NOBODY does festivals and events like North Dorset does and here we’ve selected what we consider to be the 17 best, chosen to reflect the sheer diversity and class of festivals in the region. Not all will go ahead this year – but many of those that don’t have already announced dates for 2022, so put them in your diary too. Meanwhile, do please support and enjoy the events that are making so much effort to bring you pleasure.
Enjoy your abbreviated summer of festivals – we’ll see you soon!
- Visit Dorset: What’s on in Dorset calendar
The festival takes place at Charisworth Farm, near Blandford, and has grown steadily since it started in 2011, raising money for children’s cancer charity Teddy 20. It has attracted some huge names: 2018 headliners were Feeder and Ash and, in 2019, The Darkness and The Zutons. In 2020 and 2021, The Amazons and Fratellis were booked to appear.
The event has raised £367,000 over the years for the charity. The festival is named after Ted Newton, who died aged just 10 from a rare bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. When last staged, tickets cost £70 for the weekend (or from £92 including a tent pitch). The 2022 dates are April 29- May 1. All tickets purchased for 2020 and 2021 remain valid for next year.