Whirl-y-Fayre is like no other, the biggest and best little festival where every element blends together to create a unique vibration sustained by love, laughter and one stage music programming. Connected by Whirl-y-Gig’s DJ Monkey Pilot, artists contribute to one flowing trip perfect in time and situation, musicians of all ages and places, music of all styles and genres.

The ninth Whirl-y-Fayre will be a new beginning and the most significant reboot since our inception. We have refocused on what we do best and boosted it to create a new stronger vision of the legendary Whirl-y-Gig club experience. Over a summer weekend in a secluded field with all round views of the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, you can expect a big change with regard to venue space. We have two well built adjacent barns connected by an open air hard surface. One will be the main stage dance space and the other will form the Bar and Cafe chillout area with small stage. Together they provide an intimate and almost ideal club environment with dynamic and acoustic benefits. We are planning for drop toilets, separate campervan waste tanks and for the first time ever at the Fayre, showers!
This year we have extended the Breakfast Sessions to aid our morning wake-up with masters of the art of acoustic psychedelia Martin Cradick (Baka Beyond) and Mazlyn Jones, space shaman Whitedove, vibes of the Fae with India Blue and Mary the Faery , plus the sweet sounds of Bossa Bandits. We have also extended the Whirl-y-Gig Live Extravaganza with legends , Banco de Gaia, BCee, Laughing Buddha, Mandala, Tripswitch and ZubZub, rising stars Mista Trick, Fire In Her Eyes, Tor.Ma In Dub, new discoveries Ink Project, ShaMANoid, Subset and finally, forever favourites Kangaroo Moon. If you are not yet ready for bed after all this dancing, we have introduced all the fun of the Silent Disco with Chrisieed, Mattana, Ron Speed and Woodzee. Happy happenings include the Tipi Lodge with healing garden, Energy Collective, Magical Mystery Tent (run by Mark Making Theatre), Krafty Kids Tent plus workshops and of course the welcoming Fire Circle. When all is finally done, we can raise a cheer at the After Party with the joyous DJ Tee.

Whirl-y-Fayre is more than just a small festival and more than just a dance event. From beyond the realms of ordinary reality it connects with the sublime and the magic of life. Whirl-y-Fayre is a beautiful gem, a global dance event with humanity at heart, where we connect with earth sun, moon and each other. Voted ‘Best Family Festival’ by readers of Green Parent magazine and finalist in the NOEA Small Event of the Year Awards, Whirl-y-Fayre is recognised as a heart-warming event where close friendships blossom and new discoveries flourish. It is an event difficult to describe, a moment difficult to miss.
It is where we can be free!




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