SWANAGE Folk Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a bumper line-up. 

The three-day festival, held between September 9 to 11, will have music and dance workshops too. 

The multi-talented Seth Lakeman headlines on Saturday night and, on Friday evening, festival favourites Oysterband will kick things off.  

Foot-stomping folk band Sheelanagig will be closing the festival with their own brand of gypsy funk on Sunday. 

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Banter, Faustus, Man the Lifeboats, Tinderbox, Mother Ukers, Monkey See Monkey Do, Wareham Whalers and The Magpies are just some of the other guests appearing. 

There are free marquee concerts on Saturday and Sunday afternoons with food and drink available on the main site at Sandpit Field which also hosts the craft fair.  

More than 60 dance sides will be performing around the town during the weekend and, this year, there is a Mad Hatters Competition that will be raising money for Ukraine with all entry donations matched by the festival. 

Singers will also be performing around the town. 

Margaret Tyrer, folk festival chair, said: “We have really pushed the boat out this year, as it is our anniversary, and we really hope that people will come and help us celebrate.”