Portsmouth Music Festival was founded during World War I in an attempt to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Portsmouth in 1917.
Today, the Festival annually hosts performances from over 4,000 people from the community, who enjoy making music, dancing and/or acting. These contributors are almost all amateurs who wish to give pleasure and gain valuable experience by their performance and to learn from the adjudicators and from other performers. It is the largest annual community event to be staged in our city, and possibly the most educational and informative.
The 2020 Festival runs from 8 February to 7 March. Read the Portsmouth Music Festival 2020 programme.