Cancellation of 2021 Beaminster Festival

It is with great regret that we must announce that this year’s Beaminster Festival planned for June will not take place and that this will be another year of enforced absence. The safety of our all of supporters, Friends and volunteers is paramount and with the uncertainties of Covid still with us, the Trustees reluctantly decided that it would be unwise to continue with the Festival as planned. 

If it does become possible we will look at staging individual concerts later in the year when hopefully the world has returned to greater normality. We will continue to update the website on what is happening and if you are on our mailing list you will receive information via email.

We are very sad and disappointed to have to make this decision, as so many people have been looking forward to attending the Festival events this summer. We are extremely grateful to the support that we had when we had to cancel the Beaminster festival 2020. Most Friends, donors and sponsors allowed us to carry over their donations to the next Festival. This has meant that we still have funds, and although this cancellation will mean further loss, by cancelling now, there is certainty that we will be able to arrange a grand Festival 2022. I sincerely hope that you be able to support us then.

Thank you for your incredible support and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Beaminster Festival

Beaminster Festival

Beaminster Festival

Beaminster Festival

Beaminster Festival

Beaminster Festival

David Goode
Truro Cathedral Choir

Beaminster Festival





Community Events

Beaminster Festival incorporates a number of events for the local community including:

  • Party in the Park

  • Family Picnic

  • Free interactive concerts for pupils in local primary schools and senior school

  • Intergenerational singalong for seniors, pre school and primaries children.

  • Special concerts and other events for seniors

  • Inclusion of Mountjoy, primary and senior school in pre-coffee concerts

  • Arts based projects designed to include the whole community

Become a friend or a sponsor

The Friends of Beaminster Festival was formed to support the Festival, and members’ subscriptions provide a vital source of funds for sponsorship of events.

Each Festival has a Friends’ Evening with a complimentary Garden Party, followed by a concert that the Friends have sponsored.

In addition to this, members receive benefits which include:

  • Advance Festival Brochure
  • Priority booking of tickets
  • Free postal bookings
  • Regular Friends concerts and events
  • Newsletter
  • Email updates about events

The annual subscription, payable by standing order on 1st January is

  • £15 for an individual
  • £25 for a couple living at the same address

For more information email 


Sponsors help us to ‘Bring the Best to Beaminster’ and make the Festival a wonderful celebration of music, theatre, literature and art for the whole community to enjoy.

If you are interested in supporting this year’s Festival and would like to find out more about the options available please email