Welcome

We are very sorry to announce that in line with government measures and in times of such uncertainty that this year’s COLEFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL IS CANCELLED.

We understand that cancelling the Festival is a big blow to the crew and volunteers who work so hard to make this event happen, to the traders, businesses, sponsors and advertisers who help fund the event, to the musicians who were booked to play but most of all to our community!  We really feel that in such challenging times this is the only option for the safety & wellbeing of everyone.

We would like to thank our crew, volunteers,sponsors and everyone who supports the Festival for your patience and understanding. We wish everyone all the best in these difficult times and look forward to seeing you all in Coleford in 2021.

Help us through these times by sharing your memories & highlights of past Coleford Music Festivals, please email us colefordmusicfestival@hotmail.com

Watch this space for further updates….


If you are not familiar with the festival, it’s the Forest of 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!


The Festival is funded through some grants and sponsorship but we rely heavily on the generous donations and support of people like you to raise the money required to stage the Festival every year. We really need your help now and for future festivals.

You can help support the Festival in the following ways:

  • You can drop any donations in person to Coleford Tourist Information Office, 4 Lords Hill, Coleford, Glos GL16  8BD.
  • You can also drop any donations to Coleford Town Council.
  • You can donate online here….
  • You can put some money in one of our collection buckets at the festival. 

Without your donations, our festival wouldn’t be possible. So, thank you, in advance for any help you can give!

For more details on how to sponsor the festival or advertise in the festival programme please click here…