Festival Friends are the enthusiasts and devotees who each year between them have the potential to make extraordinary things happen. The more there are, the more extraordinary these things become.

Large donations from a few generous individuals have helped the festival since its beginning. The Friends Scheme, which has been running successfully now for the past 9 years, allows many more people to assist. For a relatively affordable subscription you too can become a Festival Friend. As well as the benefits that the scheme offers, you can enjoy a sense of involvement and have the satisfaction of knowing that you are one of the people bringing joy to the lives of others by helping to fund this exciting event.

The Friends subscriptions are £100 for single membership and £150 for couples. Benefits include priority booking with advanced copy of the brochure, free and discounted tickets and invitations to various events. For details of the Friends membership and an application form please click here.

We also have a Subscribers Scheme. For payment of only £25 each subscriber will receive a festival brochure through the post and be entitled to take advantage of a one week priority booking period immediately before booking opens to the general public. The Subscriber subscription qualifies for gift aid which is an advantage to the festival. For an application form please click here.

Bruce & Philippa Allen
Tim & Katie Ambler
John Arkell
Phil & Sarah Banyard 
Steve & Peta Benson
Alan & Olivia Birch
Sheila Broom
David & Penny Brough
Keith & Teresa Brown
Martin & Robin Burkitt
Bob & Lois Carrick
Andy & Trish Chapman
Tony & Juliet Colman
Stephen Cottee & Allan Urquhart
Henry & Charlotte Crawley
Theo Crowder
Philip & Nicola Curl
Roger & Claire Dubbins
Chris & Anna Dugdale 
Michael & Penelope Evans
Dick & Debbie Fiddian
Nigel & Julie Flower
Patrick & Anne Foster 
Jonathan Freegard & Fenella Gentleman
Peter & Susie Furnivall
Simon & Sarah Garnier

Susan Goose
Simon & Sue Guest
Guy & Sophia Hodgson
Stephen & Catherine Hume
Chris & Diana Jacob
Stephen & Caroline Jefford
Nigel Jenney & Lukie Simms
Charles & Sue Killin
Stephen & Caro Lamdin
John Last & Freddie Van Till
Fiona Lawrence & David Bull
Sylvia Levete
Mike & Henrietta Lindsell
Nicholas & Morag Lloyd
Nicholas Lloyd
Sally Marshall
Iain & Alison Mawson
Annie McAlister-Dilks & Robert Dilks
Eleanor McAlister-Dilks
Moira Morrissey 
Jim & Mary Pallister
Adney Payne & Angela Black
Peter Reeve
Nigel & Pam Ripley
Charles Robson
Ian & Lorna Ross

John & Patsy Seymour
Sean & Karen Siddall
David & Eleanor Sidgwick
Ashlea Smith
Chris & Annie Taylor
James & Katherine Thomson
Merlin Waterson
John & Fiona Wollocombe

Honorary Friends

Nina & Duncan Baker
Tony Britten & Mary Lincoln
Karen & Peter Hall
Mary & Anthony Hunt
Brian MacArthur
Helen & Gary May
Clare Walker

And others who wish to remain anonymous