The Wessex Folk Festival (abbreviated WFF) is an event that takes place every summer in the southern English county of Dorset. Run as a non-profit organisation, the festival has now become a tradition which has endured for many years. The festival consists of several events of the same kind that are organised all over the United Kingdom.
When the organisation receives funds from all different sponsors, the income invested in conducting the festival in the succeeding year. In this way, this folk tradition in Weymouth has been kept alive until the present day.
Certain aspects of the festival are briefly pointed out here. A knowledge of the history of folk music and dance in England will help the reader find out the origins of these festivals, which take place in many other locations all over and even outside the country. By understanding the importance of this kind of music in the UK one can have an idea of how these festivals still keep up with the constant changes that music undergoes over time.
Besides, an insight into the festival as it is practiced nowadays can provide the reader with a good knowledge on how these events developed over the years. Later, there will be a quick overview of the music performances.
The Morris dance is a complementary part of the folk music and art, on its own and remains as one of the main audiovisual attractions of the festival. A general idea of how English pubs operate, and heir importance in the success of the festivals over the years, will help clarify certain other aspects also. The trade stalls that exchange, repair, buy and sell merchandise, are another feature of the festival experience.
The WWF 2017, will be conducted during the first weekend of June.