PURBECK Valley Folk Festival 2019, at its new location near Harmans Cross, from 15th to 18th August, has a stellar line-up, including Thea Gilmore, Cara Dillon and Karine Polwart (pictured).
It really is a festival for everyone, with lots of activities and entertainment for children and a line-up of established and rising stars for music-lovers.
The line-up features original young folk, roots and world music and the organisers have a record of encouraging young up and coming musicians too as well as booking national and international stars and local acts.
There are five stages in barns, with concerts, workshops, sessions, Purbeck Rising (bringing new talent to the our stages), Purbeck Poetry Slam, children’s area (crafts, storytelling, puppet shows, theatre and games, circus skills, clowns), youth music workshops, craft area and more.
Other performers this year include Afro Celt Sound System, Flook, Marry Waterson and Emily Barker, Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys and Martha Tilston.