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Rochester Sweeps Festival, International Festival of Folk Music and Dance

4th May - 6th May

Free
A group of people dressed in traditional maypole clothing, performing maypole dancing.

The Rochester Sweeps Festival, International Festival of Folk Music and Dance has become one of the largest May Day celebrations of its kind in the world.

For 3 days, historic Rochester is transformed into a riot of colour and sound with the best folk musicians and bands, with hundreds of Morris dancers from across the country clattering their clogs and clashing their sticks up and down the high street. The festival also hosts a dynamic programme of international dance groups and workshops.

Saturday offers the largest gathering of Morris dance groups performing throughout the high street. On Sunday the festival showcases Morris and international folk dance and music, and on Monday the festival celebrates the great May Day traditions with Jack in the Green Parade.

For further information visit our website.

Details

Start:
4th May
End:
6th May
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.medway.gov.uk/info/200773/rochester_sweeps_festival

Other

Genre
Music, Dance, Heritage, Craft, Community events
Audience
Adults, Children and family, Young people
Accessibility
Access to a Changing Places toilet
Location
Rochester