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Folk festival to attract 30,000

A three-day folk festival in Dorset is expected to attract more than 30,000 music fans over the weekend.

The annual Wimborne Folk Festival began on Friday and features top traditional groups including Dervish and Crowfoot.

The event runs until Sunday includes concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, dancing displays and markets.

Police have warned they will be out in force to step in at the sign of any trouble. A number of roads will also be closed in the town centre.

Sgt Alan Setchell, of Dorset Police, said: "I hope that everyone will enjoy the popular event by being safe, having fun and behaving.

"Those people who have no interest in folk music or dancing and attend the festival to drink to excess will be dealt with promptly and firmly."

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