Tolpuddle Festival

Tolpuddle Festival

Starts from: 17th December 2016

Start Time 13:00

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Tolpuddle Festival, Dorset

Every year in July, thousands of people to enjoy the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival. It is a weekend of family entertainment, stalls, political debate, comedy, music and a grand procession through the village. I am really chuffed to be playing this festival. My Dad was a Union Man before he retired, and the stories of the people involved have stayed with me always.

The tiny Dorset village has been a place of pilgrimage for trade unionists and socialists ever since the Martyrs’ came home in triumph.Every July thousands of people come to Tolpuddle to celebrate trade unionism and to remember the sacrifice made by the six farm workers of the village.

It has a fabulous atmosphere with a vibrant mix of political debate, speeches, music to suit all tastes, poetry, comedy, stalls and lots of entertainment for children.

The Festival starts on the Friday and the weekend camping is usually sold out so book early. The Sunday – the traditional rally day – attracts lots of people from all over the country.

Ticket Type Total Tickets Tickets Deadline Price
Weekend Festival Pass AVAILABLE -- £35 per adult
Children Under 5 AVAILABLE -- FREE
Children 5-15 AVAILABLE -- £5
Friday Festival Pass AVAILABLE -- £12 per adult
Saturday Festival Pass AVAILABLE -- £25 per adult
Parking for weekend pass holders -- -- £5
  • The prices depend upon when you plan to arrive and whether you intend to camp, bring a camper van, stay locally or just come for a short visit. There are discount rates for children and free-entry for under-fives.
  • The Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival isn't run like a commercial festival and relies upon lots of voluneers and the generosity of unions and allies. The TUC covers the rest of the costs. In commercial terms the festival doesn't work and the more successful it has become the more costs rise. To help cover costs, there is a modest fee for the Friday and Saturday.
  • No entry on Friday and Saturday without a valid wristband pass.
  • The traditional Sunday Rally Day is open to all and free. Please respect the Festival and the local community by using the car parks.
  • The area for camping is restricted and will fill to capacity. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Tolpuddle Festival
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