Archived news articles from Wimborne Minster Folk Festival.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
28 May 2016 by James
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival's Official Programme has arrived at Wimborne Tourist Information Centre and are on sale now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1 February 2016 by James
Individual tickets for each of our Concerts and Ceilidhs are now on sale online and in outlets in Wimborne.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9 June 2015 by James
Liftshare host a competition with Filthy Fox.
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.
8 June 2015 by James
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival are proud to welcome a Land Train over the festival weekend.
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.
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.
4 June 2015 by James
For the first time this year, Radio Wimborne will include a live streaming broadcast to enhance your festival experience.
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.
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.
9 March 2015 by James
Ten spaces for trade stands at The Olive Branch have re-opened applications for this year's festival.
2 March 2015 by James
Concert and ceilidh tickets have now gone on sale in our official outlets in the town of Wimborne.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1 January 2015 by James
Early bird weekend tickets have been released for the three day folk festival in June.
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.
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.
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.
24 June 2014 by Mike
The 2014 Wimborne Minster Folk Festival on 13-15 June was another fantastic weekend of folk, family and fun.
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.
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.
16 May 2014 by Mike
Wimborne Minster Town Council has again supported the Wimborne Minster Folk Festival this year.
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.
11 March 2014 by James
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival presents a fundraising concert for the continuation of the annual folk festival.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.