Welcome to the 17th Forest Row Festival!

This is a wonderful event which reflects the delicious richness of our community. And there is a lot of tasty stuff for you to get your teeth into this year. In 2016, thanks to the generosity of the companies and individuals, the festival on the Green was FREE! And it is again for 2017!


If you would like to get involved with the festival, as a performer, stallholder, community organisation or one of our many volunteers, please get in touch.

Festival Fundraiser at Hop Yard

On 25th August we’ll be running a fundraising night in aid of the Forest Row Festival. We’ll be joined at Hop Yard by Folkadelix, Anna Howie and Funkee Junkee. £7 on the door. Starts at 7pm. See you there..

The Forest Row Festival is funded by the National Lottery in 2017

Forest Row Festival wants to give a massive thank you to the National Lottery which is providing funding of £3,500 for the 2017 festival from its Big Lottery Fund. Grants such as this are essential to keeping the festival free, so thank you to the National Lottery..

Tesco Bags of Help – Vote Forest Row Festival!

This year, Forest Row Festival has successfully applied to be part of the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, which could see up to £4,000 pour into Festival coffers. Anyone who shops in Tesco can help support the festival. Find out more here.

Calling all cyclists!

In previous years the festival has coincided with, and in fact evolved from, a cycle ride around the village. None of our existing team of organisers is able to run the bike ride this year. If you would be interested, please do get in touch with us. It would be a shame if there were no cycle ride this year.

Friday Night

This year we have made a substantial change to Friday night. Instead of music we’ll be hosting a comedy night. For more information check out the On The Green Line Up page.


This year we will once again assemble a tremendous array of talent. As well as the music on The Green, which forms the focus for the weekend, there will be great music, art, cinema, dance, poetry, storytelling and many more things to keep you entertained. And there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved too.


Meet old friends. Make new ones. Forest Row’s heart is pounding strongly the weekend of the 22-24 September 2017. See you there, and let the fun begin!


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