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New Forest Folk Festival July 2018

July 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - July 8, 2018 @ 11:59 pm

Everything you need to know to make your visit relaxing & enjoyable


Ward Thomas, Steeleye Span, Feast of Fiddles, Little Johnny England, CoCo and the Butterfields, Tradarr, Burgess, Nicol, Kemp, Chris Leslie, Julie Felix, Gilmore & Roberts, Dean Friedman, Hunter Muskett, Oxford Fiddle Group, Fraser Nimmo, Reg Meuross, Green Diesel, Edwina Hayes, Matt Black, The Gerry Colvin Band, Winter Wilson, Southampton Ukulele Jam, Polly Morris, Tenderlore and our resident Poets Lines & Squares


Wednesday meet & greet arrival 12pm
Arena opens at 6pm and closes 11.30pm

If you are planning to camp why not join us a day early on Wednesday? Come along and meet new friends or reunite with those you met last year.

The campsite will open at 12.00pm and arena open from 6.00pm. Highlights for this evening include Morris Dancers and sing-around’s plus a barbeque around the bar/workshop marquee area,

Thursday arena opens at 10am and closes 11.30pm

Thursday will be a full day again centred around the bar/workshop Fringe marquee with sing-around’s, and local bands

Friday/Saturday/Sunday arena opens at 10am and closes 11.30pm

Three days full of music from the main stage, and workshops from the Fringe


Situated on our own farm, facilities are provided for on-site camping, motor-homes and caravans at £5 per night per pitch, please note there is running water but no showers or electrical hookups.

Parking for non-campers is free and well-trained dogs are also welcome, as are the plastic bags that accompany them!!

Home cooked food will be served from our cafe from 11.00am to 22.00pm each day

Our bar is open from 11.00am – 23.30 pm each day.

Already labelled as one of the friendliest of festivals we intend to keep that image with home-cooking, local crafts-folk and much more.


Q. Where is it?

A. On the A36 between Salisbury and Southampton, 6 miles from Romsey

Q. What time do the gates open?

A. Daily at 10.00 am with performances starting at mid-day

Q. Are there any parking facilities?

A. Yes, parking is free with access from Sherfield English Road

Q. Where is the nearest railway station?

A. The nearest station is Romsey


Q. Are children welcome?

A. Yes but there are no children’s entertainment on offer

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Yes, dogs are welcome except in the eating areas and they must be kept on a lead at all times.

Q. Can I bring foldup chairs, wind breaks or gazebos?

A. Fold up chairs are allowed but wind shields or gazebos cannot be brought into the festival arena. And don’t forget your flags!

Q. Can I bring alcohol?

A. Yes but not into or out of the arena. In line with our police conditions we cannot allow alcohol to be brought into and taken out of the arena and there is a Challenge 25 policy operating at the bar

Q. Can I bring glass into the arena?

A. Glass is not allowed in the arena


Q. When is the site open/closed?

A From noon on Wednesday until noon on Monday.

Q. Can I park my car next to my tent?

A. Yes

Q. Are there toilet facilities (including disabled facilities) on the camp site?

A. Yes

Q. Can I have a barbeque or fire at the camp site?

A. Open fires, sky lanterns, flares and burning lamps are not permitted.

Any dangerous equipment will be condemned by the festival safety team and may be confiscated.

Q. Is there a water supply on the campsite?

A. Yes


Q. What about disabled facilities?

A. For those that are not camping there is a disabled parking area adjacent to the festival entrance. On arrival please let the stewards know that you are disabled and they will direct you to the parking area.

Q. How accessible is the site for the disabled?

A. All access. Disabled toilet facilities are available for the festival and disabled campers will be situated close to disabled toilets on the campsite.

Q. Is there a separate viewing area for the disabled?

A. No

For more information on booking and our disabled policy click here


Powells Farm
Winchester, SO51 6EE GB + Google Map

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