Artistic innovation and musical discovery in the Welsh Marches

Established over 35 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 six music-filled days spanning the Bank Holiday period. Well-known for presenting a fresh, carefully balanced combination of contemporary 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.


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  • Presteigne Festival Autumn Tour 2019

    Our popular Autumn Tour takes to the road this month and next with a great programme of music for percussion and piano by Steve Reich, Hannah Lash and Howard Skempton, also featuring exciting new works …Read More »

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