THE Floral Pavilion in New Brighton is to launch a new weekend-long folk festival later this year.

Folk on the Coast is set to take place from Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15 and is promising "an eclectic mix of intimate shows with pioneers of the genre as well as tomorrow’s rising stars."

The first wave of artists has been announced and includes Martin Carthy, Martin Simpson, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Martyn Joseph and Jackie Oates and John Spiers.

Also announced are Jon Wilks, Mikey Kenney, Gilmore & Roberts, Joe Topping, James Delarre & Saul Rose and Jack Rutter.

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In addition to the music line-up, Folk on the Coast will feature workshops, exhibitions, fringe and VIP events. The festival will utilise the Floral Pavilion’s multiple performance spaces to provide a dynamic and immersive experience for attendees.

The First Release VIP Weekend Pass is on sale now. It is priced at £115.00 and not only grants access to the festival but offers 10% discount on food and drink purchases plus priority booking for workshops and meet and greet events.

Floral Pavilion’s Venue Manager, Pauline Campbell, said “We are so excited to see the venue come alive with folk music.

"We’re proud to launch a festival that celebrates the genre and provides a welcome and immersive space. With a beautiful coastal backdrop and world-
renowned artists, it is going to be a weekend to remember.”

For more information about Folk on the Coast and to book tickets, please visit