Due to the Covid-19 situation the 2020 festival was cancelled, we are all still waiting to see what can happen in 2021 - Check their website here: https://www.dartmusicfestival.co.uk/
As soon as we know what is happening in May 2021 we will post our information here and on our Facebook page - Fingers Crossed!
The Dart Music Festival is usually held over the second weekend of May and in numerous different venues all around Dartmouth, and attracts great support from enthusiastic local residents and visitors alike and brings the whole town together in Party Mood! Our large paved Beer Garden makes for a superb musical event in the Spring and Summer sunshine, plus there are also our large umbrellas if the weather is not so kind (but we will keep our fingers and anything else available well-crossed for the sunshine to turn-up for most of the event at least!).
The Dart Music Festival includes almost every type of music from individual folk artists and singer-songwriters, to gospel choirs, from pop, rock, blues, and reggae bands to full orchestras, and from sea shanties to jazz and even opera. The Dart Music Festival is centred from the organiser's office adjacent to the Main Stage of the bandstand in Royal Avenue Gardens – right on the banks of the River Dart – and conveniently less than 300 metres (2 minutes level walk) from the G & D! Great to move between venues and see your favourite bands or something new, then sit down at the G&D for a rest and a drink in between, or indeed whilst watching our own musical line-up.
As the event is now such a ‘must-do’ for locals and visitors from all over the UK and even much further afield, everyone is advised to arrange their local accommodation well in advance and wherever possible to use the Park and Ride Buses and Taxis throughout the festival periods, as the car parks are soon filled or used for organisers and performers vehicles, plus the local roads are not the widest (to say the least!) and the whole town can easily become grid-locked - despite the best endeavours of the organisers and the authorities to keep traffic moving.
In previous years there have been visitors too the festival from all over the UK, plus far further afield from many other countries including Ireland, France, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Norway and Poland. One year there were even some people who had timed their visits to the UK to specifically coincide with the Dart Music Festival, coming all the way from New Zealand and Australia, the USA and Canada. So whatever your reason for coming, you can be sure of a friendly welcome all around Dartmouth, and especially here at the G & D – Good Music, Good Food and Drink, in a great location to relax with all the different DMF events.