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L2F Songwriting Competition

The 2018 L2F Songwriting Competition

Lichfield Arts is proud to repeat the Songwriting competition again for the 2018 festival after the success of the 2017 competition. The Entry date has now passed and we look forward to seeing the Short Listed entries being performed and judged at the Festival on Sunday 21st October.  Click HERE for more information..

L2F Art Competition

This year heralds the second L2F Art Competition, kindly sponsored by Dame Oliver’s of Lichfield.

It is an exciting opportunity for Artists, using any 2D media (painting, drawing, photography, textiles, mixed media, etc), to showcase their work and win a cash prize.

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L2F Special Offer…


Staying overnight or for the weekend? We have negotiated a special rate with the newly refurbished Cathedral Hotel in Lichfield ( 62 Beacon Street, WS13 7AR. 01543 414500)

They are able to offer anyone who is attending the Festival of Folk a reduced room rate of £68.00 per room per night to include Full English breakfast for a twin or double room.

For anyone who would like to reserve a room if they can quote the Festival of Folk when they call to reserve their room that would be great, they would need to provide the hotel with credit card details to secure their booking.

Date for Your Diary…

L2F will be back next year 18-20 October 2019. Look out for news coming soon!

Thanks to…

All our sponsors, venue providers, advertisers, supporters and most importantly YOU, our guests and visitors.

Special mention to: Lichfield BID; Backyard Brewhouse; Neon Studios; Tunley Steel; Dame Olivers; Lichfield Cathedral; Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum; Brewhouse and Kitchen; The George IV ; The Duke of York; Cathedral Hotel and the Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers.

Thanks to the wonderful festival team and all our very hard working volunteers.

The programme is correct at the time of going to press but may be subject to change at short notice


Lichfield Festival of Folk 2018

The Lichfield Festival of Folk, otherwise known as L2F, is an annual event from Lichfield Arts and held mainly in the historic Lichfield Guildhall and its environs. Its aim is to provide the opportunity to appreciate the very best in Folk Music in a friendly and welcoming environment. It is inclusive and inspirational, allowing people to participate in folk-related activities and to encourage local arts and heritage organisations to celebrate with the community at large the traditions of the British Isles.

Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys






Dark Horses


The Hut People


The Katies


Blair Dunlop






Mitre’s Well


Ar Faoued


Straw Horses


Lefty Chris