Kelp Shantymen are Purbeck's premier sea shanty group.
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When to see Kelp Shantymen

The main marquee (Sandpit field) in Saturday afternoon’s concert. Click here to see the other bands playing in that session.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets early.

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, for others need you to buy a ticket. Click here for more details about tickets.

Kelp Shantymen

Swanage’s Premier sea shanty group, singing shanties to anyone who gets too close. Kelp Shantymen have been entertaining the people of Purbeck for several years, raising money for the RNLI and other charities.