Wimborne Minster Folk Festival | 9, 10, 11 June 2017

Welcome to Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

The wind is in our sails and we are under way, on a cruise around the world picking up the finest selection of folk musicians and dancers from every corner of the globe. Join us inland, and bask in the June sunshine as you experience the fullest weekend of folk, family & fun that Wimborne has ever seen!

Live & Loud

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

Wimborne Live & Loud returns in a new format this year, searching for talented local musicians to perform at the festival in June.

Songs Of The Sea Festival

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

Songs Of The Sea is a new Shanty Festival running alongside the folk festival in June with some of the UK's best shanty singers and groups.

Music Line-up

Sam Kelly Trio at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

Our music line-up has something for everyone, so come and see Sam Kelly Trio plus many more at the folk festival in June!

Buy Day/Weekend Passes

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

Weekend and Day Passes are on sale now for the festival weekend, which include entry to events at Allendale Centre and QE School!


Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

New for 2017, we're introducing a night of Comedy to the festival! Come along and laugh out loud to Welsh comic Noel James, Polly Morris and... You?

Official Festival Campsite

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

Plan your stay at the festival and book a pitch at Meadows Campsite, which is within a short few minute walk from the town centre.

Latest News

Stay up to date with all the latest happenings from folk festival HQ, in the lead up to the festival and during the festival weekend by keeping an eye on our Latest News page of the website.

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Volunteer applications open

10 March 2017 by James

We are looking for vibrant people to be part of the festival team who are prepared to work in shifts over the three day festival.

Every year, the festival relies on volunteer stewards to help make the festival happen, we really couldn't do it without you! In exchange for your time, you will get festival tickets to Wimborne Minster Folk Festival concerts, comedy and ceilidhs and also tickets to Party In The Paddock, plus free parking, camping and souvenir programme.

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Noel James headlines festival Comedy

1 February 2017 by James

Introducing a night of Comedy to this year's folk festival comes with great pleasure, and we are thrilled to welcome Welsh comedian Noel James. Joining Noel is resident comic-folk-band of the festival, Polly Morris, who will take you on a whirlwind trip of supermarket shopping and the perils of e-mail.

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Set sail for new Shanty Festival!

19 January 2017 by James

Ahoy shipmates! Songs Of The Sea is a new addition to the folk, family, fun weekend of Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, which will take place on the Saturday of the festival in June.

The new Shanty Festival will see performances from: The Roaring Trowmen, Jim Radford, Exmouth Shanty Men (pictured), Portsmouth Shanty Men, The Harry Browns, Shropshire Boatmen and Wareham Whalers.

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Artisan trade applications now available

6 December 2016 by James

Good news! After high demand from previous years we are now able to take on artisan traders at the festival, who will be located in the beautiful Wimborne Model Town.

Pitch fees for artisan traders are set to just 50 for both Saturday & Sunday at the festival and applications are open online now at the link below. We very much look forward to welcoming artisan trade stands to the festival on 9, 10, 11 June 2017.

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Early Bird tickets still available

30 November 2016 by James

Our strictly limited Early Bird ticket offer is still available for those of you wishing to save 5 on your weekend ticket.

Simply enter the discount code "EARLYBIRD" at the checkout stage online or mention it when picking up tickets from Wimborne Tourist Information Centre (01202 886 116) or The Allendale Centre (01202 887 247).

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