Welbourn, Lincolnshire

The second BanterFest will be taking place in the beautiful historic village of Welbourn, which lies 13 miles South of the cathedral city of Lincoln and 15 minutes from the A1 at Newark. The village dates back to pre-Domesday times, boasts a medieval castle site, a lovely 12th-14th Century church, a friendly village pub, local shop and a duck pond!

Nearby walks take in the Viking Way, the Roman Ermine Street road and a surviving publicly accessible Knights Templar Tower along with serene rural countryside and, of course, the renowned Lincolnshire skies.

The hub of BanterFest will be at the Village Hall, a great venue with separate spaces for concerts/dances and for bar/sessions. Camping is on-site on the spacious, flat playing field adjacent to the hall with 24hr toilet and shower facilities available. The whole site and hall are fully accessible and there is wifi available.

More info about Camping here

Welbourn Village

What’s On?

We have hand selected some of the very finest artists from the folk world to perform for you, to make what we anticipate to be a truly special and memorable weekend.

The festival programme will begin on Friday evening with access to the site available from midday that day, so you can arrive and get settled in. There will be evening concerts, followed by a music session. Saturday and Sunday will feature further concerts, workshops, sessions and ceilidhs, with the festival closing at teatime on Sunday.

View the full line-up of artists here

View and download the full programme here

There will be food and a bar available on site and also local shops, pubs and takeaways nearby for all your needs. You can find more information on local amenities on our FAQ/Info page here