This is the one that we’ve been quietly getting excited about, but now it’s confirmed! Friday night’s headliner will be Ivor Novello award winning, Choice Music Prize winning, twice Mercury Music Award shortlisted, Irish Indie-folkers VILLAGERS. Lush big harmonies, lovely melodies, and beautiful use of interesting instruments has flung Conor O’Brien and his band to the top of the album charts and indie charts in Ireland and in the UK.

We can’t wait for them to join us at Purbeck. If you’ve not heard it already, their new album is amazing! It’s just been nominated for another Ivor Novello award and we (at PVFF HQ) bought it when it was released earlier this year and haven’t stopped listening to it.

*EDIT – Villagers have now won the Ivor Novello award 2016 for best album. Congratulations! (We told you it was good!)