SingFest 2023

A friendly, small scale singing festival in the Surrey countryside led by well established singers and musicians. You learn a selection of songs which you’ll perform on the Sunday afternoon. Everything is learnt by ear, so no there’s no need to be able to read music. Everyone’s welcome – you don’t have to be a member of a choir, just keen to sing! And like any festival……..there’s camping, plenty of local beer and cider, and large campfire singarounds.

When is it?

From the evening of Friday 1st September to Sunday 3rd afternoon, come join us for a weekend of song in the beautiful Surrey countryside.

Where is it?

Information on what to bring and directions are here (PDF).

It’s at Bentley Copse near Guildford. As well as camping, we have indoor sleeping in dorms available this year. It’s a beautiful spot, with woodland, open fields, plenty of facilities, showers, and of course campfires. We also run a bar and ‘tuck shop’ during the event.

How do I buy tickets?

Our tickets page has full information on prices and details for camping, staying, BBQ and more.

Who are the tutors this year?

The Singfest tutors this year are Oaken, Jamie Dawes-Hughes and Ali Burns. More information about our tutors is here.


Download the final detailed programme (PDF). SingFest runs from Friday night until Sunday afternoon.  You are welcome to arrive from 4pm on Friday afternoon to set up your tent.  Activities start Friday night with an informal sing around the fire.

Singing workshops start Saturday morning and run right through the day with plenty of time for refreshment and socialising.  Workshops continue Sunday morning culminating in a performance early Sunday afternoon.

Catering and Food

We provide BBQ food at reasonable cost for the Saturday evening.  We serve a number of vegetarian options as well as quality meat sourced from local butchers.  Meals will also include salads and a jacket potato. Purchase tickets for your BBQ when you book.

Your lovely stewards will also be running a licensed bar selling local real ale and cider, wines and soft drinks.

On Sunday lunchtime we invite in good quality outside caterers to serve us delicious meals. We make sure they cater for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores!

We provide simple breakfasts and hot drinks. You will need to bring food for all other meals.

Open Mic and Jam Session

If you play an instrument, join in for a jam session on Saturday evening. Please feel free to bring partners, family and friends to the session free of charge. BBQ food is available for purchase and camping is also possible  on the Saturday night at reasonable cost.

Kids Festival

  • More info about our kids festival will be coming soon …

NB – SingFest welcomes children and their families.