Front Garden Music Festival 2022

Front Garden Music Festival – Over the weekend, we saw over 4,500 people come out and enjoy more than 60 musicians performing as solo acts, duos, bands, string quartets and choirs in settings ranging from private gardens, parks and pub gardens through playing fields to National Trust gardens. Local creative people were given a platform to showcase their talents, alongside high-quality acts that travelled to the event. People across Sedgemoor, eager to see some live music had the opportunity to come and experience it, right on their doorsteps. The festival returns in 2023!

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Octogenarian Val Bannister, who played her piano from her home to onlookers said: 

“It’s satisfying to be able to do something to give people a bit of a laugh.” And, that the event has been, “Jolly good fun.”

Phil Gibby, Area Director, Arts Council, South West, said: 

“It is fantastic to learn of the impact of this wonderful work by Seed, one of the South West’s two Creative People and Places (CPP) projects for 2022-25. Increasing creative and cultural opportunities for communities that need it most, is at the heart of our 10-year vision we set out in Let’s Create, and Seed play a vital role in bringing that vision to life. As a result, more people can experience and be inspired by high quality and sustainable culture right on their doorsteps. We cannot wait to see their work develop and witness the impact of this investment across Sedgemoor over the next few years.”

Scott O’Hara, Director, Seed, said: 

“Front Garden Music Festival started last year as a lockdown event. We received such a strong demand from the community to do it in again in an expanded format, and the feedback on this years event was even greater. We are looking at expanding to even more locations across two days in 2023.” 

Front Garden Music Festival 2022 was sponsored by

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…and we could really use your help as well.  We ensure all artists performing at the Front Garden Music Festival are paid appropriately, even though it is a free event. If you would like to show your appreciation, why not help by contributing to the event running costs?

Sign up as a Festival Volunteer for 2023

We need community members to help in all kinds of ways for next year’s festival. If you’d like to be a part of it (and to receive your very own extremely limited edition FGMF 2022 T shirt) please fill in the form below.