Simonsbath Festival 2015: May 4 to June 20

Welcome to Simonsbath Festival 2015 - 
and the details of this year's festival confirmed so far

‘Music is mankind’s greatest miracle. From the first note, one is transported into a higher, other world.’

Alice Herz-Sommer 1903 - 2014

A message from Phyllida Lloyd - Simonsbath Festival Patron

A huge amount of will is required to keep community venues alive and humming and nothing puts more vigour back into them than a festival.  The transforming effect of unfamiliar music, songs or stories in a familiar place can be electric and once again the Simonsbath Festival is welcoming a huge range of talents on to Exmoor.

Since a night at the theatre in our capital now requires a small mortgage to be taken out, this really does look like six weeks of small miracle stimulation.  Here's to it! 


Simonsbath Festival 2015 

Plans for Simonsbath Festival 2015 are now in place and details so far confirmed are now available on this website.  If you would like to become a Friend of Simonsbath Festival and enjoy ticket discounts and priority booking while also supporting the festival, please telephone Victoria Thomas on 01643 831343 or email

Simonsbath Festival 2015 will run from Bank Holiday Monday May 4 to Friday June 19 and will feature world music from Greece and Peru; a recital by the Kathleen Ferrier Prize-winning baritone Njabulo Madlala; both sacred and profane music from world-class violinist Michael Bochmann and harpist David Watkins; exciting new operatic talent from Pop-up Opera; top class jazz from Chris Gradwell, Andrew Daldorph, Andrew Barrett and Mike Thorn of Le Jazz, as well as talks, walks, a poetry workshop and reading, and an art exhibition.  The festival will end with a family and community concert at the Moorland Hall, Wheddon Cross, featuring top folk and traditional entertainers, the ever-popular Tom and Barbara Brown, with 'Songs from the Exmoor Forest' sung by children from local schools.

 Tickets are now on sale - by phone from 01643-831451  or download the order form.

With financial support from the Exmoor National Park Partnership Fund and the Heart of Exmoor