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
Bird in the Belly
Hannah Saunders and Ben Savage
Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
Blair Dunlop
The Wilsons
Dan Walsh Trio
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita
Rachael McShane and the Cartographers
Billy Bragg

…more will be announced in the coming weeks!

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This Is The Kit

Melrose Quartet

Blair Dunlop