Having been in, written songs for or managed bands in the Poole/Dorset area for a number of years, I founded Fatea at the end of the 80s. Fatea Magazine was published to bring bands being ignored by the likes of NME and Melody Maker to a wider audience. At it's peak Fatea had a readership of well over ten thousand and had featured literally hundreds of artists within it's pages. It had also released a number of cassette in association with record labels like Cooking Vinyl and Hannibal records. In addition it released a number of flexidiscs on it's own Fatea label. This was follow by the publication of Music From a New Dimension, the UKs first CD-ROM Based music magazine. Music From A New Dimension released over 30 tracks from a diverse set of artists that included Fish, Roy Harper, June Tabor, The Whiskey Priests, Goats Don't Shave and the Poozies.
Whilst the magazines have ceased publication in paperform, Fatea magazine is alive and well as a website.
Fatea now publishes a number of websites, the majority linked to furthering acoustic based music. I hope you get the chance to enjoy them all. Please see below for more details. All of the Fatea Websites are not for profit and updated as regularly as possible.
Neil King, Managing Editor

Fatea Magazine features news, reviews, live events, interviews, gossip from in and around the acoustic scene. Published since 1990 and exclusively available online since 2005, Fatea Magazine seeks to bring you the best of new and established bands. Please get in touch if you are interested in contributing.

Fatea Showcase Session are free downloads of artists that have impressed the Fatea team. Each Session is a high quality download 256kbs and available for three months after which they are never available again. There will be four sessions a year. Each session will feature at least fifteen artists. The first session will run from May 1st 08 to July 31st click on the link for more info and to download the current session

Cambridge Folk Festival Fatea has run a Cambridge Folk Festival Website since 1996. We're told it's the oldest continuously updated Folk Festival Website in the world. It brings extensive coverage of Cambridge Folk Festivals, past, present and future. It's a useful resource if you're looking for acts that have played the festival.

Fatea Showcase Gallery Ok we admit this is a bit of self indulgence, but that doesn't mean we don't take it seriously. The Gallery Space is provided to put on exhibitions of pictures from events. It's our only not strictly music site, it's about sharing our other passions. If you'ld like an exhibition, give us a shout.

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