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In light of the increasing threat of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to postpone Holmfirth Arts Festival to 18,19, 20 September 2020 in the hope that this allows sufficient time for the hazards of the virus to pass whilst maintaining and protecting our commitments to you, our audience, as well as  our freelance staff, artists and community organisations that the Festival aims to support.   


We busy preparing our excellent Festival programme for the later dates in September and we ask that you continue to support us by spreading the word that we are postponed not cancelled, buying tickets to our venue based events as soon as they are made available, and, should you have the means to do so, by donating on line here. 


We wish you all the best as we ride out the difficult times ahead and sincerely look forward to seeing you and providing a much needed lift to all of our spirits with an amazing Festival in the Autumn.

2020 Programme so far - keep checking back here for more shows

Holmfirth Arts Festival is nestled in the Holme Valley, surrounded by the glorious Pennine Hills of West Yorkshire. This year we celebrate our unique area by inviting the best local, national and international artists to respond to the theme of the environment, in all its diversity. 

Our Festival encourages local people and visitors to get creative and explore Holmfirth's unique landscapes with a wide range of free and ticketed events, both indoors and out.

You are in for a treat. Three days of concerts, theatre, workshops, walks, exhibitions, installations, street theatre and the fantastic Protect our Planet recycled textile parade in partnership with WOVEN in Kirklees will fill the streets with a carnival of colour and music.

Highlights include award winning comedian Kieran Hodgson; Hungarian folk, afro-cuban, calypso jazz fusion from SogoRock, new cello music written especially for this year's Festival from Slow Cooked Louie and Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers playing us out at our legendary Festival closing party for the whole family, plus much much more! 


If you already know Holmfirth and the Valley, the Festival is an opportunity to see it a little differently.

If you’ve not yet discovered this beautiful part of Yorkshire then September is the perfect time to visit.


Tickets on sale soon - check back here regularly

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