This session is a fabulous opportunity for 16-23 year olds to perform on stage. We're even offering some training for you in the weeks before the Festival. Great to listen to, great to join in with.
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Swanage Folk Festival stage

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.

Youth Group Jam session

This session is a fabulous opportunity for young musicians (late teens to early twenties), to join a youth jam band to play in a concert for about an hour, 10:30 till 11:30 in the main marquee on Sandpit field. It’s open to all players on any instrument. There will be parts for everyone no matter what level they can play at. It will be a fun event and a chance to play on stage to an audience.

If you’re a young musician, please keep reading. If you’re unlucky that you’re too old, but know some young musicians please send them these details.

If you're interested, fill this in.

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We’re even offering some training for you in the weeks before the Festival. There will be two or three rehearsals in Corfe Castle. There will be recordings for those who play by ear plus sheet music for those who read.

Any young players who would like to get involved should click above and give us your details or email Martin at for full details of timings of the what, where and when.

It’s free, it’s fun and a great opportunity to play to a live audience.

You’ll love it.


Swanage Folk Festival stage


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