Catherine and Paul here and we’ve got big news for you… WE’RE MOVING SITE! We’ve had a lot of good times on Wilkswood Farm, but we’ve found another farm which is much easier to use, better access to all stages and it’s just down the road – Purbeck Valley Farm. Excellent news!
So, we bring you… PURBECK VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL!
Moving with us to the new site…
The same great music
The same great sound and stage teams
The same great atmosphere – it’s the people that come that make the festival after all.
Purbeck Rising – where we showcase new talent
The Beard Off – any opportunity to celebrate hairy faces!
Kids entertainment – Rose and her team with the kids’ crafts, Walk the Lines storytelling tent, Treasure Hunt, puppet shows, the wishing tree, giant Scrabble, the cinema, theatre and games workshops, youth music workshops, lullabies session
Steve Biddle’s Poetry Slam
Same great choice of reasonably priced food outlets.
Same great variety of festival stalls
Meditation area with yoga, synergy sound circle, laughter yoga and meditation
The fancy dress theme – it was sooooo good this year!
The join-in-able bits… open mic stages, sing-arounds, sessions, music workshops, craft workshops, ceilidhs and guerrilla ceilidhs. We’re taking the HEART and SOUL of Purbeck Folk Festival and moving it to Purbeck Valley Farm – welcome to Purbeck Valley Folk Festival!
What will be different…
The bar – run by a different team. We love our ales and ciders! We’ve listened to your feedback – we’ll have less ales, but more on at a time, so when you find one that you really like and go back for a second pint, it’ll still be available!
Our main stages have a concrete base floor so we’ll be able to boogie away and not kick up so much dust that we can’t breath!
There’s no toilet-cesspit combo at the back of our main stage so we’ll be rid of the bad smells – yay!
Better news still – we’ve been able to re-negotiate and get rid of the online ticket buying charge. It’s no longer a percentage of the ticket price, just a one off transaction fee of £4 no matter how many tickets you are buying. So that works out even cheaper!
We’ve parted company with Mick and Phil who have been doing the production and bar at the festival in the past and they will be working on their own projects. We wish them luck.
We’re working hard on bringing you the same top quality folk music that you have come to expect. Lots of acts already booked – look forward to the return of some of the Purbeck favourites! We will be ready to release our first Purbeck Valley Folk Festival bookings in the new year.