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Swanage Folk Festival

Starts: 7th Sep 2018

From Friday 7th September to Sunday 9th September our small seaside town on the beautiful Jurassic coast of Dorset will fill up with hundreds of colourful dancers and the town will resonate to the sound of bells jingling, sticks thwacking and excellent music.

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Start Date

7th Sep 2018

End Date

9th Sep 2018

Location

Swanage

Lineup

Oysterband, The Young'uns, Flats and Sharps, Ninebarrow, Gilmore and Roberts, Narthen, Threepenny Bit, Geoff Lakeman, The Rheingans Sisters

Details

Welcome to the 26th Swanage Folk Festival. The folk festival has come a long way since our first day of dance in 1992. It has grown into a full and varied community festival providing a weekend of music and dance. From Friday 7th September to Sunday 9th September our small seaside town on the beautiful Jurassic coast of Dorset will fill up with hundreds of colourful dancers and the town will resonate to the sound of bells jingling, sticks thwacking and excellent music.

The hub of the festival is Sandpit Field, with a concert marquee and festival bar, the festival information tent and dozens of colourful craft stalls. Over the weekend concerts will take place at venues around the town featuring artists including Oysterband, The Young’uns, Ninebarrow, Narthen, Flats and Sharps, Gilmore and Roberts, The Rheingans Sisters, Threepenny Bit and Geoff Lakeman. Full details of the weekend fun can be found on the festival website, www.swanagefolkfestival.com.

There will be opportunities to get involved with workshops, music sessions in the local pubs and the free entertainment on Sandpit Field for the young of all ages. For something more energetic there is the festival dance at the Swanage School on Saturday night and a special children's dance on Saturday afternoon.
Over 50 traditional dance teams will gather to entertain you. Displays take place all over the town and a spectacular dance parade takes place on Saturday afternoon. All the dance sides ask in return is loud applause and your spare small change.

Disabled Facilities

All festival music venues are accessable.

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