Wilkswood Reggae Festival JULY 2024

🗓️ Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st July 2024

Dubbed by the team as ‘Notting Hill Carnival by the sea’, this intimate little festival brings the sound of roots, reggae, dub and ska to the heart of the Purbeck countryside.

Set on a farm just outside Swanage, Wilkswood is in a beautiful, rural spot just off the main road between Corfe Castle and Swanage.

Here’s a flavour of what to expect:

The festival’s Main Stage and Jah Spirit Soundsystem Stage are under cover, so the music can carry on whatever the weather.

There’s also a chill out zone, and a dedicated kids’ field and woodland clearing, with storytelling and music sessions held across the weekend.

Wilkswood Reggae Festival is family-friendly, with discounted ticket prices for children up to the age of 17 and under 3s go free.

Headliners for 2024 include Mad Professor, Iration Steppas and festival Dub Princess & Hotsteppas.

For line-up announcements keep an eye on the festival website’s news: wilkswoodreggae.com

Food & drink

There’ll be a range of street food stalls on offer, including a Jamaican jerk BBQ, wood-fired pizza and vegetarian/vegan options.

The main bar has all the usual draft beers and lagers, plus rum cocktails, and there’s plenty of soft drink options too, including fresh fruit juices, tea and coffee.


Choose from either day tickets or weekend tickets, which include on-site camping.

You can also spread the cost of your ticket by paying by instalments.

Check out the different ticket tiers and pricing on the festival website: wilkswoodrootsreggaefestival.co.uk/tickets/

Volunteer at the festival – and get free entry!

If you fancy volunteering across the weekend you’ll not only meet a bunch of great people, but you’ll enjoy free entry to the whole festival, plus a free meal voucher for each shift.

Volunteers also benefit from a dedicated campsite area, with free showers and hot drinks in the volunteer chill-out area.

As a thankyou, you’ll also receive a free Wilkswood Reggae Crew t-shirt from the team.

To sign up for volunteering you must be over 18 and fill in a quick application form: wilkswoodreggae.com/volunteer-application-form/