Venues: all you need to know

Whilst some of our musical spots are hard to miss, others are more hidden away – which is why we’ve come up with this handy map so you can find every band you want to see. From the prime location of Platform 1 Mainstage to the more hidden gems inside …

We are now live on the app store

This year we have launched our very own app, where you will find all the information you would normally find in our wonderful programme, but in a mobile friendly format. You can use the ‘map’ to navigate yourself to our various venues across the town if you’re unfamiliar with directions, …

TQ6 Food Village

Also NEW for 2019 will be a pilot program that we are launching to establish a small food village for the festival this year, in partnership with Platform 1. A number of you tell me that it is very frustrating that you’re not always able to get takeaway food particularly in the …

Launched in partnership with Platform 1

Our Marquee in prime waterfront location, with seating, a relaxing area and private facilities Unlimited Classic Cuvee, light bites, and private cash bar Daily tickets, for Friday 10th May (5pm to 10pm), Saturday 11th May 2019, or Sunday 12th May 2019, from 11am to 10pm Tickets launched today and are …

How we put the classical programme together

Since childhood, and with family members and friends based here, Devon had been a regular holiday destination, and a place with only fabulously happy memories. So, on deciding a couple of years ago to leave our frenetic lifestyle in Manchester behind us, it was the place that my wife Charlotte …

Update…with eight weeks to go

We are really cranking up the pace with plans for the festival as it’s just over eight weeks away. In this Update, we are pleased to introduce Emilie Heard and Simon Geen, the Contemporary Music Directors for the Festival. I thought you might be interested to know how they pull this key element together …

So, how do we put the lineup together?

Hard though it is for most people who know us to believe we do actually have a method to our music festival madness, at least when it comes to the music selection! We start almost straight after the festival, after a suitable rest period of about 3 weeks, when we …

Quiz Night Fundraiser – Wednesday 6th March 2019

The second fundraiser for this year’s Festival in less than a week had almost 70 people scratching their heads in order to answer musical questions from the 60’s to present day. Held at Platform 1, 13 teams answered 100 questions starting with ‘which band was made up for Mike Hugg, …

Choir Fundraiser – Saturday 2nd March 2019

The first fundraiser for this year’s Festival had well over 100 people turning out on a wet and windy Saturday night for a wonderful evening of choir singing. Featuring four local choirs, Pretty Noisy, Devonly Voices & The Singers Upstairs, The Kingsmen and Dartmouth Rock Choir the audience were treated …

Update from our Chairman

Welcome to the second newsletter of 2019 for the Dart Music Festival. Many thanks to those of you who gave me feedback following the first, and in particular I’m pleased how many have been tuning in to the new YouTube channel. It has been going now for 21 years and …