Wessex Folk Festival

Weekend of 3rd & 4th June 2023, Weymouth Harbour

Photo: Dorsetbays

Welcome to the Wessex Folk Festival 2023. The famous Free Wessex Folk Festival is held every year in the first week of June and has been established for the past 20 years. It is one of the biggest free festivals in the UK, held on the picturesque Harbourside in Weymouth.

The weekend starts with ‘warm up’ sessions in the harbourside pubs on the Friday afternoon and evening, where people can meet up with friends old and new and begin to enjoy the festival atmosphere.

The whole of Saturday and Sunday are filled with music and fun, with two stages hosting around thirty of the best folk music acts from the UK and abroad. Sessions in a range of pubs around the Quayside also continue all day and into the evening.

There is Morris dancing throughout the weekend, along the harbourside, workshops where you can learn musical things and lots of wonderful trade stalls selling food, drink, clothes, gifts, jewellery, keepsakes – all within the ‘folky vibe’. Just turn up on Weymouth Harbour on the weekend of 3rd and 4th June 2023. You will be glad you did!

Latest News ~ we are pleased to announce the Merry Hell as a Headliner for the 2023 Festival

Keep Calm & Ceilidh On

The Tree Fellahs – Coming to Osmington

At Osmington Village Hall DT3 6FT. on Saturday 18th February 2023

Doors at 7 for 7.30pm Tickets – £12 to include a chilli supper (veg and non-chilli options available – specify when booking)07816 832554 or 


Get your Circassian Circle polished up and sort out your doh-se-doh.
The Tree Fellahs are playing, Teresa Williams is calling and you’ll be toe tapping, hip swinging and dancing your socks off at this fabulous event.
Chilli will be served at interval, and all the while you’ll be helping us to raise funds for the wonderful Wessex Folk Festival.