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 …

Have you got what it takes to win our music quiz?

To continue to raise funds we’ve organised a music quiz – never mind the buzzcocks style. Hosted at Platform 1, the old station restaurant, we’re kicking things off at 7.30pm on Wednesday 6th March. You can enter a team ranging from 1-6 members at £10 a head with nibbles included …

Choir Concert fundraising event

Calling all choir lovers! Our choir concert is on Saturday 2nd March in St Saviour’s Church, at 7.30pm. The first of our fundraising events, it will be an unmissable night of choral singing from three of South Devon’s best loved choirs: The Kingsmen, Dartmouth Rock, and Devonly Voices, as well …

Sponsorship news by Sarah Squire

It’s hard to believe that as I write this it is around twelve weeks until the 22nd Dart Music Festival. This year’s event is being held on 10th – 12th May so put the date in your diary and start praying for sunshine. We are so grateful for your support of this fantastic …

Chairman’s Message February 2019

The committee is working towards another spectacular Festival in May and these regular updates will enable me to share many interesting facts as to how the Festival is put together and our exciting lineups. The ‘Contemporary’ and ‘Classical’ Selection Committees have confirmed that both lineups are booked for 2019. My huge thanks for the hard …

Dart Music Festival Foundation

DID YOU KNOW THAT BY SUPPORTING THE DART MUSIC FESTIVAL YOU ARE ALSO HELPING LOCAL YOUNG PEOPLE TO LEARN INSTRUMENTS AND EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF MUSIC? The Dart Music Festival Foundation was established in 2011 and is a registered charity.  As Trustees, Pam Braakenburg, Di Lyon and Hilary Day work …