On Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June 2023, Sedgemoor will once again be alive with the sound of music as local musicians come together to perform for members of their community.
With stages in Bridgwater, Cheddar, Edington, Highbridge and at the National Trust Fyne Court and more!
The festival is a platform for local creative people to showcase their talents and free for everyone to experience.
Are you interested in being involved or finding out more? We’d love to hear from you.
On Saturday 10 June The festival kicks off at lunchtime at St Johns Church in Burnham. With afternoon music stages at Cheddar Pavilion, and a new location in Bridgwater into the early evening.
Sunday 11 June Front gardens become the stages on Sunday morning. If you would like to set-up your front gardens and perform to the community let us know!
The music continues in the afternoon at Victorian Park Community Centre in Bridgwater, the National Trust’s Fyne Court and Edington Village Hall.
Please let us know if you would like to get involved.
Are you in a band or a musician/performer? Do you have an act you would like to present?
We are finalising the programme now – so if you are a professional, semi professional and amateur performer looking to perform on one of our organised stages, local pub or can you set up in your front garden.
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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 added 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.”
Festival Producer Laura says “Seed are very excited to be working across Sedgemoor again bringing a diverse range of live music to local communities. Our aim is to allow more people to enjoy and experience live music for free while also giving paid opportunities to local performers of all levels. We were pleased to see the festival so well received in the past 2 years and hope for the same success from the local communities again in June 2023.”
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?
There are all kinds of ways to get involved for next year’s Front Garden Music Festival. We are looking for Steering Committee members to help us shape and encourage communities to get involved.
We are also looking for volunteers to support across the weekend.
If you’d like to get involved (and to receive your very own limited edition FGMF 2023 T-shirt) please fill in the form below and a member of the team will be in contact.