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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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Trade deadline extended

24 November 2016 by James

The trade application deadline has been extended until 31 December 2016, to allow for a more diverse range of traders wishing to attend the 2017 festival.

Applications can be made online via our Trade Stands page of the website.

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Rapper sword dance at Wimborne

14 November 2016 by Judith

This coming year at Wimborne, we will have several exciting rapper sword dance teams performing in the streets and in the pubs around the town.

Rapper is a dance that developed in the mining areas of Northumberland and Durham that uses flexible metal swords with wooden handles. Appearing for the first time at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival are Northgate Rapper from Bath and Stone Monkey from Long Eaton, between Nottingham and Derby, both great sides to watch.

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Line-up announced & tickets on sale

15 October 2016 by James

We have started to announce some of our line-up for the 2017 festival and it's safe to say that you are all in for a real treat at the next festival.

Once again, we are very proud to showcase some nationally and internationally recognised folk names who will be playing for your delight.

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Applications to Trade open

1 October 2016 by James

Online applications are now open for trading at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival over the summer weekend of 9, 10, 11 June 2017.

The festival attracts a wide range of traders from all over the local area and beyond. We are passionate about keeping the festival as local as possible, so Wimborne & Dorest traders are encouraged to apply for a stand at the festival.

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Trade Applications open for Wimborne Businesses

15 September 2016 by James

Wimborne Businesses have been given a head start to apply to trade at the 2017 folk festival in a bid to keep the festival as locally sourced as possible.

Traders play a key part at Wimborne's folk festival in helping to provide the fantastic atmosphere the festival has come to be known for over our last four years. We are proud to showcase a wide variety of traders for all tastes and there truly is something for everyone.

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