Villagers to headline Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

By Scott Williams | Published: Fri 6th May 2016


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

Villagers have been unveiled as headliners for the Friday night at Purbeck Folk Festival held at Purbeck Valley Farm, near Swanage and taking place in the Purbeck Hills, in Dorset over the weekend of Thursday 25th until Sunday 28th August 2016.

Festival organiser Catherine Burke said, "I first heard of Villagers when they were shortlisted for the Mercury Music Awards (the first time) back in 2010, and then saw them when they supported the Fleet Foxes the following year. They're such a brilliant band with great song writing and good music. They’re currently doing really well in the indie charts rather than going the 'folk route' - despite having a very folky sound."

They will be joined on the bill by Nizlopi, Recreations, Eliza Carthy, The Wayward Band, The Proclaimers, 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.

Now in its eighth year, Purbeck Folk Festival’s line-up offers an eclectic mix of original young folk, established roots, traditional and world music in a family-friendly environment. The four stages are contained in the farm’s barns and a marquee venue that hosts the Purbeck Rising final and open mic sessions.

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Weekend tickets (Fri-Sun) include free camping and are on sale now priced at £100, a youth (aged 12 to 17 years) ticket is priced at £50, and child over three years of age ticket is priced at £20. 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.

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