We warmly welcome you to the home of Southport Music Festival.

The 2018 Festival was most successful and in 2019 the Festival will follow a very similar format and in the same location – Greenbank High School. The dates are October 12th and 13th, with our customary opening on the Friday evening the 11th.

The 2019 Syllabus is now available. Entries will be accepted only from March 1st till the closing date of June 30th.

This year the closing date will be more rigorously enforced so that any incomplete entries on July 1st are liable to be rejected.

We are looking for a volunteer (or volunteers) to become Assistant Secretary(ies). The plan is for the person(s) to shadow the current Secretary for the 2019 Festival and all being well to become Secretary for the 2020 Festival – at which time the current Secretary would become the assistant.

The person we seek will probably be newly retired or will be not working full time and will be looking to ‘put something back’ into the community. Some rudimentary I.T. skills would be an asset but there is no need to be a music or speech and drama expert as we have such skills already available.

Workload is almost nil for most of the year but peaks in October. We estimate that a total of 19 days or part days per year are required – January -2, February -2 , ┬áJuly – 2, August – 3, September – 3, October – 6, November -1.

You would be working with other volunteers to deliver this important community event – it is immensely satisfying!

If want to talk about it, please ring the current Secretary (Sue Dexter) on 07713 485131.

We are affiliated to The British and International Federation of Festivals

Patron: Her Majesty, The Queen


The Southport Festival of Music (including Speech and Drama) since 1907

Registered Charity Number: 503797