This year we celebrate the 19th anniversary of the Uckfield Festival. We have information about all the acts, entertainment and activities that are taking place over the 10 days of the festival. There will be lots for everyone – so come and enjoy the feast of fun that we’ve planned for you!
Uckfield Festival started in the Millennium Year 2000 as a ‘one off’ Festival organised by a group of Uckfield people who wished to improve the cultural life of Uckfield and to promote the talents of local people, together with fostering a sense of community. Due to that year’s success it was decided to continue.
We have had a Festival each year since, growing in size, advancing the education of the public in the arts, of music speech, drama, dance and the visual arts. We have provided the platform for the Art Trail, UckfieldFM, The Film Society, workshops for schools to make puppets for the Children’s Parade on the Big Day, several talented local musicians and singers have played at our events and later their careers have become National, European and International.
The community is served by the Big Day when the societies and clubs have pitches which allow them to promote themselves or make enough money to sustain them during the following year. We encourage small local businesses to have a pitch to promote or sell their wares. The Festival takes place during the second week of July.
Chair – Uckfield Festival Committee