MarshFest to return for fifth festival in September 2024 

Matt Owens and The Delusional Vanity Project to star

Two stages unveiled as new music showcase invites local acts to play

Zumba, graffiti canvases, children’s entertainer, craft tent, family games

Over £27,000 raised for good causes so far

MARSHFIELD, June 2024: MarshFest  is set to return to Marshfield for the fifth time on Saturday September 14 with two stages, a new headline act and plenty of fun for the whole family.

Having raised £27,000 to date, this year MarshFest will feature Matt Owens of Noah & the Whale and his band The Delusional Vanity Project on the main stage, alongside Henry Ray and El Toro, Rubix Groove, Antalya, Fancy Biscuits and DJ Johnny.

The New Music Showcase will feature up to six acts each with a 40 min set on the new El Toro Music Stage. Designed to play primarily original material, the bands can also perform exciting takes on covers. With a music voucher for El Toro Music and free entry to MarshFest, bands are invited to apply by sending demos to by Monday 1st July.

Zumba with Jess from Dance Fit Bath, children’s entertainer Lucy Lost It, a craft tent by The Makery, graffiti canvases by Graffarty, face painting and sports day games are just some of the family-friendly activities on offer in this one-day festival.

Set up by village dads and one mum, MarshFest runs from 12.30pm to 11.00pm on Saturday 14 September at Broadleys, Marshfield Cricket Club’s ground. The festival features accessible toilets and dedicated changing facilities for those with additional needs.

Food and drink is locally sourced and includes Marshfield’s Pizza Folk with stone-baked sourdough pizzas; Bath’s Chai Walla with Indian cuisine; Pim’s Thai Street Food; Marshfield Ice Cream; a barbeque and hot drinks and snacks from the Really Awesome Coffee.

100% of profits go to good causes, with Marshfield Primary PTA and Warmley Park School and College set to benefit, alongside hosts, Marshfield Cricket Club. There’s also plenty of free parking available on-site.

“Festival number five feels like a big one,” commented Hugh Campbell from the MarshFest committee, “Two stages will be a game changer for us, so we can make sure there’s something for everyone – from new music to popular crowd pleasers to family entertainment. We’ve built on the best bits of the last few years and added even more family fun. We’re hoping to raise our best total yet this year.”

Primary sponsor this year is MJ Church, with other local sponsors including Davis Groundworks; RW Knight & Son; Davis Meade; F. G. Bond & Son; Wyatt & Sons Fencing; Brighter Places, Marshfield Ice Cream and Winsley White. Partnering is Powerline.

MarshFest attracted over 1,000 festival goers on its last outing. Everyone is encouraged to buy e-tickets before the day to benefit from an early bird rate as prices increase on the door on the day – tickets can be bought from