Petworth Festivals 



The 2021 Petworth Festival – 14th July to 31st July

The Petworth Festival Literary Week – 30th October to 7th November

The above dates are subject to government regulations but ‘cautious optimism’ is the sense we are picking up from our friends at Petworth Festival. “The roadmap announced back in February has given a lot of people confidence that the good things in life are  coming back, and we are proceeding on the basis that all will be for the best this summer” says Festival Artistic Director Stewart Collins.

Isata Kanneh Mason, photo Robin Clewley

And let’s hope so given the treats clearly in store for this coming July. Already announced are top classical stars Jess Gillam and Isata Kanneh-Mason. The always broad programme also features million-selling author and comedian Adam Kay and the almost-legendary Blues Band fronted by the great Paul Jones.

The Blues Band (Paul Jones at centre)

The full programme was announced at the beginning of May and having already mounted a successful festival in 2020 despite the covid restrictions in place at the time, the Petworth team is fully confident of putting on an event that will bring the joy of live entertainment back to the area. “It’s been a very tough 12 months” says Stewart Collins, “but if we have learned one thing in that time it is that live entertainment is so massively important to all our lives. Soul food indeed!”

ImogenCooper, photo Sim Canetty Clarke

Mark Padmore, photo Marco Borggreve

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pictured at top: Jess Gillam, photo Robin Clewley 


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