Wilkswood Reggae Festival
Rescheduled dates for 2022 announced
Wilkswood Reggae 2022 to take place from Friday July 22nd to Sunday 24th July.
After a meeting this week with the site owners, artists, security and council officials, we are chuffed to confirm that the rescheduled Wilkswood Reggae Festival will be going ahead from from Friday July 22nd to Sunday 24th July 2022 at Wilkswood Farm, Swanage.
Same quality line-up
The festival will promise you the same quality line-up with the majority of already-confirmed artists agreeing to sign up for the 2022 event. To make things a bit more exciting the festival organisers are aiming to add some extra high quality reggae acts to the final line-up. We will make these announcements as they get confirmed and keep you up-to-date with the final line-up over the next year.
When the going gets tough…
It’s been a tough two years for all of us and Wilkswood Reggae has been no different. We had to postpone in 2020 due to the event date being in the middle of last summer’s lockdown. This year we had to do likewise when the extension of lockdown restrictions from June 21st to July 19th were announced; with the lack of any firm guarantees or financial support, the organisers were left with no choice but to postpone and live to fight another day.
We are immensely grateful to all ticket holders that have agreed to roll their tickets over to the rescheduled dates. The vast majority have agreed to roll their tickets over to next year’s event. We appreciate that this has not been easy financially for many of you but your support has safeguarded the future of the festival and has meant we can can continue to bring you the very best reggae acts in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK.
All tickets still held for either the 2020 or 2021 festival will automatically become valid for 2022. You do not need to do anything as all current tickets will automatically roll over. And, as a special thank you to all ticket holders for sticking with us, your tickets will also be valid for an extra day’s entertainment (plus a night’s camping) on Thursday July 21st. There will be live acts, sound systems as well as food and drink stalls and you will have the festival site to yourselves before the rest of the weekend campers arrive.
Carnival in the Barn
On top of this, the Wilkswood Team are also organising a special event to be held over the weekend of this summer’s August Bank Holiday. The Carnival in the Barn will feature three separate events taking place on Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th August. Each event will be limited to 500 people and will feature a live sound system throughout the day in the main barn plus a night’s camping so you don’t have to go home too early. Concessionary rates will be available to current ticket holders. Expect further details to be announced very soon.
Thank you all agin from the bottom of our hearts. This is as much your festival as ours and we really couldn’t (or wouldn’t) do this without you all.
Till we all meet again for some peace, dub and harmony in the woods by the sea.
The Wilkswood Reggae Team