Welcome to Bridport Folk Festival 2019! 26th, 27th, 28th July! Info being added all the time now!
Bridport Folk Festival 2019!
A message from the Festival Director Chris Deacon
“ We are delighted to confirm that the Bridport Folk Festival will continue next year with yet another exciting line up. As you would expect, Festivals of this size require dedicated volunteers and we can only praise the work of all those who participated and gave their time so freely this year. We couldn’t have asked more of our brilliant team of volunteers who willingly undertook a range of tasks with enthusiasm and good humour and sincerely hope they will be returning in 2019 ! On a personal note I wish to thank the committee members who were the powerhouse of the festival organisation, excelling themselves beyond expectations. On their behalf, I extend our thanks to all those wonderful people who helped us achieve a successful Festival, not just from those volunteers but also from the commercial sector who were keen to sponsor the Festival. 2019 will see us raise the bar and endeavour to maintain our status as the best new festival on the circuit. We can only achieve this however with the continued support of volunteers, sponsors and the Townspeople of Bridport. Bridport is a very special place and is deserving of its status as Dorset’s Eventful Town. This title being due in no small measure to the Town Council and it’s officers and staff to whom we are deeply indebted as without them Bridport Folk Festival would not exist”.
Despite the disastrous weather at the end of July that blighted the Festivals’ main event resulting in a small financial loss, the Committee decided they were able to make a significant contribution to DASAA being their chosen charity and did so with the presentation of a cheque for the sum of £1000. This was only possible due to many fundraising events undertaken earlier in the year including the contributions from local Folk Musicians that regularly busked in support of the festival.
Pictured below are the representatives from the committee presenting the cheque for £1000 ( Michele Read, Ian Cox, Helen Goldman and Chris Deacon )
If you have talents, skills, trades or just want to come and make a worthwhile contribution and help make this exciting festival better, then please do join our team of lively spirited volunteers and helpers. If you can spare just a small bit of time over the festival then we would love to hear from you! bridportfolkfestival.com/volunteers-and-stewarding.html
Bridport Folk Festival 2019. Music, dancing, singing, workshops, songwriting, events, morris, clog, rapper, food, drink, stalls, ceilidh, strict and social dancing, story telling, mummas play, may pole and much more!