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! Acts are still being announced – 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. EARLY BIRD WEEKEND TICKETS ARE ONLY £45! 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 or a birthday greeting in the programme! Visit the SHOP to view all the options.