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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  • 2023 Presteigne Festival | Thank you

    We wish to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who attended and participated in the 2023 Presteigne Festival – a truly uplifting experience for everyone involved. Bucking the general trend, our 2023 audience numbers continued …Read More »

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