Ilfracombe Holiday Park hosts a mouth-watering line-up of artists this October

Catch Fairport Convention in Ilfracombe this October 2017.Catch Fairport Convention in Ilfracombe this October 2017.

Two legendary folk bands will be coming to Ilfracombe this October.

Lindisfarne and Fairport Convention will be headlining the Ilfracombe Folk, Roots & World Music Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 20-22.

The two iconic acts will be joined at Ilfracombe Holiday Park by Friday headliner Jacqui McShee's Pentangle, plus a mouth-watering line-up from across the genre.

Hosted by Solid Entertainments, the festival features 15 very different acts, who possess legions of fans in their own right.

The highly regarded Wille & the Bandits will be joined by Papillon, Folklaw, Gilmore & Roberts, Said The Maiden and enduring performer Richard Digance, to name just a very few.

Organiser John Brown said: "When artists of this calibre get together, festival goers can expect to see top class live performances and hear a range of incredible sounds, with sets that incorporate a creative mix of original new material and a few classic numbers that many will remember."

Fairport Convention played their first concert in 1967 and are still one of the busiest bands around, with a Radio Two Folk Awards lifetime achievement award and 'best folk album ever' award by the station's listeners.

Meanwhile, Lindisfarne, the unforgettable 70s folk-rock pioneers are returning to form with a classic six-piece line up of long-time members, fronted by original founder-member Rod Clement.

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