THE Purbeck Valley Folk Festival has been nominated in three categories at the prestigious UK Festival Awards 2017.

The popular festival held every August is now counting on your vote as they compete for Best Small Festival, Best Family Festival and Grass Roots Festival Award.

This year saw a bumper weekend that was bursting at the seams with headline acts and family fun in the hillside surroundings near Corfe Castle. The festival saw performances from Badly Drawn Boy, Turin Brakes, Ben Ottewell from Gomez and Michele Stodart from The Magic Numbers.

This Is The Kit, Martha Tilston, Kathryn Williams and The Ben Waters Band also performed.

Organiser, Catherine Burke says: “I love this festival because we are musicians. There is so much brilliant music, a fabulous venue at Purbeck Valley Farm and best of all, a wonderful feeling among people who are here to celebrate the music. We had such a brilliant festival this year and it was probably our best yet!”

Catherine added: “We had a lot of comments telling us to not grow any bigger. Don't worry, we have no plans to! We don't need awards to tell us what a lovely festival we have, but we're delighted to have been nominated for three different awards at the UK Festival Awards this year, so please vote for us.”

The closing date to vote is October 23, so be quick and visit the website Tickets for the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 2018 go on general sale on Friday, October 27 with headline acts to be announced over the coming months.