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Approximate schedule:
5:15pm Restaurants and bars open
6:30 Auditorium doors open
7:15pm BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

A selection of bars will be open after the performance

Mark Radcliffe and Julie Fowlis host the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – the annual ceremony that celebrates and rewards the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music.

Radio 2’s Folk Awards is one of the jewels in the network’s musical calendar, and is now in its 18th year. Alongside the announcement of the winners by an array of guest presenters, there will also be live performances from new and established artists including Al Stewart, Afro Celt Sound System and Billy Bragg.

The event will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and will be available online via the Radio 2 website. It will also be available to watch afterwards on the BBC iPlayer and the Red Button service.

Previous ceremonies have featured live performances from artists including James Taylor, Joan Baez, Guy Garvey, Laura Marling, Bellowhead, Yusuf Cat Stevens, The Unthanks, Rufus Wainwright and Joan Armatrading who was honoured last year with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Expect very special collaborations, and magical musical moments, from some of the most exciting artists in the folk world.