11 - 13 June 2021
11 - 13
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival Wimborne Minster Folk Festival Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

Stratus, Bowen and Pounds, The Darwins - Winners in 2018.

Wimborne Live & Loud 2020


Applications are now open for this year’s Live and Loud Competition! To register your interest, please click the link below and fill in an application form today.

Applicants should fill in the Application Form in by no later than Monday 6th April 2020.


1. APLICATION FROM: Please begin by registering your interest and filling out the application form. Applications will close on Friday 3rd April.

2. VIDEO LINK: All applicants will be asked to provide a video link that will be reviewed following the application deadline. You will not be judged on the quality of your videography/sound but on your talent. Aim to provide us with something that shows you in the best possible light.

3. SELECTION PROCESS: We will select up to 15 acts from each category to invite to our audition day.

4. DEPOSIT PAYMENT: Successful applicants will receive an email by Monday 13th of April requesting a deposit of £5 to secure their opportunity to audition. PLEASE NOTE: This will be returned upon booking in at the audition day. All deposit payments must be received by Monday 13th of April or your place will be offered to another applicant.

5. AUDITIONS: Successful applicants will need to be available on Sunday 24th April to attend a live audition at The Allendale Community Centre. Please prepare 1 song and a back up that shows us what you can do.

  • 11am – 2pm - Live and Louder – Under 16s Auditions
  • 2:30pm – 5:30pm – Live and Loud – 17+ Auditions

6. LIVE FINAL: 6 performers will be selected to represent each category in the evening at the Live Final - Sunday 24th April. They will each perform 2 songs for our panel of judges and live audience.


Sunday 26th April
1. 11am – 2pm - Live and Louder – Under 16s Auditions
2. 2:30pm – 5:30pm – Live and Loud – 17+ Auditions

Live Final:
Sunday 26th April
Doors: 7pm Event: 7:30pm

This year, the competition will be divided into 2 categories:

Live and Louder – For performers aged 16 and under
Live and Loud – For performers aged 17 and over
A winner and runner up will be selected from each category by our panel of judges and each will receive a cash prize (£100 Winner and £50 Runner Up) along with a performance slot at this year’s festival on the Willow Walk stage or Stage in the Square!

You can support all of our performers on Sunday 24th April at the Live Final. Doors will open at 7pm and battle commences at 7.30pm. Tickets will be available on the door at a cost of just £3 from The Allendale Centre, Wimborne.


Live and Loud has been a part of the festival for several years now and runs with the intention of discovering and promoting local talent and providing a forum in which to showcase their work.

We continue to support our previous winners and contestants to ensure that their voices are heard and their talent is nurtured.