Wessex Folk Festival

Weymouth Harbour  31st May, 1st June, 2nd June 2019

Welcome to Wessex Folk Festival

Now the biggest free folk music festival 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 live stage performances throughout Saturday and Sunday this is without doubt not one to be missed!
Kicking off on Friday afternoon and evening with singalong folk music sessions in the harbourside pubs, the main festival lasts the whole of Saturday and Sunday with around 30 Morris sides dancing in the streets along the harbourside, fabulous trade stalls, eating, drinking, laughing singing and dancing all weekend long. When the harbour lights go on, the fun and music carries on in the harbourside pubs, way into the night. The challenge is to do the whole weekend and make it to the Survivors' Night on Sunday night at the Sailor's Return!

Music Stages

Music on two stages throughout Saturday and Sunday, featuring around thirty hand-picked acts from near and far. 


Music sessions in several local pubs on Friday, Sunday and Sunday, throughout the day and evening

Morris Dancing

Around thirty Morris teams dancing along the harbourside all day Saturday and Sunday, for your excitement and delight

Trade Stalls

An array of hand-picked trade stalls, chosen for their particular fayre and quality - all along the harbour and in Hope Square. A selection of food and drink available


Learn more about playing instruments, singing and various other skills.

Free Festival!

There is no entrance fee to our festival, and therefore, no gates or opening/closing times. Music on the stages runs from around 11am - 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.