About Wessex Folk Festival
One of the biggest free folk music festivals in England, the Wessex Folk Festival has grown to become one of Dorset's favourite events, with thousands of music lovers visiting every year. With over 30 stage performances and many musicians and dancers around the town, this is without doubt not one to be missed!
Wessex Folk Festival is effectively a free festival, with many acts on the open air stages and in the pubs around Weymouth's historical picturesque harbour. the streets will also be full of Morris Dancing Troupes for your delictation and delight! The Festival is a not-for-profit festival, run by a team of volunteer committee members, and relies on support from the public (collection buckets) traders and sales of programmes. We also owe a gratitude to our Sponsors who advertise in the programme and on this site. Our thanks also goes out to Weymouth Volunteers, without whom the organisation of marshalling would be impossible.
The 2018 Wessex Folk Festival promises to be yet another really successful event. As soon as we book the acts, we post them on this website - so keep returning to be updated!