Welcome to the Party!
This year's Party In The Paddock is looking even bigger and better than last year, with a great selection of the very best local bands, some of the UK's leading tribute bands and big screen football matches. Held in Wimborne Minster, Dorset over the folk festival weekend of 10, 11, 12 June 2016, the paddock is definitely the place to be this summer!
Live Music Line-Up
Have a glance at the paddock's biggest line-up, including the return of Coldplace!
Let's Get Social
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Wimborne's Biggest Bar
After hearing your feedback, we've got more bars, more staff and more beer!
Grab some Food
Enjoy top quality food from Sorrels and challenge yourself with a Folkie Burger.
Big Screen Football
Make the most of the Euro Championships with Big Screen Football at the paddock!
For the first time this year, we're recruiting staff to keep up with high demand!
Make the Paddock the place to be!
We are aware that for some of you friends, top bands, a great atmosphere and a quiet tipple is enough to make your weekend. However, for a few others the fact that the Euro 2016 Championships are being played at the same time is also of interest. So once again we have the top line up of bands on the main stage and a separate 11 square metre outside screen set up for those who might also want to see how England get on against Russia (and Wales vs Slovakia). To complement this we are also setting up 3 more bars, one of which will be a wine bar for those with more continental tastes. Add Sorrels famous festival cuisine with the legendary Folkie Burger and it is game on!
So we have some new bands, some local bands and some top tribute bands, have a look at their links on the Music Page and see what a treat we have in store for you. To see just one of these top bands locally would cost you more than our whole weekend ticket! For those with families again there will also be Children's Entertainment throughout the Saturday and Sunday afternoons 1pm - 5 pm.
There are now 5 Bars on site offering refreshment to the few of you that are thirsty!
Friday 7pm - 12am
Saturday 12pm - 12am
Sunday 12pm - 6pm
All of this and we've still kept the ticket price amazingly low;-
- A three-day weekend pass is only £15!
- Friday is £8
- Saturday is £3 (only on the gate) until 4pm, then £8 from 4pm onwards
- Sunday is £3
Once again we recommend that you purchase your weekend or day tickets in advance remembering that we sold out last year! Get them early to avoid disappointment from Square Records, Wimborne or Buy Tickets Online via our website. N.B. U18's are free but must be accompanied by a responsible over 23 year old adult.
Enjoy the party, have a great time but please be aware of local residents when leaving the party, keep the noise down and act sensibly!