Purbeck Folk Festival is a family friendly event for 1,500 set in the Purbeck Hills, in Dorset and happening from Thursday 21st until Sunday 24th August 2014. The festival will once again be held at Wilkswood Farm in Langton Matravers, near Swanage, in Dorset.
Lloyd Cole, Eddi Reader, and The South will headline and also confirmed are Idlewild, Turin Brakes, Sally Barker (The Voice), Chris Wood, Nizlopi, Blair Dunlop, Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo, Martha Tilston & The Scientists, Tinderbox, Big Tent & the Gypsy Lantern, Gigspanner, Amadou Diagne, Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo, CoCo and the Butterfields, Sound of the Sirens, and Louise Jordan, CoCo and the Butterfields, Gren Bartley, John Langan, Caravan of Thieves, Aimee Mackenzie, Alex Roberts, Odi, and Dan Whitehouse, with more acts to be announced.
Vena Portae, The Furrow Collective, Moscow Drug Club, Flats & Sharps, Maccaferri Club, Winter Mountain, Murphy's Lore, Drew Allen, Kadia, Beth Johnstone, Tim Somerfield, East Creek Union, Djambo, The Jack Ratts, Threadbare Ravens, Tred, Virginia, Sarah Savoy, Phil King Band, Roving Crows, 4Square, Lizzie Nunnery, Threepenny Bit, Kadia, Mother Ukers, Catherine Burke Band, Feral Beryl, Kaia, Vieira, Polly Paulusma, Fearne, Ian Brown, Will McNicol, Gill Sandell, Tori Read, Kate Lomas, The Jimmy Hillbillies, Ceilidh Band, Quinns Quinney, Krista Green, and Inu.
For more details see the Purbeck Folk Festival line-up page.
The musical action takes place in covered barns, but there’s much more than music on offer with a host of additional entertainment that includes an on-site cinema programme, art interventions and workshops, a fancy dress parade, a poetry slam, kids’ activity pen and a beer festival with 40 local real ales, 20 ciders and even a Dorset pils lager.
A Tier 2 adult weekend ticket is priced at £90, a youth weekend ticket (aged 12-17yrs) is priced at £45, children aged under 12 weekend tickets are priced at £10. Campervans will be charged at £10. Day tickets will available at a later date.
The festival campsite is large with a tents-only field and a campers and caravans field where tents and vehicles can be parked fairly close together. Camping is free with weekend tickets from 10am Friday to Monday afternoon. Overnight camping is available for day ticket-holders at £10 adult (£5 youth and children 3-10 years), payable on arrival at the site.
Thursday night camping on site is not covered by your weekend ticket. On arrival at the site, the extra night's camping is charged at £10 per adult.
Campfires are not allowed.
The festival theme this year is the letter P, and there are prizes for all the kids who join in the fancy dress parade – probably for their mums and dads as well.
Other prizes are available in the bizarre Beard Off and facial fuzz is the very much the order of the day as Purbeck Folk Festival issues a challenge to the young folks and old folkies alike – so get your beard on!
This year the festival will have it's own beer brewed exclusively for the Festival by the Isle of Purbeck Brewery in Studland, Buzz Lightbeer is a golden beer made with prime Purbeck heather honey.
This year the children’s activities include storytelling sessions, singing workshops, balloon modelling, loads of face painting and circus skills have-a-go sessions.There’s also magic shows, jugglers, puppet shows and music workshops where the young guns can make a lot of noise, before a special lullabies singing group calms things down in the evening.
More information will be here when available.
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