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FolkEast 2017

SoapBox is proud to announce the full line-up for our annual Festival stage at FolkEast, Glemham Hall, Suffolk.

Three days of original live music, spoken word poetry and art. Daily open mic, special kids open mic on Sunday, art made from recyled materials, veggie food from DragonJaks, giant willow tunnel with tons of fairylights - all solar powered - with a proper campfire, a sceret woodland bar, art installations, games and so much more.

Friday 18th August 11:00am : Keith Sadler / Isaac Dalglish / Open Mic with Meg Burrows / Rosie Hiskey / Gillian McCoy / The Gillies / Kath Tait / SoapBox Poetry with Jess Kemp, Kaaren Whitney, Matt Annis, Hazel Thomas / Elly Tree / The Pancakes / Ben C Winn & The Panache / Eliza Shaddad (full band) / Late night unplugged session with tbc

Saturday 19th August 11:00am : Miniature Universe / Kayleigh'Rose / Mc2 / Papa Pout / Open Mic with the Punk Rock Granny / Maya Blu / Em Bea / Floorboy / Unfashionable Folk / Fran Wyburn / SoapBox Poetry with Andy Bennett, Barn-B, Jayd Green, Allanah Jo-Ann Peck / Of The Clay / Trés Pantalon / Bessie Turner (full band) / Late night unplugged session with Bex & Freda

Sunday 20th August 11:00am : Eastfolk Ukulele Club / Kids Open Mic with Lindsey Wyborn / Daria Kulesh / Open Mic with Jessamy Selwyn / Young Folk Moot with Tilly Moses / Jimmy Alrdridge & Sid Goldsmith / Will Pound & Eddie Jay / Performance Poetry hour with Apples & Snakes / Elephant in the Room / The Stookey Trio / Jack Pout (full band) / Late night unplugged session with Solana

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Tickets for FolkEast available a variety of ways, online, in person, day and weekend tickets. Full details online here

All run on the Solar Double Decker - powered by the sun.



Andy Bennett

SoapBox presents in Aldeburgh Saturday 5th November 2016 More >>


Eliza Shaddad

Born to Sudanese and Scottish parents, Eliza Shaddad is a descendent of a long line of artists and poets dating back to the 1800’s. More >>


Bessie Turner

I play nice songs with nice people and equally nice people seem to like it. It's pretty wicked. More >>


Elly Tree

EllY Tree: passionate, eminently danceable uke-led, original songs to make you think, laugh, dance and cry. More >>


Matt Annis

An emerging Suffolk poet, with a broad mixture of styles, ranging from introspective and emotive to quirky and humorous. More >>



Polyrhythmic folk More >>


Jayd Green

A poet that explores relationships through the theme of nature, with the occasional nervous joke. More >>


Bex and Freda

Bex writes quirky random songs about life, love, cider and idiots, and plays them on two ukuleles (one named Freda), accompanied by Jim on cajon and other percussion. More >>


Allanah Jo-Ann Peck

I get on stage and read words. More >>



Spoken word performer full of positive messages and motivation quotes. More >>


Ben C Winn & The Panache

Poetry, comedy and songs from a unique wordsmith More >>


Christine York 'The Punk Rock Granny'

Cheeky Couplets about the joys of the menopause with a bit of punk rock thrown in. More >>


Daria Kulesh

With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, "bold, exotic, impressive" Daria Kulesh is a rising star and a unique character on the UK folk scene. More >>


Elephant in the Room

Acoustic, proggy-folk trio with nice harmonies and stuff More >>



Homemade indie folk with fingerpicking guitar and poetic lyrics with a deep brooding voice. More >>


Fran Wyburn

Quirky, uplifting, story telling songs with heavenly harmonies and entrancing ginger picking guitar, delivered with charming personalities More >>


Gillian McCoy

I play a mix of originals and unusual covers accompanying myself on appalachian dulcimer, guitar and ukulele. More >>


Hazel Thomas

Writer, Producer, Intersectional Feminist and Social Justice Activist. Author of 'Love & Loss: Collected Poems' available via Amazon. More >>


Isaac Dalglish

Isaac Dalglish is a 14 year old Suffolk based solo folk/acoustic guitarist and singer under the tuition of Robert Castellani. More >>


Jack Pout

Folk/Blues influenced, long legged songwriter with ragtime inspired acoustic fingerpicking. More >>


Jess Kemp

Small town wannabe-wordsmith spilling words on life’s mundanities. Caught the poeting bug working with R1Xtra and The Roundhouse in 2015. More >>


Kaaren Whitney

Poet, poetry advocate, member of 4 poetry study groups, 5 open mics More >>


Kath Tait

Subversive singer/songwriter undermines the psychology of modern man with humorous, rebellious and philosophical songs. More >>



When I'm not writing songs and playing guitar I'm a waitress. More >>


Keith Sadler

Acoustic singer-songwiter and/or storyteller More >>


Maya Blu

16yr old new singer songwriter who plays tenor uke More >>



A three piece accoustic folk band playing gentle, melodic music to entertain. More >>


Miniature Universe

A mesmerising combination of violin and hang artfully blended by husband and wife, Blake and Rosie More >>


Of The Clay

We aim to maintain traditional songs that reflect the current context and to interpret them in our own way. More >>


Rosie Hiskey

My name is Rosie Hiskey and i am a young singer song writer. More >>


The Gillies

The Gillies are Susan Turner and Mark (Gilly) Evans, we are an Acoustic Folk / Americana influenced singer-songwriter duo. More >>


The Pancakes

I do the best I can More >>


The Stookey Trio

Traditional folk and ceilidh tunes: English, Irish, Scottish. Lively, fun and upbeat tunes with a few airs and waltzes. More >>


Trés Pantalon

Horn-led instrumental music full of ear tickling melodies and strange timings. More >>


Unfashionable Folk

Rhythmically driven dance tunes to get folk moving More >>