If you are not familiar with the festival, it’s the Forest if Dean’s best kept secret – a fantastic free outdoor festival in Coleford town centre held every summer featuring an eclectic mix of music, art, culture & community….everything from Jazz, indie, rock, ska, rockabilly, folk, blues & much more.

The festival consists of a main stage featuring the best of local bands with national headliners to finish, roots stage featuring the best of jazz, blues, country ..St Johns Street stage featuring new bands from the area, acoustic area, lots of children’s entertainment & workshops, street food, stalls & local produce.

The Festival prides itself on being extremely friendly, relaxed and an opportunity for families and all generations of people to come together and enjoy themselves.

It is organised by a not for profit group in partnership with Coleford Town Council and  with the help of many passionate unpaid volunteers. It is for the people of Coleford & the surrounding areas but attracting visitors from all over, helping to raise the profile of the area.

Come along, support the event, enjoy some good music & have some fun!

Other festivals to look out for:

Coleford Busking Festival,    Forest Showcase Food & Drink Festival

We would like to thank the following supporters and sponsors 2016

Main Stage 


St John Street Stage

The Dog House / Tramstop / BMC Weston Florists

Newland Street Stage

steve gooch

Buskers Corner


Workshops and Street Performer


Media Partners 2016