Fringe Events

Arts and Heritage Procession

Saturday 20 October, 11.00am start at Lichfield Cathedral

Representatives of the myriad of art activities and heritage destinations in Lichfield District process through the city centre to showcase the fantastic heritage of the City.  Accompanied by music and dance from around the region the costumed procession is a great spectacle and a photographer’s delight!

Starting at the Cathedral it makes its way down Dam Street through the market Square and onto the Brewhouse and Kitchen pub.  Bring your smiles and your camera!

L2F Dancing in the City!

10.15am outside the Cathedral and then throughout the city centre 11.30am-3.00pm

Many traditions of the British Isles, past and present, are represented in a fantastic display of dance and mummery!  Great spectacle!  Great fun!

L2F Wildfire Cafe Stage

The popular local group Wildfire Folk will host the Cafe Stage at L2F. It will be open to the public on Saturday downstairs in the Guildhall Room. Read more….

Free sessions

Saturday 20th October

3.15 pm Folk Jamming Session (open house everyone invited) – At the Brewhouse and Kitchen Pub

6.10 pm The Katies – At the George IV Pub

Sunday 21st October

6.10 pm Ar Faoued – At the George IV Pub

Free entry to Fringe Events

Festival Musical Programme

We open the Festival on Friday evening at Lichfield Cathedral

Saturday and Sunday the musical venue is at The Guildhall

And this year we have some free musical Fringe Events with thanks to The Brewhouse and Kitchen who are supporting L2F for a second year and also at the George IV Pub. See the side panel for more information about these Fringe Events.

Select the day below and click on the Artists for further information…. For the full Festival Running Order scroll to the bottom of each page.

Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys




Venue – Lichfield Cathedral

7.30 pm – Megson
8.55 pm – Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys

Saturday 20 Oct 2018 – Guildhall running order:

Artists currently confirmed for Saturday are:

Saturday Afternoon

Dark Horses


The Hut People


The Katies




Straw Horses


Lefty Chris


Saturday Evening

Afternoon at the Guildhall:

12.00 pm – Daisybell
12.35 pm – Lefty Chris
1.10 pm – Crooked Bawbies
2.00 pm – Dark Horses (Flossie Malavialle/Keith Donnelly)
3.10 pm – Straw Horses
4.00 pm – Gathering Tides
5.00 pm – The Hut People

Evening at the Guildhall:

7.00 pm – Chris Elliot and Caitlin Jones
7.50 pm – The Trials of Cato
9.00 pm – The Mighty Doonans

Sunday 21st October – Guildhall running order

Sunday Afternoon

Sunday Evening



Sunday 21 Oct 2018 – running order:

Afternoon at the Guildhall

12.00 pm – Mitre’s Well
12.50 pm – L2F Songwriting Competition Final
2.00 pm – Ar Faoued
2.40 pm – Songwriting Competition Declaration of Winners
3.20 pm – Blair Dunlop
4.15 pm – Alden, Patterson and Dashwood
5.15 pm – Ninebarrow

Evening at the Guildhall

7.00 pm – Granny’s Attic
8.30 pm – Banter