From our Artistic Director

As I write the nation is tip-toeing back to something we all hope we will recognise as the ‘old normal’. As a festival, of course, we have already had to embrace the so-called ‘new normal’ and the 2020 festival will remain in a lot of people’s memories as something of a beacon in the midst of trying times. But here we are in 2021 so what can we look forward to? Certainly as far as the Petworth Festival is concerned, the answer is ‘a lot!’ and includes: Adam Kay, The Blues Band, Chineke!, Christian Lindberg, Emma Johnson, Imogen Cooper, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Jess Gillam, Mark Padmore and Susan Bullock all of whom genuinely promise to be huge highlights. The full programme line-up will be available online from 18 May.

We look forward to you joining us in person again, and to this effect there will be a few changes that reflect both the old and the new. Full details can be found on our Booking Information page. The Box Office opens 15 June. Once again, this year’s festival wouldn’t be possible without the support of our Sponsors, Patrons and Friends so we thank you all. Thank you for sticking with us through the thicks and thins of 2020. My colleagues and I are confident that 2021 will prove that it was all worthwhile! Stewart Collins