Swanage Jazz Festival

2023 dates to be confirmed

Swanage’s annual jazz festival is a firm favourite in the town’s busy events calendar, returning each year with over 40 bands performing live across three days.

From free fringe outdoor concerts and performances in local pubs & hotels, to main ticketed events at venues including Swanage’s Mowlem Theatre, the town comes alive with the sound of jazz.

Typically, there are daytime and evening performances from both local and national musicians, with a parade along Shore Road on the Saturday and a grand festival finale on the Sunday.

Ticket information

  • Weekend stroller £98
  • Day stroller (Saturday or Sunday) – £65
  • Jazz train & concert – £17
  • Simon Spillett Big Band – £10

(2022 price list & information)

For full festival information and snapshots of past performances visit the Swanage Jazz Festival website, where you can also buy tickets when they are released.

Volunteer – and visit for free!

Volunteers are always welcome at Swanage Jazz Festival, with the excellent added bonus of enjoying free entry to all venues, capacity allowing.

Volunteer steward t-shirt, Swanage Jazz Festival

Volunteer with Swanage Jazz Festival

Duties are straightforward, with no experience necessary – you simply need to be a presence on the door and check wristbands.

Volunteering at the jazz festival’s a social affair, so expect to meet some great new people and enjoy an end-of-festival BBQ to round the weekend off.

Find further information including contact details visit the festival’s volunteering page: swanagejazzfestival.co.uk/volunteers/

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