And now it's over

The Hurst Festival 2015 is now finished. We hope you enjoyed the activities on offer. Check back here in June 2016 to see what is happening for the 2016 festival. If you can't wait that long then why not be part of the team which makes the festival happen? Send an email to if you are interested.

What is the Hurst Festival?

The Festival, an essential fixture on the village calendar, moves into its second decade in 2015 and we have made sure that this year’s events live up to its superb, growing reputation in Hurstpierpoint and beyond.

The overarching aims of the Festival are to entertain and also to offer an opportunity to widen perspectives by offering a diversity of cultural events. We are showcasing the work of musicians, singers, writers, thinkers, actors, brewers, farmers, artists and a great deal more.

As is traditional, the opening of the Festival will be announced by a peal of bells from Holy Trinity Church, as the clock strikes 10 am. This marks the start of the Village Community Day with a huge array of events and activities around the village – this year centred around the High Street, the Village Green and the Recreation Ground

The Festival extends over a fortnight, bringing together the amazing local talent within our village with leading international performers that have a connection with Hurstpierpoint, the village we live in and love.

The events are grouped in themed sections, making it easy for you to find events that appeal to your particular artistic preferences but we encourage you to browse through all the sections – you may just find a little gem or two catch your eye.

Hurst Festival is much more than a two week event though. All year round the committee, a team of helpers, friends, artists, sponsors and, of course, you contribute to build a great series of events.

Would you like to Help?

If you would like to support the Hurst Festival, there are several ways to do so:

  • We always need helpers for events during the festival (setting up, running the bar, checking tickets etc..) - please send an email to if you are interested.  
  • Please consider supporting us by becoming a Festival Friend. For an annual donation of £20 (or more if you wish) you will have priority booking, an advantage for smaller capacity events, plus invitations to special events throughout the year and your name will go into a draw to win a case of wine from Southdowns Cellars if you join before the end of this years festival. To join, click on Friends.

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