About

Battle Festival draws visitors to the 1066 Country from throughout the UK, Western Europe and the US. With performances and exhibitions by internationally acclaimed, award-winning artists, the festival has received immense public and critical acclaim and world-wide attention.

Our patrons are Tim Rice-Oxley of Keane and RSC and TV actor Anton Lesser who give us their valuable time, help and advice. Without them the festival would not be so successful.

Battle Festival is a registered charity and is managed by a small group of Trustees supported a very active committee made up of members from the local community.

 It has received rave reviews and is now a firm fixture in the South East England cultural diary. It has received 5 star reviews from the Guardian and Observer newspaper.

For information on how to get in touch with us please visit the contact page.

Tim Rice-Oxley

Tim Rice-Oxley

Patron

Anton Lesser

Anton Lesser

Patron

Festival Associates

Battle Festival works in partnership with number of leading organisations to ensure that we deliver a top quality and diverse range of events.

These include Glyndebourne, English Heritage, Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra, Applause Rural Touring, Keane, and the Grove Theatre supported by Arts Council of England and Wales, the Lottery and other funding bodies.

 At a local level, we are indebted to Battle Town Council, English Heritage, St Marys Church, and Holland and Harper Accountants for providing venues and support over the years.

Without our sponsors the 2021 Festival would not have been staged and we owe a very special thanks to CPJ Field (Haines and Son), Heringtons Solicitors and The Honest Hub for their generous support.