The 2023 Swanage Blues Festival is set to be a special event. Over the course of this weekend extravaganza, a host of blues musicians descend on Swanage for a varied programme of live music and entertainment, including open mic nights and electric jams. Headliners are yet to be announced, but if previous years are anything to go by you’re in for a treat!
5th – 8th October 2023
Music festival in Swanage
Every year Swanage plays host to an impressive array of live music performances, with something for everyone to enjoy. The Blues Festival brings together some of the UK’s best musicians for a weekend of singing, dancing and spending quality time with family and friends.
There are typically 60 gigs across 15 venues as well as buskers dotted around the town. There’s a fantastic atmosphere as you pop in and out of venues to catch your favourite artists and grab a bite to eat or drink.
Visiting musicians are invited to collaborate and make music together. All abilities are welcome from beginners to professionals.
You will need to purchase a wristband to gain entry to venues included in the festival. With these you can listen to a wide variety of acts. Swanage Blues Festival is widely considered the best of its kind in the country and visitors return to enjoy the delights year on year.
Visit the Swanage Blues Festival website for up to date info.
Places to stay
Ulwell Holiday Park is perfectly placed to make the most of Swanage Blues Festival. It’s just a short walk or taxi ride into town from our camping and caravan site with deluxe caravan holiday homes. Our self-catering accommodation is well-equipped and comfortable – the perfect retreat at the end of a long day of music. There’s a fantastic bar and restaurant on site for delicious meals as well as indoor swimming pool and shop.