Coleford Music Festival

Music lovers in the Forest of Dean can look forward to a weekend of FREE live music and entertainment, when Coleford Music Festival returns this July 2023.

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published

The much-loved Coleford Music Festival returns this July 2023, promising a weekend packed with live performances, children's entertainment, street food and more.

The Forest of Dean town will be abuzz with revellers on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July 2023, showcasing the wealth of talent in the thriving music scene across the Forest.

The summer showcase boasts an eclectic mix of musical genres, from rock and blues to folk and world music, celebrating local, up-and-coming musicians across its four stages — all centred around the historic Clock Tower Stage.

Headliners this year include bhangra group RSVP serving up a high-energy set of bhangra beats; and the UK's premiere Madness tribute band, One Step Behind, offering all the wacky charm their famous counterparts are known and loved for.

With musical performances from over 50 bands, choirs, performers and community groups to look forward to, visitors can also enjoy a plethora of family-friendly attractions, plus market stalls featuring a range of produce, handmade gifts and trinkets from local independent traders.

The full festival is completely FREE to explore, but donations are very gratefully accepted.


Coleford Music Festival


Coleford Town Centre, Forest of Dean


Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 July 2023


Live music kicks off at 1pm on Saturday on the Clock Tower Stage and concludes at 11pm on the Sunday


Free of charge

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