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Dear Festival Friend,

 It is with deep regret that the Board has taken the decision to cancel the Cleckheaton Folk Festival for 2023.


Unfortunately, our main venue, The Town Hall, which is in need of remedial work to the ceiling above the stage area, has been deemed unsafe by Kirklees Council for us to hold our usual Festival events in that space.

With the absence of any other suitable venue, the Festival Board has taken the decision to cancel the event altogether.

All ticket holders will be refunded and we apologise for any inconvenience caused to our visitors, suppliers, artists, sound engineers, dancers, performers and stewards. 

We’re sorry it has come to this, believe me, we have done our utmost to find a remedy to the situation, but as there are no suitable alternative premises, we have no other option.


If you have any feedback please send it to 

Kind regards and regrets 

on behalf of The Festival Board 

Dave Minich

Festival Director

Cleckheaton Folk Festival 

Tel: 01274 879761

Mob: 07929 134556

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