We are sorry to announce that the Bridgwater Quayside Festival that was going to be held on July 18th 2020 has been postponed. The District and Town Councils have met and have made the decision to postpone the festival in the light of government guidance on social gatherings during the period of disruption and risk caused by COVID-19. We are following this directive and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty – this is now the only viable option to keep you, the audiences, artists, performers and our team safe. It was felt that the risk could not be taken for all the team, artists, communities in what is an uncertain time. We have never been in these circumstances before and it is very challenging for everyone.

The Festival is currently being rescheduled to take place at a similar time next year.

Keep an eye on the social media channels over the coming weeks, we will post information on the Bridgwater Quayside Festival web site and through our social media.

We’re sending you, our audiences and supporters, our grateful thanks for your continued support.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Keep safe and stay well

We will be retuning in 2021. Follow us on social media where we will be posting 2020 updates and here on our web site.


Bridgwater’s free outdoor summer festival in and around Bridgwater will return. The festival celebrates Bridgwater’s roots as a historic riverside port and Sedgemoor culture and diversity.

There will be live music, indoor and outdoor theatre, dance, circus and acrobatics, film, carnival, puppetry with performances from local and national artists. There are free workshops and activities to suit all the family. Enjoy local food and drink from local producers and local art and crafts stalls.

Follow the art trail  enjoy bands and family activities, music and street theatre in the town centre and make your way to hidden parts of Bridgwater. Take part in a history walk and discover hidden Bridgwater.

Quayside festival is organised by Fuse Somerset Outdoor Arts , funded by Arts Council England and organises Quayside on behalf of Sedgemoor District Council and supported by Bridgwater Town Council and the Bridgwater Cultural Partnership,

Fuse are  working with the Bridgwater Cultural Partnership: Community Groups: Local businesses: Bridgwater Town Council. Bridgwater Carnival, Bridgwater Library, Blake Museum, Bridgwater Arts Centre, Bridgwater and Taunton College, Sedgemoor FM, Engine Room, Mc Millan Theatre, Bridgwater Docks Gala, Angel Place who support the Bridgwater Quayside Festival.


We would like to thank