Star names for Guildhall stage at Priory Park Festival, Chichester

A treasure trove of writers, poets and musicians have now been confirmed for the second performance stage at Priory Park Festival Chichester.

Dame Esther Rantzen

Dame Esther Rantzen talks about 30 years of Childline on Saturday July 9, at 16.30pm, tickets £10

In addition to the artists performing on the main stage from July 8 – 10, a host of star names have been confirmed for the Guildhall Stage. This second stage is situated in the historic medieval Guildhall in the centre of the Park.

Dame Esther Rantzen, Glyn Johns, Glen Povey, Tom Fort, Barry Miles and Simon Fanshawe will be joined by Bubsie and the Beat Brothers, The Sussex Alphabet and Chichester Music Academy.

On the poetry side, Ted Hughes Poetry Award winner Maggie Sawkins will be joined by Barry Smith (the BBC Proms Poetry Award runner-up) and a host of other celebrated published poets will also read, many from the Sussex area.

For full line-up of events on Guildhall Stage, click here:


There is seating for c.100 people in the Guildhall and admission prices have been kept as low as possible to allow visitors to try an eclectic mix of events. For those who hold weekend passes or VIP tickets entry is free but on a first in line queue basis. There is a cash only ticket policy on the door.

Artists appearing on the main stage over the weekend include Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Feeling, Seth Lakeman, Zoe Rahman, Courtney Pine, The Manfreds with Paul Jones, Martin Simpson, The Monochrome Set, Ryan Burnett, the Hounds Of Love featuring Lisa Abbott, Heath, Lunir, and the Charlotte Glasson Band with Chris Spedding.

To book tickets online, click here:

Or in person from the Festival Box Office Cloisters Shop, Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester, PO18 1PX (open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm). 01243 813595.


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