The Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival (IVFDF) is the longest running folk festival in the United Kingdom. It differs from most other festivals in two respects: it moves location every year, and it is hosted and organised by student folk societies. However it attracts ex-students and folk music enthusiasts, who descend on the host university for a weekend of music, dance, song and sleep deprivation. The festival is always run in either the last weekend in February or the first weekend in March; the festival at Exeter University in 2009 was attended by around 1169 different ticket holders — one of the most of any IVFDF up to that time (the previous record was just over 1000 attendees at the IVFDF in Manchester in 1986).

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  • The Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival (IVFDF) is the longest running folk festival in the United Kingdom. It differs from most other festivals in two respects: it moves location every year, and it is hosted and organised by student folk societies. However it attracts ex-students and folk music enthusiasts, who descend on the host university for a weekend of music, dance, song and sleep deprivation. The festival is always run in either the last weekend in February or the first weekend in March; the festival at Exeter University in 2009 was attended by around 1169 different ticket holders — one of the most of any IVFDF up to that time (the previous record was just over 1000 attendees at the IVFDF in Manchester in 1986). The festival is scheduled to be held in Nottingham in 2020. It was announced at Edinburgh 2019 that Bristol would host the 2021 festival, though unusually the festival will be held in Glastonbury rather than Bristol. (en)
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  • The Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival (IVFDF) is the longest running folk festival in the United Kingdom. It differs from most other festivals in two respects: it moves location every year, and it is hosted and organised by student folk societies. However it attracts ex-students and folk music enthusiasts, who descend on the host university for a weekend of music, dance, song and sleep deprivation. The festival is always run in either the last weekend in February or the first weekend in March; the festival at Exeter University in 2009 was attended by around 1169 different ticket holders — one of the most of any IVFDF up to that time (the previous record was just over 1000 attendees at the IVFDF in Manchester in 1986). (en)
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  • Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival (en)
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