From our Artistic Director

Welcome

The feast of the senses that is the Petworth Festival is nearly upon us again! Following a genuinely remarkable 40th anniversary year, the Petworth Festival has barely paused for breath as we conjure up a programme for 2019 that builds yet again on the successes of our ‘significant’ year. The line up of major names and diverse art forms is a combination that has come to define our beautiful festival in the heart of the South Downs and this year is no exception. But in addition to the likes of Rick Wakeman, Julian Clary, the great Sir John Tomlinson and his peers from the classical music world Imogen Cooper and Viktoria Mullova, don’t miss the many smaller gems lurking in the festival programme. DO Come and Sing… the Music of Disney! It’s unbelievable fun; DO come and celebrate the first moon landings on the 50th anniversary of that era defining event; DO come and watch the young stars of tomorrow who populate our expanded series of coffee and lunchtimes concerts. They’re what a festival such as ours is all about.

Stewart Collins
Artistic Director

April 2019