This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer to all our visitors.
Outdoor events have access for all and there are volunteers available throughout the three days on foot offering a warm welcome, help or assistance. A full Programme booklet is available at many shops and outlets and the website has extensive information about performances and venues. Each individual indoor venue has its own policy and accessibility facilities e.g. stair-lifts, ramps, disabled toilets, lifts, hearing loops, disabled parking, providing transport when necessary.
The Committee endeavour to keep most of the performances in venues in the level area of the town, and assistance is available through contact with the Information Centre if mobility is an issue. There is an A&E Hospital in Torquay, MIU in Totnes (13 miles approx) and Newton Abbot (25 miles approx).
Public Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Public Showers:
Public Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Showers located centrally on the Embankment, next to Royal Avenue Gardens.
Please view our transport page.
The Dart Music Festival is an annual music festival, the premise of which is to cover as many different genres of music as possible and give free entry to all performances and workshops, so that it offers something for everyone under the umbrella of ‘Music for All’. All the performers, equipment, lighting, sound etc. are paid from funds raised by the DMF Committee, sponsorship, and collecting during the event.
Small grants and support are received from both the local Dartmouth Town Council and South Hams District Council, however the main bulk of the £70,000+ needed to run the Festival each year comes from the fundraising events organised by volunteer DMF Committee and the generosity of local businesses, who support the Festival by sponsoring it each year.
Past fundraising successes include:
• Dartmouth’s Got Talent
• Little Dartmouth
• Strictly Come Dancing
• Auctions/quizzes/merchandising etc.
More local businesses have been approached this year individually by the Sponsorship Team to secure more and larger sponsorship, and were visited immediately after event by Chairman and Vice Chairman to obtain feedback and promote sponsorship for next year. The number of sponsors has been growing each year.
The Website also has a Donation link and Sponsorship is promoted by sponsors logos on the site and in the programme and banners displaying sponsors’ logos displayed at front of main stage.
The increase in business for local food providers is due to DMF not employing outside caterers. The Festival Committee has a policy of not inviting outside traders to the event, thus supporting and increasing the local economy.
The Festival also relies on the sale of merchandise, wristbands and programmes and the visitors giving generously to the collectors throughout the Festival.