July 2016

There are an amazing array of events to enjoy in the 2016 Basingstoke Festival!

2016 programme available now!

Described as “the best and probably most important community event held in Basingstoke”, Basingstoke Festival is now in its fifth year and aims to be even more action packed than ever before!

There is a brand new line-up of over 100 amazing events, running from Friday 17 June to Sunday 10 July 2016. From productions of Shakespeare’s classics, such as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, to the ‘sand mandala’ art exhibitions and dances of Tibetan Monks, this year is set to be full of brilliant new activities for all the family to enjoy.
The festival will open on Friday 17 June with a Carnival Parade through the town centre. Starting at 5pm from Cross Street at the Top of the Town, the streets will come alive with music, dance and dazzling costumes. Led by BinBot, a 10 foot high moving robot made from recycled materials for part of the route, expect more than 500 colourful performers, giant puppets and walkabout acts.

There are a huge number of other musical acts and entertainers booked to perform across the festival period too, including big names such as Jamie Raven and Russell Watson. In addition to this, there are demonstrations, arts and craft fairs, food festivals, such as the Cheese and Chilli festival, dancing, buskers, workshops and much, much more! The festival will also provide an opportunity to see the historical side of Basingstoke, with a series of walks through the borough, and will culminate with a grand finale at Basingstoke Live.

Basingstoke’s got lots to love so get involved!

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Join in the festival fun by taking a photo using our B frame at any festival event and you could win a £50 Festival Place voucher!

Simply post it using #BstokeFestival on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by Sunday 10 July.

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