WATH FESTIVAL 2016


29 April - 2 May 2016



SHOW OF HANDS - EDWARD II - JOE TOPPING


THE WILLOWS - ROB HERON AND THE TEA PAD ORCHESTRA - THE CIARAN ALGAR BAND


MERRY HELL - HANNAH SANDERS - THE JAYWALKERS

& many more to follow



Tickets on sale from 1 December 2015

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL


Since 1972 Wath Festival has been all about great music, community spirit and having a good time.
Some of the biggest names in roots music have played at Wath including, Fairport Convention, Eddi Reader, Lau, Show of Hands, Adrian Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds, Chas n Dave, Dougie McLean, The Doonan Family Band, Eliza Carthy, Martyn Joseph, The Strawbs, Martin Carthy, Cara Dillon & many more.


Our unique tradition of Bunthrowing from the church tower on Saturday at noon, commenced at the bequest of local statesman Thomas Tuke in 1810, to distribute alms to the poor of Wath in the form of 40 dozen penny loaves.


We have a great variety of community events for all ages including:

  • Bunthrowing
  • Maypole dancing
  • Morris Sides
  • Sword rapping
  • Street theatre
  • Local artists and bands
  • Music and dance workshops
  • Childrens' activities
  • Stalls, Hog Roast, Coffee bar & outdoor bar
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Days

Every May day weekend Wath comes alive for 4 days of song, dance & community events.

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Venues

From Montgomery Hall to The Green & the Town Square there are plenty of free events for all ages as well as ticketed evening and afternoon concerts. Not to mention the legendary "Bun Throwing" from the Church roof top.

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artists

2015 was great but we think we can do better. We have some huge names signed up already for 2016 with many more diverse acts to follow.











Our Sponsors


A big thankyou to our sponsors.
We couldn't do it without them. Click to find out more.

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Info


We're always on the look out for volunteers. If you'd like to help out at the festival or just want more information please get in touch.

Artist Submissions

Artist submissions for 2015 are now closed. Please apply from October onwards for the 2016 festival.

Address

Wath Festival Organising Committee,
Flat 1 Parkcliff Farm,
Morthen Road,
Wickersley,
Rotherham,
S66 1EA

Phone

07982 658467

Email

wathfestival@gmail.com