Dartmouth Music Festival 2017 – May 12th – 14th

Three days. 100+ performances. 20+ venues around Dartmouth.

Back for its 20th year, the Dartmouth Music Festival promises to be “bigger and better than ever!”

This ever-popular three day event is spread throughout the historic maritime town of Dartmouth, and is the largest ‘free’ musical event of its kind in South Devon.

The Dart Festival is open to everyone, with a vast array of acts ranging from blues, soul, and rock, to acoustic, classical and folk: and that’s just scratching the surface. Since it’s humble beginnings, attending the festival has become one of the stand-out things to do in Dartmouth each year.

Image credit: http://www.dartmusicfestival.co.uk

The festival places musical acts all over Dartmouth, from the main stage on the water’s edge, to churches, restaurants, and hotels. You can also expect to enjoy open air street-based performers who help to make up the list of international acts.

“The first festival captured the hearts of the residents, surprised visitors, and brought together a diverse and hugely talented group of artists.” Dart Music Festival

The Dart Music Festival is a not-for-profit organisation, and looks to support young musicians through its ‘Dart Music Foundation.’ The ethos of the festival remains embedded at its heart: “Music for All.”


Dartmouth is adored for its narrow medieval streets and historic quays. Built on the wooded slopes of the Dart Valley, and with stunning river-mouth views towards Start Bay, this thriving maritime community is steeped in both history and tradition. The town is a bustling centre for galleries, boutiques, marinas, bars and restaurants, and remains one of the premier holiday destinations in the South Devon region.

Discover the winding steps and narrow streets of Dartmouth for yourself, and enjoy the festivals and regattas that celebrate life in this special South Devon town by booking one of our beautiful Dartmouth holiday cottages.