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POSTPONED | Folk by the Oak


  • Date:
  • 19 July
  • Time:
  • 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    • Venue
    • Hatfield Park
  • Cost:
  • Ticket details coming soon


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19 July @ 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Folk by the Oak 2020 Postponed

It is with much sadness that we must announce that the 13th Folk by the Oak will be postponed until Sunday 18 July 2021.

Since 2008 you have joined us every year for our friendly little festival among the trees and, whilst it is with very heavy hearts that we bring you this news, we know that it is the right thing to do. We take our responsibility for our festival-goers, artists, crew, and wider community very seriously.

The safety of our incredible Folk by the Oak family has been put in doubt by the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak, and we have therefore taken the decision not to stage the festival in 2020.

We have such loyal and enthusiastic followers, and we know that you will all be as saddened by this announcement as we are. The summer really will be a lot less colourful without you, but we are already busy planning for 2021 and looking forward to welcoming you back for a much needed day of sublime music and festival fun.

Tickets: If you have booked tickets for this year’s festival we will contact you via email.

Your booking will automatically be carried over to Folk by the Oak on Sunday 18 July 2021, or full refunds are also available until 1 September 2020. Customers who wish to transfer to next year do not need to take any action now; you will automatically be sent new tickets in the autumn, and to show our gratitude we will enter you into our VIP prize draw! The charitable donation to Willow from your ticket purchase will also remain, and we will be passing this directly on to them.  If you have a booking with us and you have any questions please head to our Postponement FAQs page for answers to the most common queries.

Some good news…

We were very excited about our 2020 line-up, and are working hard to ensure that the programme will be replicated as far as possible in 2021. We are over the moon that headliner Seasick Steve and Folk by the Oak favourite Kate Rusby are already confirmed. Further details of the line-up will be announced as soon as we are able.

Finally, take good care of yourselves, look after each other, and we’ll see you next year.

Stay safe and well.

With very best wishes from

Adam, Caroline, Beth, Emma and the Folk by the Oak team


Original information

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.

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.


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


  • West Garden:
  • Open 10:30am - 5pm
  • Woodland Walks:
  • OPEN 10:00am - 5pm
  • Restaurant:
  • OPEN 10:00am - 3pm
  • Stable Yard:
  • OPEN
  • Hatfield House:
  • Closed for this season
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