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Music Festivals in Dorset

21 March 2018

If you're looking for live music in Dorset during 2018 then you're in luck! The county has a host of festivals celebrating the best of rock, pop, jazz, folk, blues... whatever your taste in music, there's bound to be a music festival or event featured here for you!

Many of the events are free to attend, so there's no excuse not to take in some of the best sounds the county has to offer this year.

Take a look at the schedule below and start planning your summer of music festivals in Dorset.

Live Music Events

24 August 2018
Weymouth, Dorset
Music in Greenhill GardensTony Lowe returns to Greenhill Gardens with his daughter Kate Lowe for a special, one-off fundraising concert. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear a dazzling mix of Swing, Musical Theatre and show-stopping Classics. Tony and Kate will present an afternoon’s entertainment filled with some of the greatest tunes ever written to help raise funds for the start of Kate’s musical career ...
27 August 2018
Weymouth, Dorset
Music in Greenhill GardensThe amazing band FARRAGO. Music events start at 2pm (Weather permitting).
31 Aug 2018 to 02 Sep 2018
Lyme Regis, Dorset
Lyme Regis Folk WeekendThe Seafront Stage is the heartbeat of Lyme Folk Weekend. All weekend there is free entertainment - music, dancing, poetry, shanty singing, children's entertainment - and all with the spectacular Jurassic Coast as a backdrop.
30 Aug 2018 to 02 Sep 2018
Swanage, Dorset
Purbeck International Chamber Music FestivalEvery year we invite acclaimed musicians and actors around the world to join us for the Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival which takes place during the first weekend in September. Tickets can be booked online through the Purbeck International Chamber Music website, by phone on 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 booking fee applies) or from Discover Purbeck Information Centre in Wareham, tel: ...
07 Sep 2018 to 09 Sep 2018
Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Folk FestivalFolk music followers flock to the concerts, join-in sessions, and try something new at workshops. The festival features a number of concerts in the Mowlem Theatre and music in the main marquee on Sandpit Field.
07 Sep 2018 to 10 Sep 2018
Poole, Dorset
Poole Blues FestivalJoin us on Poole Quay for the Poole Blues Festival. Blues bands and entertainment.
04 Oct 2018 to 07 Oct 2018
Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Blues FestivalThe Swanage Blues Festival brings together an amazing collection of blues musicians, fans and friends for a weekend of jams, open mics and headline performances that will have you coming back time after time.

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