Festival Base

King Edward School and Leisure Centre (KES and KELC)    WS14 9DE

Please delay arrival until after 17.00 on Friday, to avoid exiting traffic.


How to find us

From Lichfield centre: Cross Birmingham Road (A5127) follow A51/Upper                       

St. John Street (signposted Tamworth), pass under railway bridge and after half                            

a mile take second turning on left, ie 100 metres before traffic lights at                                        

junction with A5206.  There will be Folk direction signs in place just before                                

turn off point.  After turning left veer left/straight ahead into Kings Hill Road                              

and drive onto festival site.  KELC, which has its own car park, is the first                              

building on the right.

From A38 Lichfield South direction:

drive along A5206 to traffic lights at Shell Garage.  Go through lights towards Lichfield centre on A51/Upper St John Street,

after 50 metres look for Folk direction sign then take first right and follow directions above.

From Tamworth on A51:

As you drive into Lichfield, go through first set of  traffic lights by Shell Garage, veer right into Upper St. John Street and take  

first right, as described above.


Site traffic

Stewards will be on duty to direct all caravans and campervans to their pitches.  Please follow their instructions, and pitch up before registering.


Site Layout

See diagrams in programme.


Camping and Caravanning

Limited numbers of pitches available at site.  Must be pre booked  with Season tickets.  See separate web page for details.


Hot and cold Meals

at reasonable prices: Served in KES Dining Annex from Friday evening and throughout the week end.  See programme for details.


Walking between KES and KELC

Please note that the pavement along Kings Hill Road is uneven in places and should be walked with care.  After dark a torch is recommended.



There are overlaps between sessions to ensure that, especially at peak times, there is continuous activity.  Timetabling is always a delicate balance

and the overlaps are designed to give the best choice to the maximum number of dancers.  We welcome feed back, however, so please keep sending in your comments.


Music Workshops

Prospective musicians can contact Maggie Kaye on margaretkaye@blueyonder.co.uk for music for the Tea Dance


Worshipping Folk

Chaplain to the Festival with the Silver Trees Band in the Sports Centre First Floor.

We worship God together with dance, song and prayer at the special service designed for the Festival.  Each year there is a different theme for the service.  Sunday morning in the Activity Room at KELC.  See programme for times.



Cash Machine

The nearest cash machine is at the Shell Garage, at the junction of London Rd and Tamworth Rd.


Useful Phone Numbers

Police: 0845 330 2010

SAMUEL JOHNSON HOSPITAL: (01543) 412900 (or 999) on Trent Valley Rd

24 hour taxi service by City Cars 01543 255440 or 254999