A warm, budget-friendly Scandi and International folk weekend in the Peaks, where everyone pitches in to help
1st-3rd November 2024
Skint is above all a dance festival. We revel in all forms of dancing from
around the world but have a special love for Scandinavian and French. Whether
it's a twirly polska, a slinky mazurka, or a flowing contra, we have them
all. We teach the dances during the day and then dance until we drop in the
What would dancing be without music? At Skint we aim to have 100% live music
all the time and all our live musicians are volunteers - We're here for the
love of the music and the dance. Our evening bals have a variety of groups
and scratch bands with everyone joining in. There are music workshops and
informal sessions throughout the day.
The meals of Skint are one of the highlights of the festival. It's a time
when almost the entire festival is in one room, sharing one meal, and enjoying
the company. The food itself is consistently amazing, having been prepared
by festival-goers themselves. Just make sure you grab the midnight snack
before it goes!
Games and silliness
Skint is not above some little silliness. We enjoy breaking the ice with
some form of game on the first night. And the games, and silliness, tend
to creep across the entire festival. Whether it's trolls chasing wizards,
passing round the boot, or simply singing silly songs, we make sure that
everyone has a good time.