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 Finals

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Wimborne Live & Loud finals are taking place this Friday, 26 May at Allendale Centre, Wimborne. Tickets are just £5, available online.

Songs Of The Sea Festival

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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

Jim Moray at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2017

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

Buy Day/Weekend Passes

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


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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

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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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Folk Festival takes on Wimborne Buskers Bash

13 April 2017 by James

For one year only, the organisers of Wimborne Minster Folk Festival take on running Wimborne Buskers Bash. The previous organisers are only "taking a year off", so don't fret, they'll be back.

The festival committee have stepped up to the task of organising the one day busking event, that uses locations around the town to allow musicians to gain your vote, by using a token system that will get them through to the final - held on Wimborne Square the same evening.

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Laugh Out Loud Comedy Competition

8 April 2017 by James

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival is proud to be hosting a comedy competition to give you the chance to appear along side Noel James and Polly Morris.

Auditions will be taking place at The Man In The Wall, Wimborne on Monday 24 April from 6:30pm - 10pm and at QE School, Wimborne on Saturday 6 May from 7pm.

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Trade Applications Reopen

2 April 2017 by James

The festival organisers are excited to be expanding parts of the festival, so applications for traders have reopened until the end of April 2017.

A new trade area has been alocated for the festival, just off the high street. Traders are encouraged to Apply Online by 30 April 2017 to register their interest in trading at the festival.

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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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