"Oh the summertime has come".. The NC can be seen and heard in these wonderful fields across the UK

If you like Folk Music and want to make sure that your choice of summer festival exploits are properly endorsed by the finest curatorship then these are the places to book your time off to visit. The Nest Collective is more than excited to be part of these incredible outfits of field based ceremonial celebrations. These Festivals in our mind do more than offer the opportunity to just binge on good times but offer a chance to go on journeys through music and discover worlds you may never have seen or heard. We book the best we know and bring our special concoction of the ancient and the modern combined.

We Work Summer Camp

August 18th-20th 2017

The Nest Collective is happy to team up with We Work for their annual summer festival-esque getaway where people gather from around the world to take a break from the hustle and enjoy the great outdoors. A fresh environment can only lead to fresh ideas...

The Sky Canopy Stage curated by The Nest Collective presents:


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Shambala 2017

August 24th-27th 2017

Shambala takes place across four days on the August Bank Holiday Weekend at a stunning secret location in the heart of the Northamptonshire
countryside. The Nest Collective was extremely pleased to offer a full weekend program of folk and world music on the Sankofa stage. In a program put together in collaboration with Shambala, the Nest presented a variety of beautiful and inspiring speakers and musicians.

Photos courtesy of George Harrison

Cambridge folk Festival

28th - 31st July

In many previous years, the Nest Collective will take over the Den at Cambridge folk festival on the Friday 29th July to present a very special lineup of the most exciting emerging artists on the UK folk scene. The Ceilidh Liberation Front will also be performing in the Den on Sunday 31st July.

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Port Elliot

29th - 31st July

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Port Elliot festival for the first time in 2016. On Friday 29th July The Nest Collective will be taking over the Bowling Green stage for an evening of family friendly folky entertainment that includes dancing workshops, singing workshops, and some very special appearances from some really exciting acts.

Sam Lee will also be performing at Port Eliot festival on Friday 29th, and the Ceilidh Liberation Front will be performing a mega ceilidh on the Bowling Green on Saturday 30th.

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Shambala Festival

25th - 28th August

The Nest Collective will be presenting a full weekend program of folk and world music on the Sankofa stage, with Europe's largest yurt providing the venue in 2016. In a program put together in collaboration with Shambala, expect a discerning selection of the most beautiful and inspiring acts, with a few old favourites and plenty of new gems to open your musical receptors for the year ahead.

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Festival No.6

1st - 4th September

Following the success of the inaugural Campfire stage in 2015, the Nest Collective returns to the fantantastical Port Merion for Festival No.6, with a bigger stage and an evermore exciting lineup. The Nest Collective stage is the opportunity get away from the bass and the drums of the late night entertainment, to ease your way into the wee hours with some of the finest folk and world music, featuring an increased Welsh presence for 2016.

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The Vault Festival

 27th Jan - 6th March

The Nest Collective once again delves underground to join forces with the Vault festival, London's leading contemporary theatre experience over six weeks in early 2016, house in the mythical Old Vic Tunnels under Waterloo station. Every Wednesday night we will present two acts for your musical delictation... and its all free!
Should you be keen for a raucous ceilidh dance, then come and join us for the CLF late show on 26th February.

Grinagog Festival

7th - 9th April

Escape with Grinagog into a land of music, dancing, art, mischief and perpetual grinning. Over one weekend in April, be the first to experience this new festival on the stunning South Devon coast.

Torquay will come together with Continental Drifts - the award-winning heart and soul of UK festival culture and some of the people who brought you Glastonbury's Shangri La and Caravanserrai Bestival - alongside over 200 bands, DJs and artists at indoor venues across the town and by the sea.

With a no mud guarantee, palm trees aplenty and adventures big and small; come be a grinner for a day or the whole weekend.

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