Peace, dub & harmony
in the woods by the sea.
July 19th – 21st 2019
The Wilkswood Reggae Festival 2019
Welcome to the Wilkswood Reggae Festival website. Held in the lush, green Purbeck countryside on the outskirts of Swanage in Dorset, the fourth Wilkswood Reggae Festival will take place from Friday July 19th to Sunday July 21st 2019.
Previous year’s festivals have seen reggae legends, pioneers and flag bearers from the UK and abroad perform across three stages. Previous headliners on the main stage have included Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Mad Professor, General Levy & Joe Ariwa, Earl Sixteen & Carroll Thompson, Mikey General, Brinsley ‘Aswad’ Forde, Janet Kay, Tippa Irie and Festus Coxsone.
There are two additional performance and soundsystem stages, a chillout zone, late-night Shebeen, street food stalls (including the famous Jerkshak Caribbean cuisine and a wood-fired pizza van) and bars serving ice cold Red Stripe, craft ales, local cider and rum cocktails!
Peace, dub & harmony in the woods by the sea!
The Wilkswood Reggae Festival is first and foremost a family-friendly festival and there is plenty to keep the kids entertained with a dedicated play area, the leafy Dingly Dell featuring storytelling and music and the hugely popular hay bale castle. To encourage the family atmosphere, we offer reduced prices for children up to the age of 17 and under-threes are free!
Organised by Dubwood Productions – a joint enterprise between the Scott Arms pub in Kingston and Bournemouth’s Dubheart collective – the festival takes place at Wilkswood Farm and ticket price includes full admission and camping for three nights.