The Aldershot and Farnborough Festival is affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron. This makes us part of an organisation of over 300 festivals, with around 1 million amateur performers and an audience of 5 million.

Objectives

The Festival's objectives are to promote excellence in the performing arts at all levels and to encourage the participation of the people of Rushmoor, of all ages and abilities.

Adjudicators

Trained and experienced Adjudicators of the British Federation not only grade the performance, but also – most importantly – give an expert critique that is always helpful and encouraging.

Sections

The Festival is organised into distinct sections, held at different venues and dates.

Councillor Frank Rust

Festival chairman, Rushmoor Borough councillor of 22 years and soon-to-be Mayor, Frank Rust, died in Frimley Park Hospital on Monday 30th March 2020.

The Festival sends its sincere condolences to Frank's family. He will be much missed at committee meetings and at the festival days.

Affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals

Supported by Rushmoor Borough Council

Affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals