Situated in the beautiful historic Welsh border town Monmouth Festival is a nine day FREE festival offering the unique atmosphere of yesteryear festivals in the here and now. 

Throughout its 36 years the Festival has got bigger and better and includes a Busking Festival, Family Fun Day and Fringe

The Festival is organised by a committee of hard working unpaid volunteers for the people of Monmouth town and the surrounding areas.  Monmouth Festival is a Not For Profit Organisation and all proceeds are invested in improving and securing future festivals. Attracting visitors from all over the world it remains a well loved community event, staged by the community for the community, and is considered to be one of the longest running, largest and best free volunteer organised festivals in Europe

Music is the very essence of Monmouth Festival. We take great delight in showcasing an eclectic mix of iconic legends, local artists and up and coming young talent, dance, classical, country, folk, jazz, pop, rock’n roll, ska, world music and so much more. Our aim is to enable everyone to enjoy a live music performance whether it is in the open air, in a church or pub; whether it is an old favourite, new or local talent, there is something to please everyone. 

The Festival is all inclusive and prides itself on being extremely friendly and, relaxed. It is an opportunity for families and all generations of people to come together and enjoy themselves.


  • Would you like to be part of a spectacular community event?
  • Do you have some free time and want to make a difference whilst having fun?  

Why don't you become part of our lovely festival family and volunteer to help at the Monmouth festival?                        We are always on the look out for extra people to help out during the festival week,  as a bucket babe / bucket bro or stewarding. It doesn't matter if you can only offer a couple of hours or help throughout the event you would be extremely welcome. Your contribution would help make this year's festival a truly successful one. 

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Festival event Map


Check the map for all the venues staging events.  

For more information about the Family Fun Day, Busking Festival and Fringe click on the images.

Huge thanks to EE Monmouth for sponsoring the Fringe and Interserve for sponsoring the Family Fun Day