The Bradford on Avon Green Man Festival is a family friendly community event of traditional dance, music, song and folklore throughout the town. 

This year’s main festival day is Saturday 14th May 2022 but there will be various activities all through the preceding week and some dancing on Sunday 15th. Put the date in your diary, it will be our biggest and best event so far.

We are expecting at least 74 dance groups (about 6000 dancers and 160 musicians) so we think we are now the country’s largest such event*. Our 10′ giant Jack in the Green, accompanied by his troupe of musicians (the Ganderflankers) leads the day with dancing at 10 town centre locations, 2 samba bands, a mummers’ play, a Folk Club Stage, a choral and classical concert in Trinity Church, live music in pubs, a kids’ zone including a fun fair, an artisan market, community groups’ hub, a pagan arts and crafts market and more. Click on 2022 above for a preview and stay tuned to our social media to keep in touch. 

*  The biggest we can find are Rochester Sweeps with about 60 dance groups, Wimborne Folk festival with a total of about 60 groups over two days and Sherringham Potty Fest with about 43.

As the event grows it takes more and more organisation so we are looking for volunteers to keep the festival going. Helpers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the team. You can help before the event, on the day or both. Roles include organising parts of the event, booking performers, running the Welcome Tent, general stewarding, dancer liaison, selling programmes, market trader/community hub liaison, dance location stewarding and more.




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