Wessex Folk Festival

Weymouth Harbour  2nd & 3rd June 2018

Welcome to Wessex Folk Festival

The 2018 Wessex Folk Festival will get off to a merry start on Friday evening, 1st June, with specially laid-on folk sessions, as people gather in local hostelries and meet old friends again, or just relax in the slightly exciting atmosphere as the glorious weekend begins.....Then on Saturday and Sunday 2nd & 3rd June the Festival bursts into life, promising fun, love and laughter; colourful dancing and perhaps a little drinking - and of course, some of the best Folk Music that England has to offer - all FREE!

Who's On

Around 30 acts on two stages all day long for two days!

Pub Sessions

In pubs all around the Harbour there are sessions where folk music lovers from the UK and elsewhere meet up and play and sing for the very joy of it. These sessions start a day or two before the festival and go on right through the festival weekend, finishing up with the traditional 'Survivors' Session at the Sailor's Return on the Sunday night. Come along and enjoy the atmosphere - join in if you like!


Throughout the weekend there are musical workshops to hone your skills.

Photo Competition

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Wessex Folk Festival Official Programme 

On sale 23rd May. 

The programme contains detailed information on all the running times of all the performances on the stages, all the workshops and pub sessions over the weekend and information about all the acts and Morris dance sides. 

Pre-order your PDF to be emailed to you (click on link below) or pick up a copy at our selected outlets on or after 23rd May: 

  • Weymouth Pavilion
  • Revolution, Trinity Road, Weymouth 
  • The Boot, Weymouth 
  • The King's Arms, Weymouth. 

Still only £2