We are delighted this year to have a line-up of artists who both complement each other and give us a wide showcase of the arts. Framed by classical music, we also explore Balkan folk music, electronics and even a live graffiti event! Our desire to provide interest and engagement for children has again been a major feature of the programming, with a series of workshops in addition to a number of child-friendly concerts and other opportunities.
As ever, we are proud to welcome a fantastic number of local musicians, both professional and amateur, who enrich the Festival. These include the Hexham Abbey Festival Chorus, the Abbey Choirs, young musicians and many others. We are grateful that, once again, Arts Council England has given full endorsement to the plans, making the Festival possible with a generous grant. We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a very memorable Festival.