Dance sides, Free

Beetlecrushers will be performing in their traditional 1900 dress at the Swanage Folk Festival.
From: Shepton Mallett
Style: Step Clog
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Festival locations

Events are located around the town centre, mainly Sandpit Field and Shore road. Click here for a map of the locations.


Some parts of the Festival are free and others need you to buy a ticket. Click here for more details about tickets.


Beetlecrushers are a clog and step dance group, established in 1982 to perform at folk festivals in the UK and abroad. You will also find find them, with other dance sides, outside pubs, on village greens or in village halls all over the country.

They perform clog routines from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, with stepping or step dances from the Isle of Man, Quebec and Cape Breton.

Beetlecrushers perform in their traditional 1900 dress.

Each year Swanage is filled with a music and dance spectacle,
including FREE and ticketed events across the weekend.


Craft fair, children’s entertainment, afternoon concerts – On Sandpit field

Dance displays, a procession and music – all around the town

Tickets needed

Evening concerts – on Sandpit field

Comedy Club  and concerts and in the Conservative Club  –

Ceilidh in Swanage School

Workshops – various locations