Welcome to our family-friendly festival.

We’re busy planning for the next MarshFest which will be on Saturday 14th September 2024. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for more details.

With every penny raised going to good causes, we’re proud to have made over £27,000 at MarshFest over the years.

Thank you for helping us to raise £12,000 at MarshFest last time – our highest total ever! This made a big difference to Marshfield School, the Cricket Club and Warmley Park School and College.

There was a big thank you due, as ever, to our many volunteers. From face painting to pulling pints and everything in between – we appreciate the time you took and you’ve helped to make MarshFest so successful.

Our first ever Battle of the Bands was a huge success with incredible talent on show from our 6 finalists. The winner – Intermission – went on to shine on the main stage as well as scooping a £300 music voucher from El Toro Music, Chippenham

Andy Methley took some brilliant photos which graced the pages of the Gloucester Gazette, Bath Life and the Bath and Wiltshire Parent, amongst others.

Primary sponsor was MJ Church, alongside other sponsors Davis Groundworks (entertainment sponsor); RW Knight & Son; Davis Meade; F. G. Bond & Son; Delta Precast, Marshfield Ice Cream and Chippenham’s El Toro Music. Partnering was Powerline.

Have a look back at this years line-up, the entertainment, and local food and drink from the day or dig into the story behind the festival.

James, Guy, Nigel, Jess, Justin and Claire


MarshFest promises fun for all the family. Here’s a flavour of what entertainment is on offer this year – we’re adding to the list all the time:

Lucy Lost-it

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Lucy Lost It back to MarshFest! She entertained us brilliant a few years ago. Some of the wonderful things Lucy offers are magic shows, circus skills, and balloon modelling and she always has a rapt audience.

MarshFest kids entertainment crowd


Graffiti specialists Graffarty is run by Steven Fitzpatrick, a professional Graffiti Artist based in Bristol who has been painting graffiti on and off since the late 1980s. He’s bringing his show on the road to MarshFest for the first time, so see his demos and spray paint your own graffiti name under his supervision (costs £10 per canvas to take home and keep).

Makery Kate

Award-winning crafter extraordinaire Makery Kate has provided her brilliantly popular hands-on craft materials, offering family-friendly projects to complete on the day.

Makery Kate at MarshFest girl in apron

Zumba with Jess

For the first time, we’re delighted to have Zumba with Jess on our main stage! Get up, get moving – it’s perfect for adults and kids. Jess says: “I have been teaching Zumba Fitness in and around Bath for over 15 years. It’s a great workout, both cardio and conditioning and anyone can participate, no matter how old, young , fit or unfit. You do not need dancing experience, just the ability to move and shake what your mumma gave u 😜”.

Games Area

Test your strength with our tug of war. Why not pit yourself against your neighbours and see who triumphs? Or try your hand at our child-friendly archery (no arrows!) as well as sports day favourites.

MarshFest games area archery

Face Painting

Don’t miss our brilliant face painters who will transform children into a creatures of their choice, be they unicorn or superheroes.

MarshFest face painting girl

Hay Bales

Time and again we’re told that it’s the simple, rural fun of our hay bale stack that keeps the kids entertained for hours.

MarshFest hay bales fun

For more information on the day, why not visit our handy FAQs.


We’re super excited to present our Marshfest 2022 line-up, with some very popular returners as well as a few fresh faces. Here’s who’s to look out for:

Talk in Code

Talk In Code are the South West’s finest exports. Delivering a “shimmering slab of indie pop goodness” (Amazing Radio), the band have gone from strength to strength in 2022 recently signing to London based Regent Street Records. The four piece, described as “Pet Shop Boys meets The 1975” have delicately crafted their own style of 80’s inspired, synth led uplifting and danceable indie pop. 

Find out more here…

Bottle of Dog

A Bottle of Dog are a 3 piece rock band hailing from North Wiltshire. Their sound is inspired by the classic rock music their parents played them as kids with a bit of indie thrown in for good measure. 

They are looking forward to finally playing Marshfest after the dreaded Covid prevented them from doing so in 2021.  

Enter Red

Enter Red are an Alt-Rock quartet hailing from Bristol, UK. Taking inspiration from bands such as ‘Wolf Alice’ and ‘Nothing But Thieves’, Enter Red are best known for their massive stage presence which sees raucous youthful energy mixed with tight musicianship. The band have sold out multiple headline shows and their recent single ‘motion’ was nominated as BBC Bristols ‘Big New Sound’.  

Find out more here…

Fancy Biscuits

Fancy Biscuits

A high-calibre, high-energy funk and soul band, bringing a huge sound and party vibes to Marshfest 2022. Putting their unique twist on a trunk-full of funk, soul and disco classics, this 6-piece class act are guaranteed crowd-pleasers, with floor-fillers from the likes of Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and James Brown and tones inspired by modern-day funk heroes Scary Pockets and Vulfpeck.

Find out more here…


After a thumping set last time around, Antalya, a hugely talented band led by James Warren, are back for another amazing set of blues-inspired brilliance.

Pipe Dream

Pipe Dream are a popular 4 piece function band renowned for covering a wide range of popular fun and lively music in and around Wiltshire.

Local boys based in Corsham will be doing a stripped down acoustic set to sit back and enjoy the weather with a cool cider. 

Johnny Gibbons

After a stupendous DJ set last year, Jonny “bad ass” Gibbons is back with a killer sun-set session to get us all dancing

Zumba with Jess

For the first time, we’re delighted to have Zumba with Jess on our main stage! Get up, get moving – it’s perfect for adults and kids.

Battle of the Bands

Another first for Marshfest 2022, were excited to host our first Battle of the Band competition for schools. Our shortlisted finalist will battle out on the day, with the winners recieving £300 in music equipment vouchers and a set on the main stage.

Find out more here…

Food and Drink

Offering delicious local food and drink is very important to the MarshFest team, so here’s who has fed you at the last festival. New line up announced soon!

Chai Walla

Chai Walla

Chai Walla brought delicious street food-inspired Indian dishes to MarshFest.

Feast Brothers

Serving authentic Italian pasta dishes and much more from their food truck, using locally sourced ingredients where possible, we welcomed Feast Brothers for the first time. Yum!

Pizza Folk

Marshfield’s Jenna and her team fed the festival! Pizza Folk make delicious wood-fired, Neopolitan pizzas fresh to order.

Marshfield Ice Cream

Marshfield Ice Cream logo

Famous the country over, Marshfield Ice Cream treated MarshFesters to scoops of the creamiest ice cream in tantalising flavours.

Really Awesome Coffee

For anyone who needed a caffeine fix, there was a range of coffees, teas and hot drinks (and more) onsite from the Really Awesome Coffee van.

New Music Showcase

This year, in partnership with El Toro Music, we’re excited to announce our new Music Showcase.

During the afternoon of Marshfest, up to six finalists will complete a 40 min set on the new El Toro Music Stage . Each act will present a set consisting primarily of original material with some exciting takes on covers of other artists.

Simply submit a link to your demo material, along with your band name and contact details to newmusic@marshfest.co.uk by Monday 1st July 2024. The demo can be audio or video, and must contain only 2 songs, with at least one being original material. The panel of judges will then shortlist up to 6 acts and announce the finalists on Friday 19th July 2024.

Judges will be looking for a mix of passion, musicality, presence and originality.

Finalists will be awarded a music voucher to spend at the El Toro Music shop . Each band member will be provided with free entry to Marshfest, and a food and drink voucher. We’ll also provide each band member with 1 complementary free ticket to Marshfest for their supporters.

Remember, there is no overall winner – just a celebration of great local talent to enjoy on the day – good luck!

El Toro Music

El Toro Music is an award winning indepenant music store, located in Kington St Michael, Chippenham. With a unique, modern approach to customer service, sales and support they are committed to providing the best customer experience possible with the best products they can find.

They also provide vocal, guitar, bass and live performance coaching as well as instrument & pro audio service & repair.

We’re very grateful for El Toro’s help and support for an event we hope to keep building from year to year, encouraging more musicans, young and old, to step forward and shine.

Contact MarshFest

Whether you’d like to get involved and would like to hear more about the event, please contact the MarshFest team via Facebook

Or email us on info@marshfest.co.uk