Support Us

Want to see your company banner on this stage? Get in touch to talk to us about sponsorship opportunities.

Throughout its thirty year history, Fatea Magazine and the activities it supports have been run as a not for profit. Many of Fatea’s activities are completely free, whilst those that incur a charge are only to cover costs and any surpluses reinvested in supporting the music scene. As part of the 30 year celebrations, Fatea looking to transform its paper archive into a digital one to facilitate academic research into independent acoustic music. The Fatea Showcase Sessions Downloads, each one a unique collaboration between Fatea and the artists on the download, have recently been taken into the British Library Sound Archive. The Fatea Showcase Sessions are downloaded around the world and give many artists a lead into radio play and other opportunities to get their music heard. There are no buyons for the Fatea Showcase Sessions they are uniquely merit based and influenced by the recordings and live reviews that come through the Fatea office.

Fatea’s 30th Birthday Bash is a not for profit venture, run by volunteers. We are committed to making live music accessible by keeping tickets at an affordable price. We have long been champions of paying musicians a fair price for their performances but in order to achieve all of this we will need the help and support of sponsors, advertisers, patrons and friends.

There are a number of ways in which you can help:

  • Sponsor the whole festival, a stage, the open mic. The appearance fee of an artist, the flyer printing, the stage banners… Special packages available for key festival partners.
  • Take an advert in the souvenir programme.
  • Buy a ticket, buy some merch!
  • Buy a non-attendance ticket if you’re not able to come but still want to receive a souvenir programme and lanyard.
  • Buy a birthday greeting in the souvenir programme.
  • Donate hard cash!

Take a look at the Merch page for the goodies on offer for you to purchase.

Email us at for more information on sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

With thanks to our sponsors

Huge thanks to our key festival sponsor Atkins Bland.

Webshop development and hosting from
Open Door Internet
Craft Gin Showcase sponsored by Fevertree  Contact us for sponsorship opportunities.

Atkins Bland is a medium sized independent financial adviser specialising in asset allocation advice linked to investment, pension and tax planning. They are based in Ferndown, Dorset but have clients all over Britain. With around 25 staff, including 6 fully qualified advisers and ideally placed to provide the perfect mixture of personal service and professionalism.

Their core service is the provision of individual, bespoke financial planning solutions. This is structured around an ongoing advice processes focussed on clients rather than customers and is driven by comprehensive in-house research and analysis.

With thanks to friends of the festival

Brian Harries and Wimborne Minster Folk Festival committee Paul Burke of Bournemouth Folk Club, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival and Folk on the Quay