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Wilkswood Reggae Festival 2023

Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 July 2024

Four Days of Sweet, Sweet Reggae Music

+ Four Days of Camping in the Dorset Countryside

The Wilkswood Reggae Festival 2024

Held in the stunning Purbeck countryside in Langton Matravers on the outskirts of Swanage in Dorset, the Wilkswood Reggae Festival presents FOUR days of reggae and FOUR nights camping in the woods by the sea from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 2024.

Live on the Main Stage:
Johnny Clarke · General Levy + Joe Ariwa
Mad Professor · Zion Train
Shniece + Run Come Down
Aleighcia Scott · Dub Princess + Hotsteppas
Amarra + Askala Selassie + Robotiks

Live in the Soundsystem Arena with their own handbuilt rigs:
Iration Steppas · Sinai Sound

Wilkswood Reggae Festival 2024

Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 July

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Sweet, Sweet Reggae Music in the Purbeck Countryside

The Wilkswood Roots Reggae Festival has been presenting some of the best UK and international roots, dub, lovers, ska and ragga artists since 2016. Previous headliners on the main stage have included Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Mad Professor, Dennis Bovell, General Levy, Brinsley Forde, Twinkle Brothers, Tippa Irie, Mikey General, Joe Ariwa, Earl Sixteen, Carroll Thompson, Janet Kay and Festus Coxsone.

Both the Main Stage and the Jah Spirit Soundsystem Stage are under cover so the music carries on whatever the weather. Elsewhere there’s a chillout zone, street food stalls (including a Jamaican jerk barbecue, wood-fired pizza and vegetarian/vegan food), the main bar serving draught beer and ice cold lager and the Rumshak’s infamous rum cocktails; we’re still trying to work out what the ‘magic ingredient’ is but they taste great and get you dancing!

The Wilkswood Roots Reggae Festival is a family-friendly festival and there is plenty to keep your little ragamuffins entertained including a dedicated kid’s field and a wooded clearing featuring storytelling and music. To encourage the whole family to come along, we offer reduced prices for children up to the age of 17 and under-3s are free!

Organised by Hard Way Productions (formed by members of Bournemouth’s Dubheart/Countryman collective), the festival takes place over three days at Wilkswood Farm in Langton Matravers and the ticket price includes full admission and camping for three nights. There is a glamping field with pre-pitched tents and campervans and caravans are welcome (for a small additional fee).

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Glamp it up at Wilkswood Reggae Festival

Stay in glamping luxury at the Wilkswood Reggae Festival courtesy of New Forest Bell Tents. With two sizes of bell tents for either three or five people, you and your crew can be comfortable, snug and chilled out for all four nights of the festival.

Each fully-erected bell tent has a zipped-in ground sheet and has camp beds included (your choice of a mix of singles or doubles). Single beds are supplied with an insulated roll mat and doubles are supplied with a self-inflating mat. also included are rugs and entrance mat, coffee table, a LED lantern, bunting and solar festoon lights on the exterior.

Upgrades are available when booking including bedding, power packs, deck chairs, a fire bowl, giant beanbags and even a tealight chandelier. You can choose three nights hire or, if you have also purchased the Bonus Thursday ticket, four nights. Click the appropriate button below to book your tent and configure your extras.

Please note: Glamping Hire does not include the festival ticket and these will have to be purchased separately on the TICKETS page.