Welcome to the website of the Weston Festival of Music and Drama!

Set in the North Somerset seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare, the Weston Festival of Music and Drama is affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals.
The Festival is an opportunity for performers to play to an audience and feel their response, as well as receiving constructive, helpful comments from experienced British Federation adjudicators.

2020 Weston Festival of Music & Drama

Speech & Drama - March 24th/25th
Music - May 1st-6th
Closing date for entries:
Speech & Drama - February 10th 2020
Music - February 28th 2020

2022 Weston Festival of Music & Drama

The 2022 festival will not be taking place due to the uncertainty relating to Covid-19.
We hope to see you again in 2023.

In :
Different Classes
Class Entries
Days of Performances

A word from our patron Nigel Hess

I am delighted to be a patron of the Weston Arts Festival and have fond memories of my involvement in the Festival way back in the 1960s as an enthusiastic (if nervous) competitor on the piano.
I have been lucky enough to enjoy a subsequent career in music as a composer and conductor, but it was the challenge and motivation of events such as the Junior Arts Festival which helped to lay the foundations for a life in music which, by its very nature, is rewarding but competitive. It is hugely important to have goals and ambitions in any walk of life, but maybe even more so when that pursuit is an artistic one, and it would be wonderful if some of today’s competitors in the Festival went on to have musical careers.
Please attend as many of the events as you can – you may be seeing the stars of the future!

  – Nigel Hess Myra Music