In consultation with Andy the Landlord, we have reluctantly decided to postpone this year’s Folk at the Boat until next year. It looks as though the line-up will be exactly the same, only the date will have been changed. We can’t tell you what that date is yet, for the very good reason that the pub is currently totally involved with the supply of “Meals for Medics”.
You can get involved, too: go to the Meals for Medics Facebook page to find out what stock they need and how to get it to them. If you can’t make it into Ipswich, then you can contribute to their fundraising appeal at https://www.gofundme.com/f/meals-for-medics
Well, we’ve really been pretty rubbish at keeping the website up to date, haven’t we? But we are still here, we had an excellent time at FATB 2019 (photos will happen at some point), and YES – we are planning for FATB 2020.
As I write, the Steamboat is, along with all other pubs, shut. However, we do have a date set for FATB – Sunday 7 June – and we will go ahead if the pub has been allowed to reopen by then.
We have a fantastic act lined up to headline: John Watterson, aka Fake Thackray. There are also some great local bands in support.
So do watch this space, and I promise that we’ll keep you informed as to whether or not FATB 2020 will be going ahead.
In the meantime – stay safe out there.
The final line-up is now on this year’s page. Please go to
2019: Folk at the Boat
The 2019 line-up is starting to take shape. Acts confirmed so far:
The Bounty Hounds
Shadows in the Shade
More to be announced!
The Gnome has noticed that we haven’t added any photographs for the last two years, and feels that this omission should be rectified. If you have photographs, please let us have copies.
… will take place on Saturday 15 June.
Acts will be announced as and when they are confirmed.
…to everyone who supported Folk at the Boat 2018, as performers, audience or both! And, of course, to Andy and the team at the Steamboat, without whom the event wouldn’t be possible.
We were lucky with the weather again (about ten drops of rain fell during Brooks Williams’s set and that was about it), and it was an excellent day all round.
Watch this space for details of FATB 2019!
You can find all the details on the Folk at the Boat 2018 page.
We look forward to seeing you!
Acts now confirmed for Folk at the Boat 2018:
Morris dancing with Maldon Greenjackets, Danegeld, Westrefelda and Haughley Hoofers
We’re getting into gear later than usual this year owing to various illnesses and other distractions, but we are now close to finalising the line-up for Folk at the Boat 2018, so keep watching this space and there will be announcements very soon!