Some of you have already noticed that there’s a slight change to this year's Festival date but that’s not all that’s changing! We’ve taken on board your comments and have made some changes to the programme too.

The Festival will run, as always, for nine nights but to ensure you get the chance to see as many of the performers as possible the Festival’s second stage, at The Riverside Hotel, Monmouth will run from Saturday – Wednesday, 27th – 31st July. 

The Classical programme will begin on Saturday, 27th July and will run for the duration of the Festival. 

Main Stage will begin on Wednesday night, 31st July and run through until Sunday, 4th August. Bands will begin at 7pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights,and 12.00pm on Saturday and Sunday with the Family Fun Day taking place on the Sunday. NOT ONLY THAT MAIN STAGE IS MOVING! This year Main Stage will be situated on Chippenham (CHIPPY) Fields enabling us to create a real festival vibe on the last weekend.

We are delighted to be working with Matt and his team at the Riverside, St Mary’s Church, The Methodist Chapel and all our Fringe venues again this year. We would also like to thank Monmouthshire County Council for their help in facilitating these changes.

We must stress that Chippenham Fields is a designated "village green" site and camping is prohibited. To ensure that no-one attempts to camp there will be a presence onsite 24/7!

We believe that one of the reasons the Festival has endured for so long is its ability to change and update and we hope that you are as excited as we are about the changes. We can’t wait for this year’s Festival!

Cerys Watts

Situated in the beautiful historic Welsh border town Monmouth Festival is a nine day festival offering the unique atmosphere of yesteryear festivals in the here and now. Organised by a committee of unpaid hardworking passionate volunteers for the people of Monmouth town and the surrounding areas, but attracting visitors from all over the world, it is proud to be considered one of the largest and best free volunteer organised festivals in Europe