Why is this Festival important?

The Southport Music Festival is a forum for people of all ages to demonstrate their skills as singers and musicians, as well as skills in poetry reading, narrative speaking and acting. It is the only remaining Festival in the area as those in Crosby, Wigan, Leyland and Chorley have closed. Without our Festival there is a dearth of opportunities for amateurs (some of whom may later become professionals) to develop and display their skills to a public, and to have their efforts evaluated by professional adjudicators.

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Our Festival attracts some 500 performances each year, many bringing with them friends, parents and grandparents etc.

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If you are interested to discuss a sponsorship opportunity please email our treasurer iandexter@icloud.com

A business might want its brand associated with a particular class and to appear in the programme which is free to all attendees. This can be discussed.

Alternatively we would welcome a full page (A5) advert to appear in each of the four programmes for the single price of £100.


For a business or individual wanting to support the Festival, we offer different levels of involvement as follows:

  • Patron
    For a donation of £30 individuals will receive two open tickets for the whole Festival, and identification on the website. If wanted, a patron will receive emails when there is news to impart. This source of support is very important to the ongoing health of the Festival.
  • Supporter
    For a donation of £50 or more, associations, businesses or individuals will receive four open tickets for the whole of the Festival and identification on the website plus news emails if required. In addition companies may identify themselves in their own promotional efforts as ‘Supporters of the Southport Music Festival’.
  • Donations  Some choose to give a donation  and in recent years we have received four figure donations from Waitrose plc, The Broadhurst Trust, The Henby Trust, and Community Link respectively and these have helped us to achieve our target of break-even in past years.

Our costs are approx £8000 pa and all our helpers are volunteers. Our aim is to breakeven whilst maintaining the lowest possible entry and ticket charges.