Mayfield Festival

The Mayfield Festival of Music and the Arts is an English Arts Festival which is primarily devoted to classical music. It is a biennial event taking place in May and is centred in the ancient and beautiful village of Mayfield in East Sussex, just south of the Spa Town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

In 2014 the Festival will ran from May 2 to May 11. We are busy preparing an even more exciting line up for 2016 and will publish this as soon as we can.


Jeremy Summerly has been appointed Festival Director and the 2014 festival was his debut.  Jeremy is a conductor, musicologist and broadcaster and is already well known in Mayfield as Conductor of the Mayfield Festival since 2012.  His experience and musicianship ensured that the 2014 Festival was the most exciting and varied yet.


We are extremely grateful to our generous sponsors and patrons, without whose help this renowned Festival would not take place.

Prof and Mrs Hans Rausing
Ms Lisbet Rausing and Mr Peter Baldwin
Mrs and Mrs Simon Tindall
Mrs Sheila Humphrey
Mrs and Mrs John Clayton


Jeremy Summerly (Artistic Director)
Jonathan Jones (Financial Director)
Deirdre Benians (Director and Publicity Manager)
Brian O’Connor (Director and Box Office Manager)
Kate Sanday (Director and PR Consultant)
Chris Jones (Website Manager)
Steve Swanton (Concert Manager)
Andrew Benians (Festival Adviser)
John Richardson  (Box Office)