Friday 6th September

This Festival opens with a superb concert. Buy your ticket just for the concert, or save money and get a ticket for the whole weekend.

7:30-11pm

£28 or get a weekend ticket.
Sandpit Field
Concert featuring

Merry Hell

Multi-award winning Merry Hell offer joyful, uplifting folk-rock, with a message of hope for troubled times. Native to the North-West of England, the 8-piece musical charabanc emerged from the embers of the much-loved folk-punk band The Tansads, before developing a...

Granny’s Attic

With exceptional musicianship and boundless energy, Granny’s Attic are going from strength to strength. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon, anglo concertina, vocals), George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood (violin, vocals) have honed their skills touring the...

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Saturday 7th September

There are events all around town, some free, some in the conservative club (paid), and a great live concert to finish the evening. Buy your tickets for individual concerts or or save money and get a weekend ticket. PLUS craft fair, food stalls, beer tent and children's entertainment on Sandpit Field.

All day

Free to enjoy
Various locations

Morris Dance sides

3:00 procession

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All day

£4 or get a weekend ticket.
Various locations

Workshops and singalongs

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10:00 - 12:00

Free to enjoy

Sandpit Field

Concert featuring

1:00-3.30pm

£15 or get a weekend ticket.
Conservative Club

Concert featuring

 

Freds House

Fred’s House are Vix, Prue, Lachlan, Gafyn and Paul, a group of friends based in Cambridge who make up the award-winning band. Female fronted folk-pop boasting 4-part sunny harmonies, violin, guitar and a driving rhythm section. For 14 years, playing live is what the...

Keith Donnelly

Keith could make sheep laugh! (Jasper Carrott) Keith Donnelly - stand-up comic, fall-down comedian, surreal snigger-songwriter, guitar-hero, performance-artist, [tall] story-teller, philophoser, scriptwriter, [none can] compere, man-of-mystery, inner-childminder,...

Midday- 5pm

Free to enjoy

Sandpit Field

Concert featuring

The Rigmarollers

The Rigmarollers pack out exhilarating shows with their unique take on the blues. A trio with a massive sound, they put vocals, harmonica, guitar and sousaphone over an irresistible backbeat. Harmonica virtuoso Ed Hopwood learnt his craft in acclaimed UK blues bands....

Arquebus Trio

Winners of Purbeck Rising 2023 Arquebus Trio are excited to be firmly establishing themselves on the UK folk scene. Combining traditional songs, arranged tune sets and contemporary self written songs, they will also be performing tracks from their debut album First...

Flossie Malavialle

Flossie Malavialle is a French born singer who was based in the North East of England for 20 years between 2000 and 2019, playing throughout the UK and beyond during that time. Her collection of 14 albums is a reminder of how much work and dedication she has put into...

7:30 - 10:30pm

£15 or get a weekend ticket.
Swanage School
The Festvial Ceilidh

Come along, dance, laugh and enjoy yourself

7:30-11pm

£28 or get a weekend ticket.

Sandpit Field
Concert featuring

Cara

“They sound like a whole festival wrapped up in one band!" (BBC Radio Scotland) A multi-national, award-winning band with Scottish/Irish and German members, CARA tour worldwide with unique interpretations of Celtic music, firmly rooted in the Irish and Scottish...

Hot Rats

The Hot Rats play Celtic, World and original music. They are the brilliant fiddle player Ian Cutler, singer and guitarist Doug Hudson and bass player Scott Kirk. Ian also plays with Feast of Fiddles and was the young fiddle player in The Wicker Man. Doug formed the...

Sunday 8th September

Enjoy breakfast on Sandpit Field, Sunday's are for fun not lying in bed. There's events around town, some free, some paid. On Sandpit field enjoy the concerts, craft fair, food stalls, beer tent and children's entertainment; then a stomping live concert to finish the weekend.

All day

Free to enjoy

Various locations

Morris Dance sides

All day

£4 or get a weekend ticket.

Various locations

Workshops and singalongs

Click for more info.

1:00-3.30pm

£15 or get a weekend ticket.
Conservative Club
Concert featuring

Hot Rats

The Hot Rats play Celtic, World and original music. They are the brilliant fiddle player Ian Cutler, singer and guitarist Doug Hudson and bass player Scott Kirk. Ian also plays with Feast of Fiddles and was the young fiddle player in The Wicker Man. Doug formed the...

10:30 - 11:30

Free to enjoy

Sandpit Field
Concert featuring

Midday- 5pm

Free to enjoy

Sandpit Field
Concert featuring

Wight Hot Pipes

Diverse and eclectic Wight Hot Pipes deliver a mix of musical genres which fuse in their melodic melting pot to create an exhilarating cocktail of flavours, spanning the entire spectrum from Celtic, all the way through to contemporary dance and gritty rock including...

7:30-10:30pm

£28 or get a weekend ticket.

Sandpit Field
Concert featuring

The Luke Jackson trio

Luke tours solo in or as a trio with with bassist and drummer. “Blessed with one of those soulful, heaven-sent voices that soars with emotion or plunges into brooding intensity.” – The Musician Magazine “He is one of the most distinctive voices, both literally and...

Buffalo Gals

One of the UK’s leading American roots-inspired music acts, this vibrant Old-Time country string band features high-energy percussive Appalachian stepdance, humour, championship fiddling, laughter, flair and high- quality musicianship in an intoxicating show to...