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. Our scheduled dates for 2021 are 22nd to 29th May.

The 2020 Festival and beyond

Saturday 16th May would have marked the start of the 2020 Festival. We had a very full and exciting programme that we were looking forward to presenting. However, not all is lost, as many of the artists have agreed to rebook for 2021. We look forward to seeing everybody at the 2021 Festival which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

In the meantime, here are some pictures from recent Festival Saturdays to enjoy ….

See our Gallery page for more pictures from Festival Saturdays past.

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