Wessex Folk Festival

Weymouth Harbour  2nd & 3rd June 2018

Press Releases

31 January 2018

Songwriter Reg Meuross to star at folk festival

Accomplished singer songwriter Reg Meuross is to star at the Wessex Folk Festival in June. The Somerset-based musician will close the programme on the Harbourside stage on the Saturday night of the free festival, which takes place around Weymouth quayside from June 1 to 3.

Reg is renowned for writing poignant songs that tell heartfelt stories about life, love and injustice. Equipped with his acoustic guitar, he sees himself as a modern troubadour, as comfortable gigging in village halls and folk clubs as he is playing the Royal Albert Hall or huge festival stages. His appearance in Weymouth on June 2 will be part of a national tour to promote his two latest albums, Faraway People and Songs About A Train.

It has also been confirmed that Wild Willy Barrett and his band will be making a return to the festival after making a big impression last year with their unique mixture of musical styles and instruments.

Also in the line-up will be Gadarene, the band who draw on everything from pop and reggae to trance on their mission to take little-known dance tunes of the 18th and 19th centuries and get audiences dancing to them again.

More performers will be announced soon and full details can be found on the Wessex Folk Festival website at www.wessexfolkfestival.com

12 January 2018

Barn dance gives a taste of folk festival

There’s a chance to warm up a winter’s night with a barn dance organised by the Wessex Folk Festival in Weymouth on Saturday February 10.

The dance takes place at Hope Square Church in Trinity Street and music will be provided by The Tree Fellahs Band. Doors open at 7.30 pm and a chilli supper (meat or veggie) is included in the ticket price.

Tickets cost £10 on the night or £9 in advance from the festival website at www.wessexfolkfestival.com

The Wessex Folk Festival takes place around Weymouth Harbour from June 1 to June 3.

Press Contact for further information:

David Gordon, dbgpublishing@gmail.com, 07947 584633

4 December 2017

Folk festival dates confirmed for next June

Dates have been confirmed for the 2018 Wessex Folk Festival, which will take place around Weymouth Harbour on the first weekend in June.

The popular, free event attracts thousands of visitors every year with its vibrant celebration of folk music and dance. Once again there will be two outdoor stages hosting more than 30 music performances, while the streets will be brought to life by a mass of morris dancing sides.

Curtain-raiser sessions in pubs around Weymouth will start the event off on the evening of Friday June 1 with the festival proper running throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday June 2 and 3.

“We had a great festival this year, with large crowds enjoying the music and dance along the harbourside,” said Festival Committee Chair, Mike Donovan. “We're already well advanced with our planning for the 2018 festival and are talking to some very exciting acts about appearing.”

Musicians interested in playing at the festival still have a few days left to put in an application by visiting the website at www.wessexfolkfestival.com

The website features information about all aspects of the festival, including details of how to apply for a trade stall at the festival and how to become an event volunteer.

Press Contact for further information:

David Gordon, dbgpublishing@gmail.com, 07947 584633