Like to perform?

Entertainment at Holmfirth Food & Drink Festival

Music and Entertainment for the festival is organised by JamFactory Music School. The festival’s main performance area is located in the Council Offices Car park next to the Library. The main stage is live and bustling from 12 noon onwards on both the Saturday and the Sunday of the festival and suits all types of acts including solos, duos, bands and larger groups. There is also a performance space in Towngate Car Park which is suitable for solo/duos.

We have various smaller areas also available for busking around the festival site, again suited to smaller acts. If you would like to perform during the Festival weekend then please get in touch with JamFactory via

Whether you’re a musician or a magician, a balloon twister or a boy band, a caricaturist or a clown we want to hear from you. During the festival weekend, we want to create an exciting buzz around Holmfirth, and we want you to be part of it!

Who can apply?

We are taking applications from absolutely any type of street performer or act including; solo acoustic acts, bands, roaming performers, balloon artists, magicians, jugglers, contortionists and other street artists! Get in touch with JamFactory via for more information and to apply.

How many can be in a group?

We will do our best to fit in larger performing acts but will have to factor this into where and when you are able to perform during the festival.

When is the festival?

Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival will take place on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September 2023.

Do i get paid?

The festival is a non-profit organisation and every year profits are donated to local charities such as Full Life Church Food Bank. Therefore, we are unable to pay any performing acts, but we will be encouraging our visitors to recognise your talent and as a busker you are welcome to accept donations. We will provide you with a food voucher to spend anywhere on site.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, or would like to apply to perform at this year’s festival, contact JamFactory via

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