We are still finalising the programme.

This is what it looks like at the moment.

It is subject to change

More details still being added about the bands.

Come back soon.

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

Founded in their native North West of England, Merry Hell is an eight-piece folk-rock band with a history, a pedigree and a bright future. In four short years they have risen to become festival favourites, their first two albums finding favour with critics,...

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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

 

Midday- 5pm

Free to enjoy

Sandpit Field

Concert featuring

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...

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

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

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...

The programme

Join us for a weekend of fun around the beautiful seaside town of Swanage. Get your tickets early and don’t miss out.

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

PLUS workshops around the town, free events on Sandpit field in the afternoons, and the amazing Morris sides dancing throughout Saturday and Sunday, with music all around the town.

The specific details of each session will be on this page soon, once we’ve confirmed them.