17/11 19/11 GMT

A new village-wide, multi-venue weekend music festival for Hurstpierpoint

17–19 November 2023

HURSTfolk. is the brainchild of Hurstpierpoint resident, Debbie Clare, who has worked in the music industry – both on and off stage – for over 20 years.

A vocalist for Massive Attack, and the agent for a plethora of ground-breaking alternative music artists, Debbie is drawing upon her extensive live music career to weave together this community-focused weekend of live music performances.

When Debbie put a call out for Hurstpierpoint-based musicians to register their interest in being part of the event, she was inundated with enquiries; what she thought might be a one-night line-up has turned into a sprawling 3-day event, featuring traditional venues as well as lesser-utilised spaces.

“HURSTfolk. – it’s not a folk festival!” should have been the tagline; but this is very much a festival for all genres – featuring the “folk” of Hurstpierpoint.

HURSTfolk. showcases the very best of Hurstpierpoint music-makers, as well as the village’s fantastic venues, and a community that wants to get out and support local talent. HURSTfolk. offers a “pay-what-you-can” ticket option, as well as many entirely free-entry events, making it accessible for absolutely everyone. 

100% of the income for the ticketed events will be paid directly to the artists performing.