Peace, dub & harmony
in the woods by the sea.
July 20th – 22nd 2018
Wilkswood Reggae Festival features live music, soundsystems, selectors, deejays, acoustic acts, poets & comedians.
The Wilkswood Reggae Festival 2018
Welcome to the Wilkswood Reggae Festival website. Held in the lush, green Purbeck countryside on the outskirts of Swanage in Dorset, the third Wilkswood Reggae Festival will take place from Friday July 20th to Sunday July 22nd 2018.
This year sees reggae legends, pioneers and flag bearers from the UK and abroad perform across three stages. Acts confirmed so far are a Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Mad Professor double header, General Levy & Joe Ariwa, Earl Sixteen & Carroll Thompson, Mikey General, Chainska Brassika, Dubheart, Don Fe, Prince Jamo and Gaz Mayall’s Rockin’ Blues. There are additional performance and soundsystem stages, street food stalls (including the famous Jerkshak Caribbean cuisine and a wood-fired pizza van) and bars serving ice cold Red Stripe, craft ales, local cider and rum cocktails!
2018 TICKETS SELLING FAST!
Just £120 for full adult festival admission & three nights camping.
£60 for under-17s, £20 for under-13s & under-3s go FREE!
Early Bird Tickets SOLD OUT
THERE ARE NO DAY TICKETS
AVAILABLE FOR THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL.
Don’t be waiting in vain – book your tickets today!
Highlights from Wilkswood Reggae Festival 2017
Check out the official video from 2017 capturing some of the acts, atmosphere and ambience that makes the makes the festival so special.
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Peace dub & harmony in the woods by the sea!
The Wilkswood Reggae Festival is first and foremost a family-friendly festival and there is plenty to keep the kids entertained with a dedicated play area, the leafy Dingly Dell featuring storytelling and music and the hugely popular hay bale castle. To encourage the family atmosphere, we offer reduced prices for children up to the age of 17 and under-threes are free!
Organised by Dubwood Productions – a joint enterprise between the Scott Arms pub in Kingston and Bournemouth’s Dubheart collective – the festival takes place at Wilkswood Farm and ticket price includes full admission and camping for three nights.
Get set for a double dose of dub dynamics at this year’s Wilkswood Reggae Festival when the legendary Lee Scratch Perry and the pioneering Mad Professor go head-to-head on Sunday night, July 22nd 2018.
General Levy and Joe Ariwa will be causing seismic shockwaves throughout the Dorset countryside with their unique fusion of high octane dancehall and sonic dub headlining the main stage at Wilkswood Reggae 2018 on Saturday July 21st.