Newark 2018

Second year's exciting festival experience on the banks of the River Trent

Newark Traditions Festival

20th – 22nd July 2018

We now have a  programme in place but expect more to come - check out on our 'Events' page!

Three rapper teams will tour the pubs on Friday night

Dancing in the town with even more venues than before.

All this, not to mention the campsite with the most superlative view of any UK festival!

Based in the beautiful and historic market town of Newark in Nottinghamshire, this new festival incorporates many aspects of the cultural heritage that make the East Midlands such a special place to visit. The town, with its castle and iconic market place lies on the River Trent, one of Englands longest and most important waterways.

The festival, enjoyed its first year in 2017 showcasing traditional dance, music sessions, song sessions and local folk plays in some of the towns historic pubs together with historic re-enactment and the excellent market . Visitors to the event in 2018 can expect a weekend of living heritage in a truly unique setting and will take away memories of a special place at a special time.

Our sponsors and supporters:

Newark Town Council;


Hallamshire Traditions

Contact us:

Traditional Dance

Heritage Venues

Historical Setting

Local Customs