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from 12pm to midnight
To help reduce our carbon footprint, we are introducing digital tickets for our events in 2022. Once purchased, these digital tickets will be emailed to you. Please ensure that you present these tickets on entry - you do not need to print them off as long as you can show them on a mobile device or phone.
All tickets purchased for our cancelled 2020 event will be honoured for entry to our 2022 event.
Chesil Rocks has been an annual music and arts festival since 2012, with all proceeds going to Samaritans of Dorset. Since the first Chesil Rocks, we have raised around £68,000 for the charity, equating to about 25% of their annual budget in each year. With no government funding, our Samaritans (who are all volunteers), need to spend much of their time on fundraising activities and our contribution allows them to focus more on what they do best.
Chesil Rocks will be on three days in 2022, starting on the evening of Thursday 16th June with a Comedy Night, which takes place in our village hall. Sponsoring this event will be Dorset Wood Fired Pizza who will be serving up ½ a 12” pizza to each ticket holder during the intermission.
Then on Friday 17th June our Prelude event will feature an evening of classical music and opera and take place in the grounds of Higher Farmhouse as in previous years. This event is being sponsored by WAGAMAMA who will be serving a light supper during the intermission and those attending will also be served with a glass of Prosecco or soft drink on arrival.
Our main event starts at 12pm on Saturday 18th June, is particularly family friendly and features a range of activities for children including professional face painters, dynamic storytelling, arts and crafts, a treasure hunt and woodland nature trail. We also have the most amazing, exciting and diverse range of music planned and which will continue until the event ends at midnight.
Each event will be subject to individual ticketing - in other words tickets need to be purchased for each individual event. Tickets are on sale via the TICKETS page of this website only.
Suicide remains the leading cause of death in men under the age of 50, and 3/4 of those who take their own lives are men. It also disproportionately affects certain groups, for example those affected by Aspergers, construction workers, farmers, doctors/dentists, musicians, young people and post-natal women. In 2018, there was a significant rise in recorded suicides in the UK and this coincided with the highest number of suicides ever recorded in Dorset, since comparable records began. These are the reasons we started and then decided to continue supporting Samaritans.