Artistic innovation and musical discovery in the Welsh Marches

Situated in an intimate town nestling on the Powys/Herefordshire border, the Presteigne Festival has become a mecca for those seeking musical nourishment and artistic discovery in the idyllic surroundings of the Welsh Marches. With a truly forward looking commissioning policy, the organisation works closely with composers and artists to create and curate inspiring programmes and events for an ever-widening Festival community.

The Presteigne Festival takes place annually over six music-filled days during the late August bank holiday weekend. The Festival has a long tradition of supporting young artists and specialises in the promotion and presentation of contemporary classical music.

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Presteigne Festival pays tribute to Peter Sculthorpe (29 April 1929 - 8 August 2014)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death on 8 August of Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe in Sydney, at the age of eighty-five. Peter had a truly original musical voice and was the indisputable father of Australian music, having changed Australia’s musical landscape greatly over a career spanning six decades. He was a great friend to the Presteigne Festival and we kept in ...Read More