The Moira Furnace Folk Festival set in the heart of the National Forest takes place at Moira Furnace located on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border, one of the most picturesque settings in the industrial midlands.
Events take place on the green site of Moira Furnace as well as the Miners Welfare a few hundred metres from the main site. Sing arounds and Sessions take place at local pubs some 10 minutes walk from the main site, with a Grand Opening Ceilidh on Friday Night. Plus a Ceilidh on Saturday Night in the Miners Welfare.
There will be open air concerts all weekend, with cover from rain, as well as Ashby Folk Club in the Furnace Room. Children's Entertainment, also Real Ale and a variety of trade stalls selling food and items. A wide variety of Morris dancing can be seen as well as Civil War Re-enactments. Local camping is available and free car parking close at hand.
There are tractor rides to various locations at the Festival as well as canal boat rides with musical entertainment on the picturesque Ashby Canal.
The festival features some well known and talented main acts, plus local and national, up and coming artists.
The line up features Blackbeards Tea Party, Other Roads, Lucy Ward, Something Nasty In The Woodshed, Kieran Halpin, The Jaywalkers, Wendy Arrowsmith, Fake Thackray, Zoe Mulford, Barlow Cree, Anna Shannon, Kim Lowings and the Greenwood, Sunjay Brayne, Will Morgan, Greg Russell, Two Coats Colder, Pamela Ward & Paul Cherrington, Graham Collins, The Jays, Kate Akers & Andy Fincham, Trevor & June Appleton Alterego, Garry Stacey, Steve Jackson and Dragonhead.