Basingstoke Festival

Basingstoke Festival announces exciting new partnership with Without Walls, England’s biggest network of outdoor arts festivals

Basingstoke Festival is delighted to have joined Without Walls as a part of the Touring Network Partnership.

Without Walls is a network of festivals and arts organisations that brings fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across England for free. Established in 2007 as a partnership between five festivals, Without Walls has grown in size, ambition and reputation to become a network of thirty-six in 2019. This huge expansion has been made possible with National Portfolio investment from Arts Council England to Without Walls; recognising the value of outdoor arts which bring communities together and attract visitors to the area.

Basingstoke Festival will benefit from being part of the new Without Walls Touring Network Partnership which comprises of outdoor arts festivals, venues, local authorities and arts organisations partners across the country. With this, Basingstoke will have more world-class free outdoor shows and arts activities on its doorstep and the region will become nationally recognised as part of the largest network of outdoor festivals in England.

Ross Harvie, Arts and Events Manager for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council said: “Being a part of an ambitious national network of outdoor art festivals and involved in a consortium with an international reputation, really helps us develop our offer for the borough during the festival. We are really excited to bring accessible work into the borough, showcasing more quality outdoor arts to an ever-growing audience. From unexpected art in our shopping centres to bold circus in our parks, this new partnership will bring excellent and exciting art not seen before in Basingstoke.”

For more information about Without Walls,, its network of touring festivals, performances and dates, visit:

If you have any questions or would like to get involved in 2019, please email Basingstoke Festival

Main pic: Mufti Games – One Kid and their Dog (image: Paul Blakemore)

Basingstoke Festival is a partner in Without Walls, working with festivals and artists and bringing fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across the UK. Find out more:

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Friday 21 June to Sunday 7 July 2019

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Full programme announcement in May 2019

Programme 2018


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