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2019 Festival - Entries now closed

Entries for the 2019 Festival are now closed! Thanks for all the interest. Please get in touch if a technical problem stopped you entering yesterday. We will post an update once we have processed all the entries. The Syllabus and online entry system are available for reference:

New to the Festival?

We welcome newcomers at all our classes. Below are answers to some common questions, but please contact us if there is anything else you would like to know.

2018 Festival - class and prize winners list

We've uploaded a list of all the class and prize winners from the 2018 Festival. It can be downloaded here.

About our Festivals

We run an annual festival which provides an opportunity for amateur musicians of all ages to perform their pieces in a friendly environment and, along with other performers of a similar ability, receive constructive feedback and advice from a specialist adjudicator.

Our programme of competitive and non-competitive classes allows performers of all abilities to take part. There are classes in a wide range of classical and traditional instruments, or combinations of instruments, as well as for singers, choirs, orchestras and bands. Full details are contained in our annual Syllabus, accessible on this website.
If you have participated in our festival before and benefitted from it, please tell your friends and encourage them to participate too. Newcomers are very welcome. More generally, if you have any comments or suggestions about our festival, we would like to hear them: please email us at email@ecfest.org.uk.

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Affiliation

We are affiliated to the British & International Federation of Festivals, an organisation which represents the interests of the Amateur Festival Movement. To find out more about the Federation, visit their website.

Your feedback is welcome

The Festival website aims to provide essential information about our festivals and how and when to take part in them. If you have suggestions for other information which would be helpful to have available online, or have a comment on the current pages, please Contact us.