The Wail

The 32nd Wail - 3rd-5th September 2021
Traditional singing at its best
A fun filled, family friendly weekend in the heart of Dorset

The 32nd Wail - 3rd-5th September 2021

2020 Cancelled

As you have probably expected, sadly we have decided that this year's Wail won't be going ahead. Let's look forward to next year and make the 32nd Wail really special. If you have already booked please let us know if you would like a refund or if you are happy to roll over to 2021. If you would like a refund this will only be available by postal cheque so please contact us so we can arrange it for you.

Join us next year for a new and exciting program 3rd - 5th September 2021.

THANK YOU for all your continued support
Please stay safe and see you next year.

Nikki and The Wail team



We have a large food tent serving home cooked food for the weekend for just £20 per person plus on Saturday evening there's a fancy dress Mediaeval Banquet (included in the ticket price). Vegetarian/Vegan and Allergies catered for.



The Wail has 2 bar tents plus a bar in the food tent, each serving a range of local ales and ciders plus lager, spirits and soft drinks.



What the weekend is about. From Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon the bars and food marquee are filled with people singing. Quiet songs, loud songs, fast, slow and silly songs, all songs are welcome.


Weekend Tickets

Earlybird Weekend Ticket Adult - Includes camping / caravans and the Mediaeval Banquet


Child / Youth Weekend Ticket (children under 16)


Meal Tickets

Meal tickets include Friday evening meal, Saturday breakfast and lunch and Sunday breakfast. Please note that meals can only be guaranteed if you book at least 7 days before the start of the festival.
(Note: Cream teas at the Cream Tea Concert on Sunday afternoon are not included in the meal ticket).

Adult Meal Ticket


Child Meal Ticket (children under 14)


Buy Online

Select Ticket Type

Ticket Quantity

Children’s Meal Tickets





Dietary Requirements

Total Price = £00.00

Pay With Cheque

Please write your full name, address and phone number on a piece of paper along with the number of tickets required and post with a cheque made out to ‘The Wail’ for the correct amount to:

The Wail
10 Old Wareham Road
BH12 4QR

How to find us


The Wail is held at Oakfield Icelandic Horses
Oakfield Farm
Horton Way
Verwood BH31 6JJ



Follow the map to Oakfield Farm via Manor Road, Church Hill, Margards Lane and Horton Way. The roads from Verwood and Three Legged Cross will be sign-posted with distinctive black-on-yellow signs with W and an arrow, as shown above. If you go wrong, head for the Monmouth Ash pub and look for signs from there.

Warning: If you are approaching Verwood on the B3081 from the direction the A354, do not follow the directions given by Google Maps and turn right onto Dewlands Road (shortly after The Albion Inn) as this road is very narrow, with deep holes and tight turns. Instead, continue to the roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto Home Farm Road (B3072) which will be signposted for THE WAIL.

By Public Transport

If coming by public transport, get to Verwood and ring 07500398678 for a lift.