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Wessex Folk Festival is on the lookout for volunteers to help make this Summer’s event a success.

Volunteers are needed to carry out a range of tasks, including stewarding and selling programmes, at the music and dance festival that takes place on June 3 and 4 around Weymouth quayside. As one of the leading free festivals in the country, Wessex Folk Festival depends on volunteers for its success.

Sharon Scurlock, the festival’s Volunteer Co-Ordinator, explains: “Volunteers are critical to what we’re looking to do in so many different roles, to keep everyone safe and to help the festival run smoothly. We’re looking for people to assist and direct visitors around the site, collect donations to help assure the future of the festival, sell programmes and other merchandise, like badges, and just generally help out wherever they’re needed.”

Anyone who can spare a few hours over the weekend should email or complete a form on the festival’s website at

The Wessex Folk Festival takes place over the weekend of June 3 and 4 with music on two stages and morris dancing and street traders along the south side of Weymouth harbour. Merry Hell, Trials of Cato, Reg Meuross and Gaz Brookfield are among the musicians appearing and the festival is free.