Artistic innovation and musical discovery

Established over 40 years ago in the former county town of Radnorshire, the Presteigne Festival has become a focal-point for those seeking musical innovation and artistic discovery amidst the beauty of the Welsh Marches.

Internationally renowned for its commissioning of new work, support of living composers and with a long tradition for the encouragement of talented young artists, the organisation works closely with composers and performers to create and curate inspiring events for an ever-widening Festival audience and brings experience-broadening opportunities to its host community.

The Presteigne Festival takes place each August, with several music-filled days spanning the Bank Holiday weekend. Well-known for presenting a carefully balanced combination of new music, twentieth-century classics and masterpieces from the standard repertoire, the Festival also continues to develop a wide-ranging programme of supporting events which features film, literature and exhibitions presented in association with the Sidney Nolan Trust and the popular Presteigne 'Open Studios' weekend.


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  • Springboard Weekend | 11 & 12 May

    A brand new weekend of creative events takes place in Presteigne this May, celebrating the approach of summer and looking forward to the town’s annual Festival of Music and the Arts in August. We’re delighted …Read More »

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