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The Gate To Southwell Festival

Photograph of the blog post author, Georgia Carter

Georgia Carter


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Do you live in Nottingham or close-by and are looking for a local festival as a music lover? Then the Gate To Southwell festival is just for you. It has everything from folk, acoustic and roots music from just about anywhere in the world. It is located in a beautiful spot just outside of Southwell. Music festivals can feel like a mini holiday, and when you are there, you are part of this exclusive little music bubble, just for those few days. Read on for all for more info. 

Gate To Southwell Festival

What Is The Gate To Southwell? 

The Gate To Southwell Festival is an annual music festival held in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, UK, featuring a diverse range of folk, roots, and acoustic music from around the world. 

Southwell is a small town in Nottinghamshire, England. It is known for its historic Minster, a large Anglican church that dates back to the 12th century. The town also has a number of other historic buildings, including the Archbishop’s Palace, the Saracen’s Head pub, and the Bramley Apple Centre. Southwell is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is a popular destination for walkers and cyclists.

When Is This Festival? 

This festival takes place from the 29th June 2pm to 2nd July 2023 11.45pm. So you better buy your tickets before they sell out. The location for the festival is in a beautiful lakeside setting at Kirklington. 

Gate To Southwell Festival 

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Here are just some of the acts that you can expect to see this year at the festival. 

The Kris Drever Band

The Kris Drever Band is a Scottish folk band led by singer-songwriter Kris Drever. They are known for their blend of traditional and contemporary folk music.

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London Afrobeat Collective

The London Afrobeat Collective is a musical group based in London that combines elements of Afrobeat, funk, and jazz to create their own unique sound.

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Raghu Dixit Project

The Raghu Dixit Project is an Indian folk-rock band led by the musician Raghu Dixit.

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For the full lineup, and whereby you can filter the artists day-by-day, you can follow this link


RNR Magazine says “excellent cast list…too many good performances to mention. It has become a great favourite” and “if you haven’t been already, try it”.

“Now in its eighth year, this is a unique music festival with a great community atmosphere and amazing singing. The MacMillan, ( 7 Last Words from the Cross) on the Wednesday night was astonishing. The singers from top choral groups form the Festival Chorus along with amazing musicians. These coupled with the acoustics in the Minster, make this an unforgettable few days of music making. There are also several fringe events, a children’s concert along with folk (this year Kathryn Tickell) and jazz (the Magpie Trio) to ensure there is music to suit a variety of tastes. Don’t miss it!!” Trip Advisor

“I loved this festival, such great music and a lovely community atmosphere. My favourite concert was the celebrity recital; outstanding music. Will definitely be returning next year with the family.” Trip Advisor

How To Buy Tickets To The Gate Of Southwell?

You are able to buy tickets to this festival using this link on the main website. 

Individual Tickets

  • Weekend Extra tickets, admitting you Thursday to Sunday
  • Weekend tickets, admitting you from Friday to Sunday
  • Camping tickets, which are now “per-person”
  • Campsite Vehicle tickets, for those with camping tickets
  • Day tickets, for a single day only (no camping). 

There are only Tier 3 tickets left now, which range from £74 – £344. So hurry before they have all gone! 

‘2023 marks the 16th Gate to Southwell Festival, taking place in early summer at our beautiful lakeland parkside setting in Kirklington, Notts; Over 4 days, with 50+ acts on 3 main stages; with on-site camping and glamping, fantastic music and the most friendly atmosphere you’ll find anywhere!’ GTSF Organisers

Conclusion – Gate To Southwell Festival 

That is all for today, but all you have to do now is buy a ticket and experience it for yourself. You will not regret it after having read those reviews. 

You can learn more about this festival on their website


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