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We were delighted to have presented the first Sidmouth International Jazz and Blues Festival from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022.

Our vision is to continue to bring wellbeing through the power of music; an artistic programme of quality, diversity and inclusivity that will engage the community, enhance tourism and provide economic and cultural benefits to the beautiful town of Sidmouth and the region of East Devon.

From small beginnings come great things...

An experienced and enthusiastic management team put a lot of careful thinking into how to best launch the festival in 2022 particularly considering the challenges that the Covid 19 pandemic has had on cultural events.

Our 2022 programme reflected a more boutique programme of events with our longer-term vision to gradually grow and build the festival year on year.

The 2022 programme included ticketed headline concerts in the stunning setting of Sidmouth Parish church, featuring acclaimed and respected artistes from the world of Jazz and Blues. 

We also presented a subsidised free outdoor performance stage at Kennaway House over four days with local and regional music talent, a street marching band and free music at various fringe venues including hotels, restaurants, and pubs.

Music genres presented at the festival include the best in Jazz, Blues, Roots, Soul, Latin, Funk and much more!

Private patronage and corporate sponsorship packages are available for both individuals and businesses.

We invite you to support the festival and in return benefit from high profile branding opportunities and outstanding client hospitality.

We would be delighted to hear from local and regional musicians who would like the opportunity and platform to perform as part of the festival.

The festival is also looking for volunteers to join the team and be an integral part of our exciting new annual festival in Sidmouth.