Welcome to the Wessex Folk Festival

PUBLIC NOTICE:        Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Wessex Folk Festival Committee will be held on Monday 20th September 2021 at 7.30 pm, in the lower room of The Old Town Hall, Weymouth.

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 Acting-Secretary in writing by 13th September, by emailing info@wessexfolkfestival.com

We also welcome new members to the committee who might not feel ready to take on an officer’s post yet.

Be part of the Wessex Folk Festival – We are looking for motivated, talented people who can help us                          with the 2022 Festival Details Here


Welcome to the Wessex Folk Festival 2022. 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 a free Festival held in the picturesque Harbourside in Weymouth.

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. 30 live stage performances throughout Saturday and Sunday makes this weekend, without a 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!