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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

03 May 2019 to 05 May 2019
Blandford, Dorset
Teddy Rocks FestivalFamily rock festival raising money for Teddy20, a children's cancer charity. Camping available. All details on the website.
31 May 2019 to 02 Jun 2019
Weymouth, Dorset
Wessex Folk FestivalThe Wessex Folk Festival takes place every year in the streets and pubs around Weymouth's picturesque Old Harbour and pretty Hope Square. With most of the entertainment over three days free, this is one of the South of England's favourite festivals.
06 Jun 2019 to 09 Jun 2019
Wimborne, Dorset
Wimborne Minster Folk FestivalIn the second weekend of June, we will be bringing the town alive with an exciting mix of music & dance. You can wander through Wimborne and enjoy any of the free shows, or buy tickets to see one of our headline acts.
22 June 2019
Weymouth, Dorset
Chesil Rocks Music FestivalChesil Rocks is a small and intimate music and arts festival, set in a beautiful setting at Higher Farmhouse, Langton Herring and supports Samaritans of Dorset whilst ensuring those attending have a great time! An amazing variety of music, comedy, theatre and storytelling from Dorset and beyond will be performing on several stages. Keenly priced food and drink will be available, ...
21 Jun 2019 to 22 Jun 2019
Blandford, Dorset
Dorset Midsummer Music FestivalDorset Midsummer Music Festival (or DorsetFest) is a music festival set in the heart of Dorset in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At DorsetFest we offer a fantastic array of activities to keep you occupied for the entire weekend. Our delicious variety of food and drink options will keep you well fed Friday evening through Sunday morning. The fantastic selection of local craft stalls ...
22 Jun 2019 to 30 Jun 2019
Bridport, Dorset
Beaminster Festival of Music & ArtsMusic, literature, exhibitions and workshops are all on the bill for this year's Beaminster Festival of Music & Art. We have some fantastic events lined up for you with most of the programme settled. We are very excited to announce the appearance of the internationally famous tenor Mark Padmore, who will present a gorgeous programme with Morgan Szymanski, guitar. Right at the beginning ...
03 Oct 2019 to 06 Oct 2019
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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