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Swanage Folk Festival

Starts: 6th Sep 2019

A small but perfectly formed folk festival on the beautiful Jurassic coast of Dorset


Start Date

6th Sep 2019

End Date

8th Sep 2019


Sandpit Field, BH19 !NY


Calan, Fara, The Tweed Project, John Kirkpatrick, Banter, The Trials of Cato, Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente, Tim Laycock, Reg Meuross


From Friday 6th September to Sunday 8th 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 Calan, The Tweed Project, Fara, John Kirkpatrick, Midnight Skyracer, Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente, The Trials of Cato, Tim Laycock, Banter, Reg Meuross and Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar.
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.

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.

We look forward to seeing you over the festival weekend.

Disabled Facilities

All venues are disabled accessible


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