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Festival, Fri 27 Jul - Sat 4 Aug 2018, free entry

Monmouth Festival Stage 2016

Monmouth Festival Stage 2016


Once upon a time, way back in 1983, Monmouth took part in the Wales Tourist Board’s ‘Festival of Castles’. A Rolls Royce Rally, Carnival, Medieval Battle, Son et Luminere and concerts were held to mark the occasion. In 1984, inspired by the success of the Festival of Castles’ events, Monmouth staged another Festival which included poetry, drama, dance and music. Rockfair 84, in which Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant played, introduced a rock music element to the proceedings. And so, as they say, a tradition was born.

In the beginning the Festival was held on the cobbles in Agincourt Square with artists performing under The Shire Hall arches. The stage (initially just raised boards) had to be put up and taken down each evening and chairs were laid out for the audience to sit and enjoy performances. The Festival quickly established itself as an important community event and has grown to be the town’s largest community event. With its popularity increasing year on year and Agincourt Square no longer able to contain the crowds in 2008 the Festival moved to Blestium Street Car Park where it remains.

Monmouth Festival is an open access, all inclusive, family friendly event which takes place over 9 nights. There are three festival stages: Main Stage at the bottom of town in Blestium Street Car Park, The Shoes Stage at the Three Horseshoes and St Mary’s Church which hosts the Classical Programme.

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 27 Jul - Sat 4 Aug 2018


Free entry

The event is totally free!

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 5 - Sun 6 May Border Counties Steam & Country Show
Sun 13 May Wild Swim in the River Wye
Fri 27 Jul - Sat 4 Aug Monmouth Festival 2017
Sun 26 Aug Welsh Wanderer CycleFest


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Map reference: SO 507128  Lat: 51.81164 Long: -2.71650

M4 Junction 24, A449, A40.

Accessible by Public Transport: 13 miles from Lydney station


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access