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 15th until Sunday 18th August 2019. The festival will be held at Purbeck Valley Farm, near Swanage, in Dorset.
Acts confirmed so far include Cara Dillon, Afro Celt Sound System, Thea Gilmore, Flook, Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys, Midnight Skyracer, John Smith, Gaz Brookfield, Martha Tilston, 3 Daft Monkeys, The Eskies, and more. There's much more still to be announced.
For the details as available please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult Thu-Sun: £132
youth Thu-Sun: £67
child Thu-Sun: £22
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.
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.
Expect a variety of food traders, including with vegetarian options. Local breweries supply draft beers to scrumpies and fruity ciders.
More information will be here when available.
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