Previous winners:

2016 – Delphis
2015 – Aidan & the Wildfires
2014 – Lily of Barbary
2013 – Big Tent & the Gypsy Lantern

Purbeck Rising

We have thousands of applications from bands to perform at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival every year. We think we make pretty good choices when it comes to the music but as Purbeck Valley Folk Festival is your festival as well as ours, we thought it might be a good idea to let you do some of the deciding!

How do I enter?

To enter this year’s Purbeck Rising artists should email a link to a live YouTube video to info@purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk before Friday 23rd June with the subject Purbeck Rising.

The best acts will be put up for public vote between Wednesday 19th – 26th July with the five most popular acts going through to the live final on the Long Barn at the festival on the afternoon of Saturday 26th August.

Fast Track to Final – this is an event for anyone that wishes to enter Purbeck Rising but either doesn’t have a youtube video, missed out through applying or finding out about it too late.

The showcase final will still be during the festival weekend. Finalists can enjoy the whole festival weekend.

The prizes

The winning act will win a paid slot on a main stage at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival next year, a paid spot at Folk on the Quay festival in Poole June 2018, and one day of recording in local recording studios.