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Purbeck Valley Folk Festival near Corfe this August 2024

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

Dorset’s family friendly festival loved by everyone!

From the 15th – 18th August!


PVFF is a festival that’s loved by everyone because there’s loads for kids to do, loads for parents and loads for the old folkies!

Four evenings and three days of Music!

As well as four evenings and three full days of outstanding, original young folk, roots and world music across five stages, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival brings music workshops, sessions, comedy, a massive craft area, a healing area, fire shows and loads for kids – it’s so much more than just great music!

Amazing line up at the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival has an amazing line-up again this year: This year’s highlights include TikTok shanty sensation The Longest Johns, African kora player Seckou Keita with his 8-piece Senegalese band, BBC 6Music favourite John Smith, and Gentleman Jack theme tune writers/singers O’Hooley & Tidow.

Children’s Activities

Children’s activities include storytelling, climbing wall, archery, The Circus of Science (where kids can watch and take part in exciting experiments and have fun blowing stuff up!), theatre workshops, lots of crafts, puppet shows, bubble displays, baby/toddler Rhyme Time sessions, face-painting, a treasure hunt, bouncy castles, fancy dress, maypole dancing and Morris dance workshops, family ceilidh, space-hopper obstacle course, welly wanging, and Circus skills performances and workshops including juggling, diablo, devil’s sticks, unicycling, stilt walking, low level trapeze, an inflatable tumble mat. And all kids activities are free – included in your ticket price, so there are no hidden costs!

Crafts and music workshops at the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

PVFF’s craft area is growing year on year too. This year it’s better than ever with workshops available in crochet, wicker modelling, macrame, cyanotype printing, clay modelling/pottery, bunting printing, tie-dye, blacksmithing, traditional woodturning, pebble painting, origami, and loads more.

Music workshops this year include foot-percussion from Quebecois style fiddle player Arthur Coates, harmonica with Rigmarollers’ Ed Hopgood, and Folk Orc ‘Come and Try’ instruments try-outs which allow youths and adults the opportunity to try out instruments that they might not get a chance to otherwise without having to invest in them first.

Beautiful Setting for festival near Corfe in Dorset

One of the things that makes Purbeck Valley Folk Festival really unique is its beautiful setting. Bang in the middle of the Purbeck hills with views across Corfe Castle, the Swanage Steam railway running alongside the family camping field, and just down the road from the Jurassic Coast with beautiful landmarks such as Durdle Door; it’s absolutely idyllic.

A brilliant musical line-up, loads of stuff for kids, a huge craft area for adults, perfect location, and a great selection of real ales and ciders…

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival is so much more than just a great music festival.

Tickets selling fast!

Tickets have been selling fast already with record numbers of festival-goers buying tickets for this year’s festival before they even left the site last year! Tickets are on sale now from £175 (£85/£40) for the weekend Thu-Sunday, including camping.

Locals get the special BH19/20 discount on weekend tickets and can snap them up for the bargain price of £135.

Note: This event listing is a guide only. For up to date information and or changes to the event please check with the organiser or venue.

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival in Dorset 15th - 18th August

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