The Gate to Southwell Festival (Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th June 2019) is now established as a leading international roots and acoustic music event rivaling other well-established festivals and receiving many accolades. The festival is held on the edge of the historic and beautiful market town of Southwell next to the racecourse, and approximately 13 miles from Nottingham and 8 miles from the A1 and Newark. This is an annual festival, now in its 13th year.
Over 50 artists performing over 4 days on 4 main stages, on-site camping, kids activities, street theatre, comedy, spoken word and lots more.
This festival is set apart from many of the smaller UK festivals by two things – the first is the music. You will not find any “fill-in” artists at GTSF. Everyone on stage brings a unique talent, whether they’re well-known names or up-and-coming stars, or are playing to gain exposure with a new audience, they will all have shown an element of “magic” in their performances to bring something special to the festival experience. There have been many artists who have played their first “proper festival” here, who now grace the main stages of some of the greatest festivals in the world. See them here first! The second is the friendliness of GTSF – you can bump into the organisers all over the site and have a chat. Our stewards are just the best – and that rubs off on everyone else. We implore you to come and join the fun!