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Swanage Folk Festival

Swanage Folk Festival

A family friendly festival of music and dance in the beautiful seaside town of Swanage


A weekend of fun by the sea

Concerts with top Folk Artists from the UK and Europe, the biggest display of Morris dancing in a UK festvial, workshops, children’s activities, and a superb ceilidh. Each year our small seaside town, on the beautiful Jurassic coast of Dorset, fills up with hundreds of colourful dancers and the town resonates to the sound of bells jingling, sticks thwacking and excellent music. The beating heart of the festival is on Sandpit Field; where there’s the main marquee, craft fair, food stalls, and the beer tent (of course). This is where you’ll see the headline bands and evening concerts. Some concerts are free and others you need to buy tickets for (we have to pay artists and for the equipment hire). The Festival is self-funded and run solely by volunteers. If we manage to create a small surplus we donate it to local good causes.


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