Wildfire Folk Music Cafe at L2F

Following on from the success of previous years, the popular Wildfire Folk Music Cafe at L2F will be open to the public on Saturday downstairs in the Guildhall Room. Read more….

Out and About the City Centre

Cheer on the procession of Heritage and Community Groups on Saturday morning as it winds its way from the Cathedral, through the Market Square and along to Bird Street.

Heritage Dance Groups

Following on from the procession the dance groups will perform around the city centre, gather round and cheer them on  as they demonstrate a variety of heritage dance styles.


Fringe venues

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 or The Guildroom (Venue TBC)

Sunday 21st October

6.10 pm Ar Faoued – At the George IV Pub or The Guildroom (Venue TBC)

Free entry to Fringe Events

Festival Musical Programme

We open the Festival on Friday evening at Lichfield Cathedral

On 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. 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