27 June - 12 July 2015


Deal Festival Welcomes Alison Balsom as its new President.

2013 Gramophone Artist of the Year, three time winner at the Classic BRITs and also three time winner at the Echo Klassik Awards, Alison Balsom has cemented an international reputation as one of classical music’s great ambassadors and is ranked amongst the most distinctive and ground-breaking musicians on the international circuit today.

The beautiful and historic surroundings of Deal, Sandwich and Dover within England's south coast are the backdrop to an annual Festival that celebrates great classical and contemporary music from some of the world's finest music-makers, as well as literature, theatre, opera, cinema, dance and the visual arts.

There is so much to enjoy in Deal, Sandwich and Dover with a glorious coastline, majestic White Cliffs, mighty castles built by Henry II and Henry VIII, Britain's youngest pier, the many mediaeval and smugglers' streets and a host of fine venues that help make Deal Festival so special.


Deal Festival are sad to announce the death of John McCabe,  a wonderful composer whose piece Sonata after William Byrd’s “Haec Dies” was given its world premiere in Deal in the Autumn of 2014 by Simon Desbruslais and Clare Hammond.

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