Barking Folk Festival

Abbey Green

3 June 2022

Barking Folk FestivalDue to the government’s advice, this event has been cancelled for this year and will return in 2022.

The Barking Folk Festival is one of the key events in our Summer of festivals’ programme.

A weekend family festival celebrating the best in English and World folk music and dance plus poetry, street theatre, art and family fun!

Saturday’s programme in the Abbey Ruins explores ‘Rebels in the Ruins’ and Sunday’s programme is dedicated to World Folk Music.

Activities include:

  • live music
  • crafts and carnival workshops
  • crafts and stalls
  • street theatre
  • circus shows
  • delicious street food

Festival locations include:

Gathering on the Green – 11am to 4pm

Abbey Ruins Live – 3pm to 9.30pm

Abbey Green is an area of parkland next to Barking Town Centre. It is named after Barking Abbey, which was once one of England’s wealthiest and most important religious institutions, founded in 666 AD. The remains of it can still be found near Abbey Road.