The Southport Festival of Music (including Speech and Drama) is a forum for amateurs of all ages to present their talent in both competitive and non-competitive environments.

In particular the event stimulates and encourages participation and excellence and is a key opportunity to present this in a public forum.

The range of classes is extensive from classical music solos to songs from the shows, from ensembles to choirs, from poetry reading to drama scenarios.

In the recent past the national Festival movement has struggled as people have had more calls upon their time and this has resulted in the demise of Festivals in Blackpool, Crosby, Wigan and Leyland.

Accordingly, Southport and Wirral are the sole remaining Festivals serving the West Lancashire and Merseyside community, and if you are interested in supporting our efforts to maintain and develop the Festival, please see our Support page.

We, the volunteers who run this event, are determined to ensure that the Southport Festival survives and grows. In addition our policy is to maintain both entry and ticket prices at levels which do not disadvantage less wealthy members of the community. Our charges have remained unaltered since 2015 but for 2022 some increases have proved necessary.


The 2022 Festival will be held at Greenback High School and will run from the evening of Friday October 14th through to Sunday evening October 16th. Our thanks go to Greenback for its generous offer to host the Festival and we look forward to many years of mutual support and co operation.


There will be opportunities for individuals to act as stewards and administrators during the 2022 Festival and there will be a full briefing one evening in September.

If you wish to volunteer, even for part of a day, please contact the secretary by email at