folk by the Oak 2017 promoters have confirmed that indie-folk phenomenon This is the Kit will play the Main Stage at Hatfield House on Sunday, July 16, with The Hut People joining the smaller Acorn Stage line-up.

They join the likes of Levellers, Kate Rusby, Eric Bibb, Show of Hands and Shake the Chains at the festival’s 10th showcase in the grounds of the Hertfordshire stately home.

This is the Kit is the much-beloved music project of singer, guitar player, banjo plucker, trumpeter and percussionist Kate Stables.

She brings together a cast of carefully hand-picked friends to create the multi-textured This is the Kit.

“The aim is to have fun playing with people whose work I really like,” said Kate, who hails from Winchester and is currently based in Paris.

“The more you exchange and share with people the better things get and the more you learn.”

The Hut People – Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond – are probably the most unexpected, quirky and unique act on the UK folk scene today.

They posted on Facebook said: “Delighted to announce we’ll be appearing at Folk by the Oak this year - Sunday 16th July.

Folk by the Oak fireworks at Hatfield House [Picture:]Folk by the Oak fireworks at Hatfield House [Picture:]

“We’ve heard so many nice things about this festival and can’t wait to play there!”

Adult tickets for Folk by the Oak cost £36.50 until midnight March 31, 2017.

They then cost £39.50 from April 1 until midnight July 15, 2017, and are £45 on the day of the festival (subject to availability).

Children aged five to 15 pay £18 at all times, and youngsters aged four and under are free and do not require a ticket.

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

The advance family price for two adults and two children is £101 until midnight March 31.

The regular price from April 1 is £107.

Family tickets are not available on the day of the festival.

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