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Festivals in Dorset - June 11th, 2015

Top Festivals in Dorset for Summer 2015

Which one are you going to?

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Beaminster Festival of Music and Arts

When: 27 June to 5 July

Where: Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3DR

In a nutshell: Music, Art and Literature

Cost: Free to £25 depending on event

Website: www.beaminsterfestival.com/

Distance from Newlands: 24 Minutes

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UK Boogie Woogie Music Festival

When: 3rd to 5th July

Where: Sturminster Newton, Dorset

In a nutshell: Music from the Boogie Woogie era (1930/40s)

Cost: £10 to £65

Website: www.ukboogiewoogiefestival.co.uk

Distance from Newlands: 1 hr

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Big Mix Music Festival

When: 4 July

Where: The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

In a nutshell: Charity, brining musical opportunities to young people Regis

Cost: Free

Website: www.ubsharp.uk.com

Distance from Newlands: 7 minutes

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Cerne Abbas Music Festival

When: 9th to 12th July

Where: Cerne Abbas, Dorset

In a nutshell: Saint-Saëns’; Carnival of the Animals; and classical works

Cost: £4 to £14

Website: www.cerneabbasmusicfestival.co.uk/

Distance from Newlands: 43 minutes

 

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Jurassic Fields Music Festival

When: 11th July

Where: Bridport, Dorset

In a nutshell: Music, comedy, food and entertainment

Cost: £10 to £23

Website: www.jurassicfields.com

Distance from Newlands: 13 minutes

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Grooves on the Green

When: 11th to 12 July

Where: Bridport, Dorset

In a nutshell: Community festival offers 2 days of family-friendly events

Cost: £3 to £5

Website: www.groovesonthegreen.co.uk

Distance from Newlands: 13 minutes

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Festival of British Archaeology

When: 11th to 26th July

Where: Corfe Castle, Dorset

In a nutshell: Norman maritime themed living histor

Cost: TBC

Website: www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk

Distance from Newlands: 1hr

 

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Larmer Tree Festival

When: 15th to 19th July

Where: Larmer Tree Garden, Cranborne Chase, Dorset

In a nutshell: Tom Jones, The Levellers, Russel Kane and more

Cost: £63 to £260

Website: www.larmertreefestival.co.uk

Distance from Newlands:1hr

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Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival

When: 17th to 19th July

Where: Tolpuddle Dorset

In a nutshell: Festival commemorating the famous Dorset martyrs

Cost: £5 to £30

Website: www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk

Distance from Newlands: 1 hr 17 minutes

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Beer & Bluegrass Festival

When: 24th to 25th July

Where: Branksome Hall, Poole

In a nutshell: Foot-tapping Bluegrass and Americana music

Cost: £12 to £25

Website: www.poolerhythmroots.co.uk/

Distance from Newlands: 1 hr 9 minutes

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Spirit of Portland Festival

When: 25th July to 2nd August

Where: Portland Dorset

In a nutshell: Community festival celebrating Portland’s heritage. Walks, talks and live music.

Cost: Free

Website: spiritofportlandfestival2015.wordpress.com/

Distance from Newlands: 50 minutes

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Milton Abbey International Music Festival

When: 26th July to 2nd August

Where: Milton Abbey School, Dorset

In a nutshell: Hosted by VOCES8, courses to develop vocal, musical and performance skills.

Cost: TBC

Website: www.eventsatmiltonabbey.co.uk/milton-abbey-international-music-festival/

Distance from Newlands: 50 minutes

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Camp Bestival

When: 30th July to 2nd August

Where: East Lulworth, Dorset

In a nutshell: Underworld – Kaiser Chiefs – Professor Green – Bob Geldof – Soul to Soul

Cost: £20 – £195

Website: www.campbestival.net

Distance from Newlands: 55 minutes

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Mudeford Arts Festival

When: 1st to 2nd August

Where: Mudeford Quay Green, Dorset

In a nutshell: Community based art made accessible to all.

Cost: Free

Website: www.mudefordartsfestival.net

Distance from Newlands: 1 hr 38 minutes

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Burton Bradstock Festival of Music & Art

When: 15th to 22nd August

Where: Burton Bradstock, Dorset

In a nutshell: Music by Saint-Saëns, Paganini, Giuliana, Sibelius,

Spoor and Hasselman.

Cost: £10

Website: www.burtonbradstockfestival.com

Distance from Newlands: 17 minutes

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Bournemouth Air Festival

When: 20th to 23rd August

Where: Bournemouth, Dorset

In a nutshell: Award winning event with jets and display teams.

Cost: Hospitality from £75 to £115

Website: www.bournemouthair.co.uk

Distance from Newlands: 1 hr 13 minutes

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Lyme Folk Festival

When: 21st to 23rd August

Where: Lyme Regis, Dorset

In a nutshell: A weekend of folk from local and national musicians.

Cost: Free to £22

Website: www.lymefolk.com/

Distance from Newlands: 7 minutes

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Woofstock UK

When: 22nd August

Where: Sturminster Newton, Dorset

In a nutshell: Festivals for dogs by dogs.

Cost: Free to £13

Website: www.woofstockuk.co.uk

Distance from Newlands: 1 hr

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Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

When: 27th to 30th August

Where: Purbeck Valley, Dorset

In a nutshell: Small festival for kids, parents and loads for the old folkies!

Cost: £25 to £60

Website: www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk/

Distance from Newlands:

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End of the Road Festival

When: 4th to 6 September

Where: Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset

In a nutshell: Music and comedy including Saint Etienne, Surjan Stevens, Django Django.

Cost: £6 to £195

Website: www.endoftheroadfestival.com

Distance from Newlands: 1 hr 5 minutes

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Bridport Hat Festival

When: 5th September

Where: Bridport, Dorset

In a nutshell: Hats and family fun.

Cost: Free

Website: www.bridporthatfest.org

Distance from Newlands: 13 minutes

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Swanage Folk Festival

When: 11th to 13th September

Where: Swanage, Dorset

In a nutshell:  Folk, Dance and Children’s Events.

Cost: Free to £130

Website: www.swanagefolkfestival.com

Distance from Newlands: 1 hr 10 minutes

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Swanage & Purbeck Walking Festival

When: 19th to 26th September

Where: Swanage, Dorset

In a nutshell: Walks and Guided tours of the local area.

Cost: Free

Website: www.swanagefolkfestival.com

Distance from Newlands:1 hr 10 minutes

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Lyme Regis Arts Festival

When: 19th to 27th September

Where: Lyme Regis, Dorset

In a nutshell: Art Festival by artists and the community in Lyme Regis.

Cost: Free to £60

Website: www.lymeregisartsfest.com

Distance from Newlands: 7 minutes

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Eggardon Kite Festival

When: 20th September

Where: Eggardon Hill, Bridport – Dorset

In a nutshell: Bring a Kite.

Cost: Free

Website:www.westbay.co.uk/events/eggardon-kite-festival.php

Distance from Newlands: 25 minutes

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