• Youtube
  • LinkedIn
  • Google Plus
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Loading Events

Folk by the Oak


  • Date:
  • 15 July
  • Time:
  • 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    • Venue
    • Hatfield Park
  • Cost:
  • Adult
    £33.50 Early Bird price until midnight 31 Jan 2018

    £37.00 Advance price from 1 Feb until midnight 31 March 2018

    £39.95 Regular price from 1 April until midnight 14 July 2018

    £45.00 on day of festival (subject to availability)

    Child aged 5 to 15: £18.00 at all times (children aged 4 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


Share This Event
Folk by the oak
15 July @ 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

A festival of folk’s finest acts gathered in beautiful leafy parkland for one uplifting summer day of music

Folk by the Oak’s ‘line-up of headliners’ has gained a reputation as a unique opportunity to experience a collection of exceptional live folk and acoustic artists in one memorable day. From the intimacy of the Acorn Stage to the open-air festival buzz of the Main Stage, Folk by the Oak will bring you award-winning musicians alongside inspiring new talent.

It’s all the fun of a festival without the need to camp, particularly convenient for families with young children, especially when you take into consideration the dedicated family area with storytellers, folk dancers, circus performers and more. Bring a picnic and a drink, or experience the variety of culinary delights available on site!

In the last 10 years the Folk by the Oak team had developed a reputation for bringing together a truly memorable ‘line-up of headliners’, with exceptional wall to wall music across our 2 stages.

The Folk by the Oak 2018  Line-up so far:

  • Amy Macdonald
  • Billy Bragg
  • Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
  • The Young’uns
  • Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys 
  • CC Smugglers

Here is a little video of what you can expect… Folk by the Oak

All ticket are issued by JSL Productions, all ticket enquiries will need to be directed to them, contact details can be found here

The festival parking and entrance is clearly signposted from all major routes into Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Please use postcode AL9 5NQ for Sat Navs then look out for temporary yellow event signage as you approach the venue.

Traffic from the A1(M) should come off at Junction 4 and follow yellow concert signage through the Hill End Gate (AL9 5PG) via the A414 dual carriageway.

Traffic from A414 dual carriageway will be directed through the Hill End Gate (AL9 5PG).

Traffic coming from the North (from Welwyn Garden City) through Hatfield will be directed through the North Lodge (AL9 5LZ).

Traffic coming up from Potters Bar through Hatfield will be directed through Georges Gate (AL9 5HX)



Plenty of free parking is provided on site, including disabled parking. Car parks are open from 10:30am, with gates opening to the festival arena at 12 noon. No overnight parking is permitted

Please advise Taxis (and other other vehicles making a drop-off or pick up) to follow the Taxi signage. Taxis need to be back on site for pick-up by 10:15pm.

The pedestrian entrance to Hatfield Park is opposite Hatfield railway station. The fast train from Kings Cross to Hatfield takes 20 minutes. There are London Underground links with this mainline at Finsbury Park (Piccadilly and Victoria lines).

Local bus services regularly drop off at Hatfield railway station.


Why not stay on the estate at our recently opened boutique guesthouse, Lawn House is just a 15 minute walk from the event site. For enquiries or to book your room please contact enquiries@lawn-house.com or 01707 287 026

Quote Ref ‘FO3‘ to receive a preferential rate! All rates are subject to availability, include VAT and full English breakfast.

For enquiries with regards to holding a catering or trading stall at Folk by the Oak please email traders@folkbytheoak.com

For further FAQ’s please click here or alternatively contact info@folkbytheoak.com or call 01432 355416



  • Hatfield House:
  • OPEN
  • West Garden:
  • OPEN
  • East Garden:
  • Restaurant:
  • OPEN
  • Stable Yard:
  • OPEN
  • Hatfield Park Farm:
  • OPEN

Latest News

Queen Elizabeth I’s long-lost skirt found on a church altar in Herefordshire. - Hatfield House

Queen Elizabeth I’s long-lost skirt found on a church altar in Herefordshire.

For hundreds of years an altar cloth has been overlooked in a Herefordshire parish church…. This cloth...