Friday evening on Sandpit field

On Friday evening in our main marquee on Sandpit Field, the beating heart of the Swanage Folk Festival. Arrive a few minutes early grab some food at one of the many stands, enjoy a beer in the beer tent or visit the craft fair.

Click on any of the entries below to get more information. At the bottom of this page is a map of the festival locations.

Oysterband

Oysterband

Oysterband play modern folk-based British music, acoustic at heart, sometimes rocking. Since 1978 they've toured in 35 countries - festivals, concerts, bars, rallies, jails - They won 5 BBC Folk Awards and made 13 studio albums and one DVD. Oysterband consists of John...

Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch

Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch

Geoff Lakeman masterfully teases English & Irish folk, Americana and Jazz songs out of his vintage duet concertina. Rob Murch brings the wow factor to the banjo, with his unique, punchy fingerstyle playing. Both live on Dartmoor, so it was inevitable they’d...

Old Baby Mackerel

Old Baby Mackerel

Old Baby Mackerel play high-energy, foot-stomping Bluegrass featuring a dizzying line-up of renowned musicians from some of the UK’s best folk, Americana and festival bands – Aaron Catlow (Sheelanagig), Bill Frampton (Boogaloo String Band), Kai Carter (Young Waters)...