Journal : First SoapBox artists announced for Folk East


It is with great pleasure we announce the first group of artists to be booked on the SoapBox stage at Folk East. We may be the smallest stage onsite but we pack a big punch, just like the fantastic artists we have asked to come play with us.

We are also pleased to be holding ‘Words & Verses’ everyday at 7pm on the SoapBox stage. That’s a massive 1 ½ hours of spoken word, comedy, story telling and more, from some of our favourite wordsmiths. Expect literary linguistics, side-splitting giggles and words to feed your heart, soul and mind.

A new addition to the festival will be the ‘SoapBox Introducing’ hour held everyday at 4pm, bringing the brightest young folk & acoustic musicians to the Festival. Come see the future stars of folk! If you are a wicked musician and under 21 (or want to tell me about someone who is) please get in touch

Music… Koi Paraga Port Isla // Heart of a Dog // Milly Hirst – Special Supergroup collaboration!! Floorboy Holly and The Doll Robert Castellani Jack Pout & The Dirt Level

Words & Verses… Justine De Mierre Rowan James Some Kind of Poetry Thing

SoapBox Introducing… Tilly Dalglish Ollie Rudge Freya Roy Lewis Mokler

Loads more wonderful original music, spoken word & comedy to be announced next week. Thank you to everyone who has applied to play on the SoapBox stage. If you haven’t heard from me don’t panic just yet, there’s still room for a fair few more of you wonderfully talented people on our lovely stage. Do get in touch again if you are keen to play, I get a lot of emails so do bug me, I don’t mind, in fact I encourage it. Lots of boxy love, Amy xxx