About Us

Welcome to the twenty-ninth annual Somerset Festival for Young Performers. The aim of the festival is to foster a sense of encouragement and enthusiasm, emphasising that the achievement is in the effort of the performer rather than in the final placing.

Although run in an eisteddfod style format, the atmosphere is informal and relaxed, aiming at providing students with an opportunity to perform in front of a supportive audience. Students learn by listening to other performances as well as performing themselves. All performers receive a report on their performance, our adjudicators work hard to provide positive advice for all performers.

In keeping with the festival atmosphere, we have displays and a café in operation for the weekend. Please come along and enjoy the weekend of performance presented by enthusiastic young people. Spectators will have free admission in 2021.

The 2021 Festival will include a virtual festival (for performers who reside more than 150km from Somerset College) along with our two-day Festival held in August. The aim is to provide an opportunity for our many young performers, who are eager to showcase their talents.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Somerset Festival for Young Performers.