Canterbury based singer songwriter Luke Jackson has been playing live for 10+ years, with an great reputation in the Folk, Roots, Americana & Acoustic circuits.
Luke Jackson trio

When to see The Luke Jackson trio

The main marquee in Sunday afternoon’s concert. Click here to see the other bands playing in that session.

Don’t forget to arrive early for this free concert.

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.

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 figuratively, on the contemporary folk scene.”  – Folk Radio UK

“I was hugely impressed by every part of Luke’s music – he’s a great singer, writer and performer, a striking new voice.” – Frank Turner

“Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing.” – Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2

Also playing in the same session as The Luke Jackson trio

The Carrivick Sisters

The Carrivick Sisters

The Carrivick Sisters are one of British folk’s best loved duos. They have a passion for old stories, American folk music and a good cup of tea. They were finalists in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2010 & named Band/Duo of the Year in the 2011 FATEA Awards

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The Salts

The Salts

Seasoned musicians The Salts create are creating one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts. Their sound is unique and mixes original compositions with classic traditional tunes, it's a guaranteed blast. “The Salts - they were just outstandingly brilliant”...

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Each year Swanage is filled with a music and dance spectacle,
including FREE and ticketed events across the weekend.


Craft fair, children’s entertainment, afternoon concerts – On Sandpit field

Dance displays, a procession and music – all around the town

Tickets needed

Evening concerts – on Sandpit field

Comedy Club  and concerts and in the Conservative Club  –

Ceilidh in Swanage School

Workshops – various locations