The programme

We have activities going all weekend, spread around the beautiful seaside town of Swanage. The programme covers three days, don’t forget to get your tickets early and come to join in the fun.

Friday evening, Saturday evening and Sunday evening are all paid events, as are the afternoon concerts in the Conservative Club. You can get tickets for any individual day, or save money and get a ticket for the whole weekend.

There are various workshops around the town and free events on Sandpit fields in the afternoons; as well as the amazing Morris sides dancing throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Friday 9th September

This year's Folk Festival opens with a superb concert. You can get a ticket just for Friday evening, or save money and get a ticket for the whole weekend.

Saturday 10th September

The fun continues on Saturday, with events all around town, some free, some in the conservative club (paid) and then a great live event to finish the evening. You can get a ticket just for Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening , or save money and get a ticket for the whole weekend. PLUS - don't forget the craft fair, food stalls, beer tent and children's entertainment on Sandpit Field.

Sunday 11th September

Who wants to lie in bed on a Sunday when you can have breakfast on Sandpit Field? The Swanage Folk Festival continues with a day of family fun on Sunday, with events around town, some free, some in the conservative club (paid) and then a great live event to finish the evening. You can get a ticket just for Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening, or save money and get a ticket for the whole weekend. PLUS - don't forget the craft fair, food stalls, beer tent and children's entertainment on Sandpit Field.

All day

Free to enjoy

10:30 Church Service

Various locations

Morris Dance sides

All day

£3 or get a weekend ticket.

Various locations

Workshops and singalongs

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Ticket Prices

  • Concerts: Each concert is priced separately (see the programme), although the best way to enjoy the Swanage Folk Festival is to buy a weekend ticket. A weekend ticket costs £75 per person and allows you into all the paid festival events.
  • Workshops cost £3 each (cash on the door, unless you have a weekend ticket).
  • Children's tickets (6-16) are available at a discounted price, children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Other concessions (such as performers and stewards) are available on the day, if there's space.
  • All tickets are sold according to the Festival's Terms & Conditions and Ticket Policy