The inaugural Battle Arts & Music Festival promises to be a vibrant and exciting addition to Battle’s calendar of events. The festival includes performances by internationally renowned classical musicians, drawn from premier UK and London based orchestras and ensembles, who will feature in ticketed events at several festival venues throughout the town. Visual Arts exhibitions will include work by renowned international and regional artists and will be held at participating galleries and exhibition spaces. Additionally, intimate Battle Fringe events will take place in many of the town’s bars and restaurants and will complement the classical performances with jazz, folk and rock.
The festival will run over a three day period, just as the summer season has come to a close and the nights are beginning to draw in. There will be indoor and outdoor events throughout the day and evening, with candlelight, roaring log fires and locally sourced food and drink to give visitors a memorable taste of Battle and 1066 Country. It is hoped 2014 will be the first of what will become an annual festival, creating a lasting cultural legacy for the town.