WHAT WE'RE ABOUT

Dirt Don't Hurt festival is a small and intimate family-friendly festival in the beautiful secret countryside near Poole with a hidden woods tipi and a giant fire pit. It's the perfect mixture of folk,ska,reggae,rock,electronica, drum and bass, jungle, hip hop and house with delicious local food, artists, ales and ciders. And even better, it's all for a good cause!

Commemorate

THE LOSS OF A GOOD FRIEND

The idea for the festival began in July 2016, when the world lost one of its good souls and one of our good friends to Melanoma. Amy Fullilove was a true party spirit, creative legend and all round beautiful human being. Music was a shared passion and we spent many happy times with Amy at gigs, festivals and listening to music.

 

And whilst this started as a commemorative event it has evolved into so much more. A charity music festival open to all, supporting some excellent but little known musicians and raising money for a great cause! 

DIRT DON'T HURT

Amy was a great artist, and 'Dirt Don't Hurt' was her art name. So, the festival name was born and her self portrait was used to create the festival graphics. Here are some of her sketches:

RAISING MONEY FOR THAMES HOSPICE

When Amy's condition deteriorated, she had to spend the last part of her life in Thames Hospice. The Hospice provides expert care and support to people dealing with life changing illnesses so we thought this would be a great way to offer them support back.

So, all proceeds raised from Dirt Don't Hurt festival will be donated to Thames Hospice 

Celebrate

We are celebrating the memory of someone important and we encourage you to do the same. Come along with the best memories of the people you love, past or present. Make new friends, hear new bands and celebrate the summer!

Camp Out

We like nothing better than to camp out in the countryside under the stars. So, the festival includes camping and campers are allowed on site. And of course, there'll be a giant fire pit so you can toast marshmallows...

 

For more details visit our info page

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Make a Donation

Whilst the event has taken place, you can still donate to Thames Hospice via Justgiving:

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