Banjo Mandolin Guitar Festival 2018

Friday March2nd – Sunday March 4th 2018

West Sussex

Booking details at BMG Website


BMG Federation Festival 2018 is being hosted by the Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra on th Sunny South Coast (it says here!)

The Festival starts on the Friday evening with a concert by Dutch brother and sister duo Marijke and Michiel Wiesenekker, performing as the Amsterdams Gitaar and Mandoline Duo. Their relaxed, warm and engaging style makes them a joy to watch.

On the Saturday there will be a comprehensive list of workshops for you to improve your skills or try your hand at something new. Also on Saturday there will be performances by the newly formed British National Fretted Orchestra, and innovative duo Elias Sibley and Florence Petit, performing as Duo Dekacord. Saturday evening sees Festival goers enjoying an evening of food, entertainment and dancing in the Art Deco surroundings of the Worthing Assembly Hall.

Sunday has a wide selection of contests for you to test your skills and entertain your peers. Then you can catch your breath while being entertained by folk duo Rob Garcia and Paul McNamara performing as na-mara. And finally the contest prizes are going to be presented by BMG Federation President Louis de Bernières. (Yes, he of Captain Corelli's Mandolin fame)