Festival Directions & Accommodation Info

The festival is held in Todmorden, along the valley from Hebden Bridge:


The two Bals, the Sunday session and some workshops (see details and timetable) will be held at the fabulous Todmorden Town Hall OL14 5AQ which had its acoustics vastly improved with the addition of soft panels. 

The Festival is also very happy to use a new community venue at the heart of Todmorden centre and a stone throw from the Town Hall: Tod College now run by a community group which is working to create a space/hub for the benefit of the people of Todmorden and community groups.


There are plenty of Airbnb, hotels and pubs in Todmorden.

Contact the Tourist Information for help. https://www.visittodmorden.co.uk/

We have also booked the whole of Mankinholes Youth Hostel (OL14 6HR) for our Festival’s participants. Please email Yannick (mailto:yannickmd@gmail.com) to reserve your bed, but hurry the places are going fast. Bed in a shared room will cost about £20 per person per night. Please make yourself aware of the location of the hostel before booking- it is 2 miles from Todmorden but in an amazing location!

Camper vans: We have negotiated space at the Riverside Centre – a sports and leisure facility 3 miles from the town centre. They are offering an ad hoc overflow amenity option to support the festival. The facilities are not specifically designed or equipped for camper van stays etc. So this is just a park up facility only. NO FACILITIES ON SITE. The fees are just 12.50 per night. (including all day Saturday id required)
To book a pitch contact Stephen info@ucvr.org.uk

Food and drink

There are plenty of quirky cafés, pubs and restaurants in Todmorden.

At the Bals, Isabelle, our favourite Breton crêpière will be making and serving delicious sweet crêpes and savoury galettes from her native Brittany. Check out her Facebook page The Mobile Creperie.

There will be a full bar at the Bals, so we are asking you to please support it. 

On Sunday, we have a feast with food brought by everyone for the shared buffet of the Grand Music and Dance session. Please bring a contribution if you are attending.