Dart Music Festival – How It All Began

It’s hard to believe that Dart Music Festival is now a mighty twenty years old..! Since its inception in May 1998, the Festival has grown from a great idea had by a small group of music-loving friends – Rob and Di Lyon, Nigel Way MBE and the late Roger Kempton …

Dart Music Festival – the Four Seasons String Quartet

The Four Seasons String Quartet have been playing together for the past ten years. All four players have graduated from top music academies, and have played with the country’s leading orchestras, including the BBC Philharmonic and the Philharmonia. They are all currently members of the South West’s professional orchestra, ‘The …

Dart Music Festival – Keeping it Local…

  This year – as usual – the Festival kicks off to the sound of a whole host of young, excited voices ringing out across Royal Avenue Gardens just after lunch on Friday. Once you hear the strains of their especially composed Dartmouth Anthem – ‘Dartmouth our town, Dartmouth our …

Dart Music Festival Introduces ‘DMF Introducing’…

We are delighted – and proud – to announce an exciting new initiative to be launched at this year’s Festival. The brainchild of Committee Members Emile Heard and Simon Geen, ‘DMF Introducing’ is a new showcase for budding young musical talent from four local schools, giving those taking part their …

Yola Carter

Yola Carter is a rising country-soul singer songwriter from Bristol. Her recent successes include being voted ‘UK Artist of the Year’ at the AMA UK Awards, a much-hyped performance at AmericanaFest in Nashville and embarking on a first headline tour. Towards the end of 2016, Yola has been touted as …

The Southern Companion

The Southern Companion are an Americana/Country band from the South Coast. Their sound is a big old bending up of all the music they love, a sonic whirlpool where the UK and US current meet! Since performing at the C2C Festival at London’s O2 Arena in March 2016, the band …

You can be part of the Festival too! Join one of our workshops…

Not only can you enjoy the musical talents of the various performers across the weekend, but you can also enhance your own by coming along to one of our FREE workshops! Everyone is welcome and the sessions will be on a first come, first served basis. For all budding songwriters, …

Check out the Dart Music Festival Souvenir Merchandise…

Roll Up, Roll Up and get your DMF Goodies at the Merchandise Tent in Royal Avenue Gardens…. We have some exciting new items on sale this year which we think you will love , especially the Commemorative 20th Anniversary tee shirts, mugs, bags, hats and much more. See below for …

The Little Opera Company at Dart Music Festival

The Little Opera Company makes a welcome return to Dartmouth with a concert at St Saviour’s Church. The Little Opera Company is one of the most exciting young opera groups to emerge onto the classical music scene in recent years.   Bringing together young critically acclaimed artists who have solo …

STOP PRESS: Dart Music Festival Programme now available online

Dart Music Festival 2017 Programme

The new 20th Anniversary Souvenir Programme 2017 is now available to download online. Follow the link and start planning your weekend of Festival Fun right now! https://www.dartmusicfestival.co.uk/shop/ Hard copies of the programme will soon be available from the following outlets: Townstal Road Garage * Royal Castle Hotel * Dartmouth TIC …