Ampthill Festival Is…


That’s all the great people of Ampthill. From the volunteers who make it happen, to everyone in the town who turns out with pride each year.

Ours is a Festival forged from a spirit of joy, pride and togetherness. It’s everything that makes Ampthill a great place to live. That’s greater than the sum of its parts and somehow punches above its weight. We want Ampthill Festival to be the best it can be. A perfectly formed community festival that attracts the best acts and celebrates local talent. This is why we get out of bed in the morning. For the committee meetings. For the blood, sweat and tears to make it happen. For the joy and pride of coming together. 

Ampthill Festival is all the things that make us what we are. It’s our Festival, Made for us, Made by us.

We have two sets of events:

  • AmpLiterary - 27 April 2019

  • Ampthill Festival Weekend - Friday 5 July 2019 to Sunday 7 July 2019

AmpRocks | AmpProms | AmpGala

Friday Rocks is a unique, not for profit, not-to-be-missed boutique start to the Festival weekend.
Celebrate ten years of AmpRocks with us. Will the headline beat previous line ups including Busted and Example? Or don’t you care, because the atmosphere will be amazing anyway? Oh, and there’s a small matter of the return of the infamous Cuban Brothers…


Saturday Proms takes traditional Proms in the park to a new level with household names, classic jazz and of course fireworks.
This year we celebrate with a children’s choir and Ampthill Choir accompanying the Ampthill Concert Orchestra joined by Britain’s Got Talent-winning musical theatre singers Collabro. Of course, Redborne Jazz band will continue to be a strong favourite for the audience too.

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True festival fun - lively parade, a myriad of stalls from local charities and business, all the fun of the fair and local bands fill the stage and arena with a party atmosphere. Join us to celebrate our 39th year!