Pre-Festival Warm-Up Night in Weymouth Harbour Pubs 29th May

Wessex Folk Festival

Weymouth Harbour  30th and 31st May 2020

Welcome to Wessex Folk Festival


The Annual General Meeting of the Wessex Folk Festival Committee will be held on the 2nd September 2019, at 7.30pm, in the Sea Cadet Centre, Barrack Road, Weymouth DT4 8TZ. This is an open meeting, and anyone interested in the future of the festival is welcome to attend and vote. We re-elect the Officers (Chair, Secretary and Treasurer) each year at the AGM, and form the new Committee. If you wish to stand for election for an executive position (I.e. Chair, Secretary and Treasurer) or raise any  other business at the AGM, please notify the Secretary in writing by 26th  August, by emailing [email protected]

Well what a wonderful festival! The sun shone, the music played, the dancers danced and everyone had a fantastic time. Thanks to everyone for coming and we look forward to seeing you in June next year. (Exact dates will be posted here soon)

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Now 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 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!