Although it is not happening until October, Lichfield Arts are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for L2F 2019. Happening between Friday October 18th and Sunday 20th, the festival takes place at Lichfield Garrick, Lichfield Guildhall, Samuel Johnson’s Birthplace Museum, various venues, and on the streets of Lichfield.

Now in its sixth year, L2F has become a landmark event in the folk calendar for South Staffordshire, hosting nationally well known names, and local acts. L2F festival has a rich pedigree and tradition of offering the finest music and entertainment at very competitive prices.

This year will see a co-production with the Lichfield Garrick, who will be showcasing the talents and sterling musicianship of the epoch changing folk-rock band Home Service. This is a grand reunion, featuring both John Tams and John Kirkpatrick, and is an ideal way to start the festival, and a very rare opportunity to see this line-up.

Throughout the weekend, other performers will include Merry Hell, Rachel McShane and the Cartographers, The Lucy Ward band, Anthony John Clarke, Bella, Polly and the Magpies, Ranagri, and numerous local performers. With a series of workshops, talks and lectures planned, song-writing and art competitions and the now traditional and ever-increasing folk procession there is something for everyone.

A Spokesman said ‘We are proud of the heritage that L2F has, providing hundreds of people, both local and from much further away with quality music and entertainment, much of it, like the dance displays and street processions, for free.

This year will see our first co-production with the Garrick, in presenting the critically acclaimed Home Service, and the rest of the weekend has something special for music fans. With workshops, talks and lectures, the festival looks at the folk tradition in all of its forms. If you are a staunch folky, or willing to learning something new L2F is the ideal festival for you, and we look forward to keeping you entertained in October’.

Earlybird full weekend tickets of £47 are now available. For full details and to book tickets visit www.l2f.co.uk