Swanage Folk Festival
A community festival with music, dancing and craft fair held in the seaside town of Swanage
The folk festival has come a long way since their first day of dance in 1992. It has grown into a full and varied weekend of music and dance. From Friday 10th September to Sunday 12th September this 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 music concerts will take place at venues around the town. Artists appearing this year including Jon Boden, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, The Churchfitters, Granny’s Attic, Ninebarrow, Threepenny Bit, Winter Mountain, Hot Rats, Keith Donnelly, Bram Taylor, Hicks & Goulbourne and the Longest Johns. Keep up to-date on the latest information and our concert line-up by looking on our 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.
Traditional dance teams will again gather to entertain you. Displays take place all over the town and a spectacular dance parade will take place on Saturday afternoon. All the dance sides ask in return is loud applause and your spare small change or increasingly your contactless payment details.
Variable tickets available. See their website for details.