Live performances

Most of the live performances at English Folk Expo are presented by Manchester Folk Festival, a festival of export-ready English folk, roots and acoustic music.  All delegates have access to relevant Manchester Folk Festival programme as well as additional delegate-only showcases and receptions.

Artist announcements are made via this website from March – July each year, with artist applications closing at the end of February.

Around 40 artist showcases take place during EFEx each year, in venues from 80-2,500 capacity.

In 2018, showcasing artists include:
This is the Kit
Alice Jones
Melrose Quartet
The Askew Sisters
Will Varley
Skinny Lister
Beans on Toast
tunng
Bird in the Belly
Lindisfarne
Hannah Saunders and Ben Savage
9Bach
Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
Blair Dunlop
The Wilsons
Dan Walsh Trio
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita
Rachael McShane and the Cartographers
Billy Bragg
Coven
Alaw
Duotone

…more will be announced in the coming weeks!

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This Is The Kit

Melrose Quartet

Blair Dunlop

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