Friends of Folk Weekend

The FW tech teamFolk Weekend is a community festival that was started totally from scratch in 2012. Every single member of the organising committee is a volunteer, and we're working hard all year round to make sure we can keep bringing you the very best festival we possibly can. Ongoing support from our Friends is incredibly valuable to us in our fundraising efforts, and for that reason we give a 10% discount on any Friends package if you sign up to an annual subscription!

In the meantine we've put together some great packages for our Friends (well, we think they are anyway!); each package is valid for one year and you will of course get benefits in the shape of exciting goodies as well as the guaranteed warm fuzzy glow of satisfaction and pride in supporting Folk Weekend: Oxford, its principles and aims: your very own community festival.

Silver Level -- £23 for individuals, £45 for up to 5 family members

As a Silver Friend you will receive:
- An invitation to the Folk Weekend pre-festival reception
10% discount on any event tickets
- Your name in the festival programme
- The latest piece of coveted Folk Weekend merchandise
- Behind-the-scenes news and gossip from Folk Weekend HQ in our Friends newsletter

Gold Level -- £50 for individuals, £90 for a couple

As a Gold Friend, you'll get all the benefits of Silver, plus:
- We'll reserve a front row seat for you and a friend in up to three events of your choosing. (Must be booked in advance, tickets must be purchased for events)

Platinum Level -- £100 for individuals, £150 for a couple

As our extra-special Platinum Friend you'll get all the benefits of Silver and Gold, plus:
- A FW backstage tour with Festival Director Cat McGill
- A seat reserved for you and as many friends as you like in any event you like! (Must be booked in advance, all attendees must purchase tickets for the event)

That sounds brilliant! How do I sign up?

You will be able to sign up during the festival at our points of sale, or you can subscribe by clicking the relevant button below for an automatic renewal each year (meaning you never miss out of any of the exciting activities!) and a 10% discount.

In order to take advantage of the subscription discount you will need to sign up to a Paypal account.

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If you have any questions or want some more information please contact our Friends Co-ordinator Erica Saracino on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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