Chapel Allerton Arts Festival is 25! After two years of Covid restrictions we are back and excited to bring you two weeks of community events. The theme for this year’s Festival is ‘Accessibility’ and we are focussing our efforts on creating an inclusive festival for all, bringing you new activities and welcoming back some of our much-loved events throughout the weekend.
The ‘Festival Fringe’ will be running in the weeks leading up to the Festival, including a Chapel Allerton Artists Trail, Electronica Fringe, Folk Roots Fringe, Jazz Fringe, Children's Activities, Picnic in the Park, Library Events, and Cafe Run.
The Festival culminates in the 'Festival Weekend' (2-4 September). The stage, bar, food, community stalls and children's events are all back! We have an amazing eclectic line up of local bands and DJs to help us party into the evening. Sunday sees the return of the popular Jazz Sunday
The Festival is a registered charity and is made possible through donations, grants and sponsorship. It does not receive any regular council funding. It costs around £40,000 to put the Festival on, which covers staging, lighting, security, first aid, bands, toilets etc. The Festival is organised by volunteers.
When you attend the Festival, we ask you to donate towards the Festival costs. This year we are giving Festival Goers the opportunity to donate in advance. This helps us with costs leading up to the festival. Your donation gets you a Festival wrist band and donation free access to the Festival all weekend. Additional donations come with a range of unique Festival rewards including drinks, art work, discount at local independent retailers, and a backstage tour!
Check out details of what is on and how to become a Festival Volunteer on the website: chapelallerton.org.uk/