Backwell Festival


We’re adding theatre and music to the Friday night – 6th July!

We’re pretty excited to announce we’ve extended the festival to the Friday night! So now you can indulge in even more great cultural entertainment as we bring you theatre and music at our Tent Stage. Gates open at 19.00. The evening starts with drama by INKBLOC Ensemble, with their contemporary,[…]

SAVE THE DATE for 2018

We missed you this year, but are of course already planning next year’s festival – so please make a note in your diary for 2018, and we’ll see you then! July 7th & 8th 2018 We’re looking forward to sharing another great weekend with you!

Official 2016 video – A Global Hug!

We brought the world to our intimate little festival in Somerset at the weekend and it was absolutely brilliant to see the response, leaving us feeling very positive about the future. Check out the pictures on our Facebook page. The combination of the long awaited sun and the need to relax after[…]

Martin Evans introduces Luke Friend onstage with a selfie

Backwell Festival coverage on BBC iPlayer

It’s all over for another year, but if you missed it or want to re-live some moments from this year’s festival, Radio Bristol DJ Martin Evans was broadcasting direct from the festival site for two hours during the day and his show, featuring interviews and atmosphere from the day is[…]

Download our Festival Planner!

We will have a full downloadable programme for you nearer the time so you can make the most of your weekend with us and ensure you don’t miss anything.  

Presence Theatre – A UK Festival First

The Returning by Fredrik Brattberg – “a play so exciting that you just want to run home with it and show it to everyone you meet on the way.” It’s funny how things evolve when you are running a festival. Whilst exploring ideas for our new Literature Tent, I found[…]

Luke Friend

Luke Friend & Mike Dignam confirmed

Just announced! Two rising stars! “X Factor” finalist and Britain’s favourite busker, Luke Friend – wait for the teen explosion! Please note young fans aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. …and super talented singer songwriter Mike Dignam, whose song Great Escape, is massively popular on YouTube[…]

Huey Morgan

Fun Lovin’ Criminal Huey Morgan to headline

Charismatic frontman of Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Huey Morgan, headlines with his famed DJ set! Find out more about Huey and our other great acts on our line-up page.   BUY YOUR FESTIVAL TICKETS HERE JS