Taking Part

WHFF is a small, intimate, relaxed festival where there is an emphasis on creating an inclusive atmosphere and encouraging everyone to play a part in the weekend’s events. There is plenty of opportunity to sing, play or tell a story with singarounds and music sessions every day, sometimes set around a particular theme


Welcome to the White Horse Folk Festival website. Taking place in Grove, near Wantage in rural Oxfordshire. WHFF is a small, friendly festival for folk fans who enjoy making new friends. It has been described as just like a weekend-long party - and that’s just how we like it!!

How it all started

The White Horse Folk Festival has been running since 1997. Following the end of an era with the closure of the Stanford in the Vale Folk Festival in 1995 we succumbed to public pressure and started a new event which takes place in Grove, near Wantage, Oxfordshire

Festival Guests

Festival guests are encouraged to be part of the general goings-on over the weekend and will host workshops, mini-concerts or give special presentations as well as performing in the Saturday evening concert in Grove Village Hall.


Local dance sides add colour and variety on the Saturday, dancing out or runningworkshops during the day, finishing up at the Bell PH in Grove. Then on Saturdayevening in The Old Mill Hall, Grove, WHFF joins forces with White Horse Ceilidhs for a stomping English Ceilidh. Energetic and lively, the White Horse Ceilidhs have gained a reputation for lively, energetic dances which guarantee to have everyone dancing their socks off!!!


GLAD TO SAY that White Horse Folk Festival lives on!! Elaine & Jeff Gillett and Jacqui & Brian Ross have volunteered to take over the running of the festival. Kate will be staying involved but they will be doing all the heavy lifting. If you want to contact WHFF try our facebook page.


Our Artist Line-up is now available for 2019 - and a very exciting mix it looks to be!