Hurst Festival
16th - 30th September 2017

Hurst Festival 2017

Hurst Festival 2017 will take place from Saturday 16th September until Saturday 30th September. In January and February, the Festival Committee will be working hard to put our programme of events together. If you have any suggestions for performers, events or venues, we'd love to hear from you,

Categories this year include popular and classical music, arts and crafts, comedy, literature, film, theatre, kids' workshops and country pursuits.

So what is Hurst Festival?

Hurst Festival extends over a fortnight at the end of September every year, bringing together the amazing local talent within our village and leading international performers who have a connection with Hurstpierpoint, the village we live in and love.

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 showcase the work of musicians, singers, writers, thinkers, actors, brewers, farmers, artists and a great deal more.

As is traditional, the Festival opens with the Village Community Day on the opening Saturday with a huge array of free events and activities around the village, centred around the High Street, the Village Green and the Recreation Ground. This year our Community Day was been renamed Super Saturday in a nod to the Rio Olympics taking place in 2016

How can I help?

Hurst Festival is much more than a two week series of events. All year round the committee, a team of helpers, friends and artists work to build our programme of top quality performances. 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 in joining the helpers' team.  
  • 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 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 year's festival. To join, click on Friends.

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The 2016 Festival programme can be downloaded here.