Frome Festival 2024

From Friday 5th – Sunday 14th July, Frome will come alive with music, art and culture as the Frome Festival returns for its 23rd year. With over 200 events taking place across 10 days, the Festival aims to celebrate the best of Frome, with events and activities taking place in so many places and spaces across the town – from venues and galleries to pubs and parks.

Frome Festival is gearing up for its biggest ever programme and this year’s theme celebrates 60 years of Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’, featuring artwork by celebrated illustrator Sholto Walker depicting Willy Wonka striding down the streets of Frome. To celebrate this theme, five Golden Tickets will be hidden at various Festival events with winners receiving a scrumdiddlyumptious spending spree at Frome’s local chocolatier and café, Choc et al.

The community arts festival has been a popular fixture in the town since 2001 and aims to offer something for everyone, young and old, including different types of music, theatre, comedy, spoken word, art, dance, film, workshops, children’s events, and food or drink experiences. Expect a dash of Frome’s signature quirkiness!

Children can enjoy bouldering workshops, comic art masterclasses, science exploration of pondlife, theatre productions, a Willy Wonka Rave, outdoor shows and so much more.

Frome Festival is teaming up with the popular Frome Independent Market on Sunday 7th July, taking over their entertainment stages with music, street theatre, and dance.

Popular fixtures of the Festival return including the Hidden Gardens, Open Art Trail and the famous Festival Food Feast which returns for a celebration of amazing international street food, live music and entertainment. Sponsored by local Frome company Lilley’s Cider.

At the heart of the Festival is a programme of free and low-cost events generously supported by the National Lottery Community Fund. With accessible activity taking place every day of the Festival, more people than ever before will be able to experience the joys of live music, art, literature and theatre, as well as busy programme for families and younger children.

Take a look at the events below or download the programme on the festival website –