Music Festival Photos | About
Welcome to Music Festival Photos, concert and festival photography by Alan Cole.

I supply stock images to various artists, bands (including official gig photographer for Bellowhead) and record companies for their own promotional use as well as magazines, festivals (several as official festival photographer) and websites, of which I am the house photographer for and UK Folk Music. This has included requests to cover Glastonbury festival for The Imagined Village, Womad for the Afro Celt Sound System and Bellowhead at the BBC Folk Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and Abbey Road for the recording of their third album. My work can also be found on several albums including the highly acclaimed second album 'Matachin' from Bellowhead and the 30th anniversary album from Oysterband 'The Oxford Girl & Other Stories' and 'Cecil Sharp Project' for Shrewsbury Folk Festival and EFDSS. Magazines include a front cover for 'EFDSS' and a two page (tweleve photo) spread for 'fRoots', a five photo Bellowhead article in 'Songlines' and six photo article for The Demon Barbers 'Time Gentlemen Please' in 'Animated' the community dance magazine. Internationally, my images have been used in 'Sing Out!' (United States) as well as press articles in Germany and Sweden.

New for 2011: Folk Festival Photos, supporting several of the major UK folk festivals. Oxford, Frome, Bristol, Priddy, Sidmouth, Shrewsbury and The Village Pump Festival.

Please remember all images are copyright and remain the property of Alan Cole / Music Festival Photos. They may not be reproduced, copied or used without written permission. Images on the website are watermarked for security. All purchased and downloaded images will have them removed.

For publishing rates and other enquiries I can be contacted at

Keeping track of the gigging and related projects of the members of the bright young British folk scene:
Folk Against Fascism:
UK Folk Festival listings:
All things Folk in the UK: