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The Folk Festival begins with a bang

10 June 2016 by James

The fourth annual Wimborne Minster Folk Festival started with a bang this evening with an energetic set from Black Water County in The Square, Cottage Industry and Nick Dow and Nine Barrow (and more happening now) at The Allendale Centre.

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Box Office opens at 3pm

10 June 2016 by James

Our festival Box Office will open at 3pm on Friday at The Allendale Centre in the heart of the town, to assist with you queries and to sell you tickets for you concerts and ceilidhs.

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Dance Schedule available online

7 June 2016 by James

For the first time this year, we have included the Dance Schedule on our website to make it easier for you to stay updated while you're on the go.

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Programmes now on sale

28 May 2016 by James

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival's Official Programme has arrived at Wimborne Tourist Information Centre and are on sale now.

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Road Closures during folk festival

25 May 2016 by James

Due to the size and nature of the event, it is important that we close roads at certain times of the weekend for the safety of our performers and attendees. You can find the road closure times and information below.

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Volunteers Urgently Required

21 May 2016 by James

As we are fast approaching our fourth Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, we are urgently seeking volunteers of all abilities to help with various roles over the festival weekend.

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Extra bus services planned

23 April 2016 by Mike

Visiting the Wimborne Minster Folk Festival and Party in the Paddock will be easy this year - thanks to extra services offered by morebus.

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Recent change in music Line-up

24 March 2016 by James

It is with regret to announce that one of our headline acts have cancelled their performance with us at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival.

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EMMAY win Wimborne Live & Loud 2016

14 March 2016 by James

Well, what can we say? Every entry that participated in Wimborne Live & Loud at The Allendale Centre, Wimborne over the weekend were on top form for the youth music competition and it was certainly a very close decision for the judges.

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First dance sides announced for 2016 folk festival

22 February 2016 by James

The first handful of dance sides who will be jumping, shaking and shouting their way around the Dorset market town of Wimborne Minster for the June folk festival have just been announced.

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Trade Applications closing soon

17 February 2016 by James

Time is limited for those who would like to trade at this year's folk festival as applications are closing in under two weeks time.

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Applications open for Wimborne Live & Loud

1 February 2016 by James

Get your pencils at the ready, online applications for Wimborne Live & Loud 2016 open today from the folk festival website.

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Concert Tickets now on sale

1 February 2016 by James

Individual tickets for each of our Concerts and Ceilidhs are now on sale online and in outlets in Wimborne.

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Wimborne Live & Loud Returns

26 January 2016 by James

After the huge success of the first competition last year, Wimborne Live & Loud returns again in 2016 at The Allendale Centre, Wimborne.

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Join our Technical Crew or Media Team

20 January 2016 by James

We have now opened up applications for other voluntary roles available during the folk festival weekend, which include Technical Crew and Media Team positions.

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Folk festival seeking new volunteers

14 January 2016 by Mike

The Wimborne Minster Folk Festival is looking for new volunteers to join its team to help organise Wimborne’s biggest annual event.

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Official Campsite is now Open for Bookings

13 January 2016 by James

It is a pleasure to welcome back Meadows Campsite at Merley Hall Farm for their second year running as our official campsite and car park for the folk festival weekend in June, which is located just over Julian's Bridge on the B3078.

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New Year, New Music

7 January 2016 by James

As we welcome in the new year here at Folk Festival HQ, we have some phenomenally brilliant new music announcements that will get you in that summer mood.

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Trade Stand Applications Now Open

1 December 2015 by James

Online Applications for trading at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2016 are now open for Food, Non-Food and Charity trade stands.

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2015 Photo Gallery

22 November 2015 by James

Great things come to those who wait and you have all been incredibly patient! So without further ado, we're extremely excited to release our 2015 Photo Gallery.

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First Band Announcements for 2016

1 November 2015 by James

Some of our keen-eyed followers may have already noticed some of our 2016 Band Announcements on our social networks, but if you haven't then you're in for a real treat.

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Volunteer Stewards for 2016 Festival

30 September 2015 by James

As we look forward to next year's festival, we begin the search to find volunteer stewards to help make the festival happen.

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Super Early Bird tickets on sale now

26 August 2015 by James

Super Early Bird weekend tickets go on sale today for the fourth Wimborne Minster Folk Festival which will be taking place on 10, 11, 12 June 2016 in the historic market town of Wimborne, Dorset.

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Stage is set for the Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

9 June 2015 by Mike

Wimborne is gearing up for a weekend full of family fun and the finest folk music and dance.

The third Wimborne Minster Folk Festival runs from Friday to Sunday.

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Win £160 of camping gear for a VIP festival experience

9 June 2015 by James

Liftshare host a competition with Filthy Fox.

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Festival Box Office and Information Points

9 June 2015 by James

The third Wimborne Minster Folk Festival takes place in the historic Dorset town this weekend and the festival box office opens at 3pm on Friday.

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Land Train steams ahead to Wimborne!

8 June 2015 by James

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival are proud to welcome a Land Train over the festival weekend.

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Road Closures during folk festival

6 June 2015 by James

Over the folk festival weekend, some roads in Wimborne Minster will be closed to vehicular traffic with areas affected pedestrianised for the timings as stated below.

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Plan your folk festival weekend

5 June 2015 by James

You can now plan your weekend by using our What's On When guide that can be found on our website or within our Official Souvenir Programme.

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Radio Wimborne brings live coverage to folk festival

4 June 2015 by James

For the first time this year, Radio Wimborne will include a live streaming broadcast to enhance your festival experience.

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Share a lift to Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

3 May 2015 by Mike

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival has teamed up with the UK’s largest shared travel website Liftshare.com to offer festival-goers the opportunity to save money getting to this year's festival.

Liftshare.

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Further dance sides announced for 2015

18 March 2015 by James

We've confirmed and added another twenty six dance sides to the dance line-up page of our website for the 2015 folk festival.

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10 Trade spaces available at The Olive Branch

9 March 2015 by James

Ten spaces for trade stands at The Olive Branch have re-opened applications for this year's festival.

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Tickets go on sale in official outlets

2 March 2015 by James

Concert and ceilidh tickets have now gone on sale in our official outlets in the town of Wimborne.

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Brian Bisp, founder of Wimborne Folk Festival dies aged 79

12 February 2015 by Mike

It was with sadness that we learned of the passing of Brian Bisp, founder of the original Wimborne Folk Festival, last week.

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New stages coming to folk festival

30 January 2015 by James

Wimborne's folk festival is adding additional stages to this year's event, adding a wider variety of music and entertainment.

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A week of music announcements

18 January 2015 by James

It's been an action packed week for us as we announced another eight artists, joining the festival line-up.

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Folk festival announces youth music competition

9 January 2015 by James

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival has announced plans for a free youth music competition taking place on 6 February 2015 at The Allendale Centre in Wimborne, from 7pm.

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Early Bird Weekend Tickets Launched

1 January 2015 by James

Early bird weekend tickets have been released for the three day folk festival in June.

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More concert artists announced for #WimborneFolk 2015

1 December 2014 by James

We've just announced a couple more artists who will be performing at the festival in 2015 and we will continue to share some of our line-up throughout December.

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Change of Dance Coordinator for 2015

19 November 2014 by James

It is with sadness to announce that Mike Jones will no longer be our Dance Coordinator for 2015, due to personal reasons and commitments.

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Wimborne Minster Folk Festival announces first artists for 2015

4 November 2014 by Mike

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival has confirmed its first five artists for next year’s event, taking place from 12 to 14 June 2015.

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#WimborneFolk 2014 – what a wonderful weekend!

24 June 2014 by Mike

The 2014 Wimborne Minster Folk Festival on 13-15 June was another fantastic weekend of folk, family and fun.

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Festival HQ ready for the weekend

11 June 2014 by James

The Allendale Centre in Wimborne is taking shape and ready for the weekend. The centre is the home of the festival concerts, ceilidh and the free Folk 21 Showcase during the afternoons of Saturday and Sunday.

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John Lewis supports new Willow Walk stage

9 June 2014 by Mike

The Wimborne Minster Folk Festival is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a grant of £1,500 from the John Lewis Partnership’s Music Matters Scheme.

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Town council awards grant to folk festival

16 May 2014 by Mike

Wimborne Minster Town Council has again supported the Wimborne Minster Folk Festival this year.

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Folk21 Showcase Artists Announced

20 March 2014 by James

We are delighted to announce that the following artists have been selected to play at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2014.

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The Jigantics Album Launch

11 March 2014 by James

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival presents a fundraising concert for the continuation of the annual folk festival.

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Wimborne Minster Folk Festival returns – 13, 14, 15 June 2014

1 March 2014 by Mike

After its triumphant revival in 2013, Wimborne Minster Folk Festival will return for another weekend full of folk, family and fun on 13, 14 and 15 June 2014.

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Early Bird Tickets Released

11 February 2014 by James

We are excited to announce that we have released our early bird weekend tickets for the festival.

A fantastic folk line-up includes the likes of Gavin Davenport, Little Johnny England and Chris Leslie, just to name a few.

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Feast of Local Folk

5 February 2014 by James

We are hosting a fundraising event on 9 May 2014 to raise money which will help go towards the running costs of the festival.

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Wimborne was buzzing with family fun at debut festival

10 June 2013 by James

The beautiful town of Wimborne Minster in Dorset, bathed in summer sunshine, was buzzing with people of all ages enjoying great music, dance, workshops and family fun.

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Councillors pledge support for Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

13 March 2013 by Mike

East Dorset District Council last night pledged to support this year's Wimborne Minster Folk Festival with funding of up to £14,000.

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New Wimborne Minster Folk Festival announces concert line-up for 2013

16 January 2013 by Mike

The new Wimborne Minster Folk Festival is delighted to announce its line-up for the weekend of 7, 8 and 9 June 2013, featuring some of the folk scene's most exciting talent.

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Pronghorn support the new Wimborne folkie at Mr Kyps

14 January 2013 by Mike

Two of Dorset's finest bands, Pronghorn and The Skimmity Hitchers, will be supporting the new Wimborne Minster Folk Festival with a special fundraising gig at Mr Kyps in Poole on Sunday 10 February.

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Band aid campaign launched to support new Wimborne folk festival

29 November 2012 by Mike

A group of local volunteers has launched a wristband campaign aimed at raising funds to keep a folk festival in Wimborne.

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