The 2020 Nailsworth Festival will not now be taking place

The Nailsworth Festival aims, for one week of the year, to bring something a little different to the cultural life of our community, providing something for everyone. In 2020, it was due to take place from 16th May to 24th May but we have reluctantly had to cancel following government advice on measures to fight the coronavirus epidemic. (See our recent press release.)

Looking ahead …

We were all disappointed when we had to cancel the 2020 Nailsworth Festival. However, it does mean that we will have longer than usual to plan the 2021 festival and to make sure it provides a fitting community celebration once we have returned to something closer to normality. We are confident that we can do this and have been cheered by the enthusiasm of this year’s planned performers to come and contribute to our festival in 2021. The dates next year are  22nd – 29th May. In the meantime, please stay safe and stay healthy.

See our Gallery page for pictures from Festival Saturday 2019.

Our general email address is festival@nailsworthfestival.org.uk. We always welcome suggestions for future festival events.


Our thanks go to our sponsors and all those whose financial and practical support in the organisation of the Festival make everything possible. These are our sponsors for 2020. (Click on the sponsor’s logo to open their website in a new page or tab.)











The Executors of Robert Stiling


Our thanks go to the following for their financial and practical support in the organisation of the Festival:

Nailsworth Town Council
Ruskin Mill
Town Information Centre
Nailsworth News
Nailsworth Chamber of Trade
Stroud News & Journal