May 2022

6th, 7th & 8th

Special Days


In More Than
Venues around Dartmouth

We're Back!

Dart Music Festival is back by popular demand and the countdown to the 2022 festival has begun.  Volunteers are already beavering away to bring you the biggest and best-ever festival, in this, its 25th birthday year.

Taking place on 6th, 7th and 8th May 2022 the festival will once again host more than 100 acts performing in over 15 venues situated all around the town. Acts will perform in venues as unique as an ancient fort, the ramparts of old castle walls, a fishermen’s church and, of course, our Victorian Bandstand. There are also open-air street-based performances making for a constant buzz of enjoyment across a huge range of musical genres and tastes.

This site provides you with everything you need to know about this year’s event – our extremely popular ‘Eat, Stay, Shop’ page provides all you all the information on where to go, and what to do while you are in town.  You can also find sections on how and where to buy our much-sought-after DMF branded merchandise, how to become a ‘Festival Friend’, how the music festival Foundation continues the festival’s legacy throughout the year, and the story of how the very first Dart Music Festival came about all those years ago.

If you want to get ahead of the curve and have a listen to some of the bands featuring in this year’s event, then keep your eyes open in the new year for, and subscribe to our ‘Dart Music Festival’ YouTube channel or follow our ‘Dart Music Festival 2022’ Spotify playlist.  That way you can decide who your new favourite band is before you even get here and can sing along to your new favourite songs when you see them live in May.

This year, look out for the Bays Brewery (our headline sponsors) Dartmouth festivals branded, collectable and most importantly REUSABLE plastic glasses. Each plastic pint glass is branded with the Dart Music Festival logo, together with those of Dartmouth Royal Regatta and Dartmouth Food Festival, and can be kept and re-used throughout the event and then taken home afterwards as a memento.   They will help Dart Music Festival drastically reduce the amount of litter left behind long after the last notes fade away. For what IS left behind, we have retained our partnership with the pioneering people of Devon Contract Waste. Their remarkable enterprise reduces the amount of rubbish that goes into landfill to ZERO! Zero to Landfill is a sustainable solution to waste management which provides materials to the manufacturing industry and creates jobs at all stages of the processing journey. It also saves resources and energy, reduces the Southwest’s carbon footprint, and promotes a sustainable business community. Further details can be found here: http://www.dcw.co.uk/zero-to-landfill

For those of you who like to go paper-free, why not download our Festival App, which allows you to access the times and venues of the acts or your usual App platform.

As always, we are sticking to our ethos of ‘Music for All’ meaning that everyone can enjoy the music completely free of charge.  However, the £80,000 it costs to put the festival on do mount up and are only ever covered via sponsorship and donations.  You can contribute by becoming a sponsor, a ‘Festival Friend’, or simply by throwing some money in a collection bucket/digital bucket when you see one or visit the website click on the ‘Donate’ button, and make your donation now!

You can also show your support by purchasing DMF branded wrist bands, T-shirts, hoodies, rugby shirts, bags, and lots more in our luxurious merchandise tent located at the entrance to Avenue Gardens throughout the festival weekend.

If you want to roll your sleeves up and get more involved, we are always on the look-out for willing volunteers to help us run the event – please let us know if you can help with collecting during the festival, concerts, stewarding, running a venue, selling merchandise or generally mucking in – it’s all greatly appreciated, and it is so much fun! If you are interested, please drop us an email to enquiries@dartmusicfestival.co.uk

For further updates, please continue to visit this website, our Facebook page or sign up to receive our newsletter.

Please stay safe and well.

Robin and the Team

For further information please contact:


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dartmusicfestival

Twitter: @DartMusic_Fest

6th, 7th and 8th May 2022

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Sponsorship Options

There are different packages to suit all businesses.

Keep it Local

Festival Friends

Personal Sponsoring for 2022 - a Festival Friends Option. Click through for details

Support the Festival

DMF On YouTube

We are have re-booked many of the acts that we had hoped would play in 2021. So, the acts playing here will be part of our 2022 lineup.

YouTube link

DMF on Spotify

Even though we had to cancel the 2021 lineup, we have managed to secure almost all of them for 2022. Link through for the Dartmouth experience!

Spotify link

COVID-19 Update

Following recent Government announcements and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid 19 pandemic, the 2021 Dart Music Festival has been cancelled.  News about the 2022 Festival will be updated on this website.

Updated 01/03/2021

Free Music for All

Our continuing ethos for the Festival will always be 'music for all'.

Join our Team

Would you like to be part of our team and help us organise the Festival throughout the year - then contact: chair@dartmusicfestival.co.uk

Our Sponsors

Individuals and businesses alike help keep the Dart Music Festival going. Your generousity guarantees a range of musical genres and free performances all around Dartmouth for one special weekend each year. Visit the Festival Sponsors page to see all who contribute to make this festival a reality.

Our thanks go to:

BAYS Brewery, Caterfood Ltd, Savills, The Dart Marina and everyone who has contributed to the Dart Music Festival.