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Festival 2023

The content of the website is currently being updated. There are a number of changes that need to be made and this will take a couple of weeks. Please revisit the site at the beginning of September when all the information for the 2023 Festival will be available. We are looking forward to receiving your entries!

Festival 2022

Thank you to the performers, teachers and all those who supported this year’s Festival. We were delighted to be back after a break of two years.

Our Gala Concert showcased some of the performances that had taken place over the previous six weeks. It was in memoriam of Arne Brattland and a retiring collection raised £232.70 for The Rosemary Foundation which provides hospice at home care and support for patients and their families.

Congratulations to Thomas Nash who was awarded the Ports Fest Recital Prize, Alexandra Peel who won the SSO Concerto Award and the performers from TADAA who were awarded the Chairman’s Cup. Photographs of all our performers at the Gala Concert can be found in the Gallery section of the website.

The Festival is in desperate need of volunteers to be able to continue. Please read the paragraph after this section for further information.

Our syllabus for 2023 will be available on the website in September. We look forward to seeing you next year!


We are in urgent need of volunteers for a number of roles. The Festival is at a critical stage and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to continue running all sections after 2022 if more help is not forthcoming. After 2023 we will find it increasingly difficult to run the festival at all as a number of people in key roles will be leaving us. If you, or someone you know, is interested in helping and ensuring that the Festival continues to run please contact us using the form on the website. Thank you.

Each Spring, performers from different art disciplines, showcase their talents in front of an adjudicator.  

Every year we offer Special Opportunities and those chosen are invited to take part in the events which are designed to develop musicianship, performance skills and to widen experience.

The Portsmouth Music Festival also have “Club 90“.  Club 90 are performers who have excelled in their performance by achieving Honours. Congratulations to all of them.  They are all an inspiration everyone taking part in the festival.

More details on the Portsmouth Music Festival, including a message from our Chair, can be found under About,  which is located on the menu banner.