Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 2016

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Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th August 2016
Purbeck Valley Farm, Valley Road, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5HU, England MAP
£120 adult weekend, youth (12-17) £60, over 3s £30
Daily capacity: 3,000
Last updated: Mon 25th Jul 2016

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, brought to you by the musical/entertainment directors and curators of Purbeck Folk Festival, is a family friendly event set in the Purbeck Hills, in Dorset and happening from Thursday 25th until Sunday 28th August 2016. The festival will be held at Purbeck Valley Farm, near Swanage, in Dorset.


Villagers, Nizlopi, Recreations, Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band, The Proclaimers, and 2 more acts to be announced will be headlining, plus Sheelanagig, Lucy Ward, The Undercover Hippy, Maz O'Connor, Kadia, Djambo, Thirstyman, Krista Green, Rod Jenkins, Latin Quarter, Boo Hewerdine, Catherine Burke, Pete Christie, Glenn Ross, Wareham Whalers, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Holy Moly & the Crackers, Cate Ferris, Threepenny Bit, Alex Roberts, Quinns Quinney, Wikkaman, The Model Folk, Ian Brown, Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman, Rory McLeod & the Familiar Strangers, The Hot Seats, and Cardboard Fox, are the first acts confirmed.


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Weekend tickets (Fri-Sun) include free camping and are on sale now priced at £120, a youth (aged 12 to 17 years) ticket is priced at £60, and child over three years of age ticket is priced at £30. A limited number A campervan of caravan pass is priced at £30 per vehicle. Day tickets are expected to be on sale 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.


Campfires are not allowed.

Festival theme

The festival theme this year has not yet been announced.

Child's play

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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