It is with great sadness that after much consideration we have decided to postpone the St Edmund’s Festival 2020.  These are challenging times for us all and following the new government measures announced last week – and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty – we felt we had no option. 
We have been in touch with all of our headline acts and have received a very positive response from each and every one and they are all keen to perform for us in 2021.  
We will continue our commitment to the arts and performance at St Edmund’s School and look forward to running a fantastic

2021 Festival from Wednesday 30 June – Tuesday 6 July 2021. 

We will post updates and news here and on social media.  See you again soon!


We also regret that the inaugural Canterbury Art Prize for ages 15-18 has had to be postponed.


The Festival on the Hill at St Edmund’s School Canterbury is now firmly established as Canterbury's summer arts festival that offers something for everyone with a week full of music, theatre and art. 

St Edmund's Festival is proud to have John Harle, award winning composer and saxophonist, as its Festival Patron.   Past acts include Curtis Stigers, Freddy Kempf, Jess Gillam, Tasmin Little, Derek Nash & Louise Marshall, Harry the Piano and The Tippett Quartet. 2020 brings another sensational line up of acts from world-class musicians as well as events for all the family, workshops and talks.  At the heart of the Festival is the opportunity for young people to showcase their own talents and watch, listen and play alongside inspiring international performers.  

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