Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 2018

Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th August 2018
Purbeck Valley Farm, Valley Road, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5HU, England MAP
£126 with camping, £116 without
Daily capacity: 3,000
Last updated: Thu 2nd Aug 2018

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 16th until Sunday 19th August 2018. The festival will be held at Purbeck Valley Farm, near Swanage, in Dorset.


Confirmed acts so far include the Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Beth Orton, King Creosote, Trad Attack!, Ninebarrow, Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow, Reg Meuross,Elephant Sessions, Siobhan Miller, Urban Folk Quartet, Korby Lenker, Threepenny Bit, The Flatville Aces, and many more.

For the details as available including day splits please see the line-up page.


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Tickets are now on sale, priced at £126 for an adult with camping, or £116 without camping. a youth (13-17) ticket is £66 with camping or £61 without camping. A child (4-12) ticket is £36. 
Day tickets also available.


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. Campfires are not allowed.

Festival theme

The festival theme this year has not yet been announced.


Festival-goers can get involved in lots of unexpected activities including kids workshops, poetry, storytelling, music and craft workshops, singing/tune sessions, a space-hopper obstacle course and the ever-popular beard competition.

A new addition this year is the Handwritten Letter Appreciation Society. Come and write a letter (or exclusive Purbeck Valley Folk Festival postcard) to whomever you wish, decorate the envelope, post in the Festival Postbox (delivered onsite), or use a stamp to send to someone near or far via Royal Mail. There will be quills to play with, mini-workshops to help with the basics, stationery galore, pencil crayons to be arty, bunting to sign (and more) in an all-round letter writing bonanza.

Activities are free.

More Info

Expect a variety of food traders, including woith vegetarian options. Local breweries supply draft beers to scrumpies and fruity ciders.

More information will be here when available.

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