One of the reasons for the Fatea 30th Birthday Bash, as well as celebrating the success of the magazine over the years, was to raise funds to digitise the Fatea Archive so that the physical archive can be donated to the British Library.

Rebekah Findlay, who designed this year’s Fatea Showcase Sessions Sleeves, has created limited edition signed prints of a compilation of all four sleeve designs. In total there will be four artist’s proofs and twenty-five fine art prints.

Rebekah has generously donated the original print (Artist Proof No.1) to be sold by blind auction to help raise funds for the digitisation project.

The print will go to the supplier of the highest bid when the bids are reviewed on December 1st and will be sent to the winner once the payment has been confirmed.

To enter the blind auction simply mail auction@fatea.co.uk with your bid and a contact phone number. You may bid as many times as you like. Your details will not be shared with anyone and you will receive confirmation that your bid has arrived followed by a single email at the end of the auction.

The print is 2ft(61cm) square, numbered and signed by the artist.

Rebekah Findlay is an artist and musician who has recorded under her own name and as a session player with a number of performers. Her artwork can be found on a number of album sleeves as well as on walls up and down the country. More of her artwork can be found at http://www.rebekahfindlay.co.uk/galleries


Show of Hands Steve Knightley and Phil Beer will be popping in to the festival on Saturday lunch time for a short guest appearance around 12pm!

PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE MAJOR ROADWORKS ON THE A338 INTO BOURNEMOUTH. Delays of up to 90 minutes have been reported. If you are travelling by road this weekend please allow plenty of time.

This year Fatea Magazine turns 30 and we are organising a festival to celebrate! On 

2nd and 3rd November we will be taking over Bournemouth’s historic and characterful Shelley Theatre to run a not-for-profit festival showcasing a wealth of rising artists, alongside a number of established stars.

More than a folk festival! Fatea Magazine features all genres of acoustic music, and we have tried to reflect that in the line up. Yes, we have folk music, traditional and contemporary, but we also have singer-songwriters, humorous acts, a touch of Americana, a little bit of the blues, and an award winning instrumental duo. Many of our artists are former Fatea Award winners and nominees. Several are also BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners and nominees. Check out the LINE UP page for details of who’s playing!  Sign up to the mailing list to be the first to read the latest news!

Music will run over two stages on Friday evening and all day Saturday. There will also be sessions, workshops and an open mic running on the Saturday so don’t forget to bring your instruments! Hot food will be available all day and there will be stalls to peruse outside the venue, with a Hobgoblin Music stand inside. Check the WHAT’S ON page for all the details.

Thanks to everyone who entered Fatea Future Star for a chance to win one of two spots on the main stages at the festival on Saturday 3 November. The competition is now closed and the winners have been announced. Details here

Fatea has long been a champion of artists being paid their worth, and we are proud to say that every artist will be offered a professional fee for their performance. But we are also committed to keeping ticket prices at an affordable level, so we need your help in funding this festival. In addition to purchasing your tickets early, you can also support us by making a donation, buying merchandise, taking an advert in the programme or even sponsoring the festival. Head over to the SUPPORT US page for more details. Not able to make the festival? Don’t despair, you can still support us by purchasing a non-attendance ticket! Visit the SHOP to view all the options.

With huge thanks to our partner sponsor Atkins Bland.