Devizes Street Festival – the Director’s Cut

A concentrated mix of the finest British Street performers, Artists and Musicians 

Monday 30th August 2021

The Devizes Street Festival takes on a new ‘one year only’ approach in response to recent challenges. We will see a fantastic programme welcoming some of the best UK street performers, contemporary circus acts, dancers, musicians and walkabout shows to Devizes. 2021 will be a condensed home-brewed version of our usual (International) annual event.  Come along and join our audience to be amazed, surprised and entertained on the August Bank Holiday Monday.

Street Festival in the Market Place

A fantastically energetic event, which sees the Market Place bustling with people and roaming acts of all kinds. The format is constantly changing, but you can always expect high quality art, music, and a wonderful time

We have a fantastic market where you can find an array of delicious food and drinks, licensed bars, and crafts available from Festival Stalls.
Why not stop by the new DOCA bar, (all profits go to next year’s events)? Try a Real Ale from the Stealth Brewery. Our markets are more spacious in response to the pandemic and we’ve moved our Makery into the Corn Exchange so pop in and find a unique handmade gift and support local artists.
Please follow instructions from stewards, they are there to keep everyone safe.
Help us minimise waste by bringing your own drinking containers.
 

Acts performing at Devizes Street Festival 2021

Street Festival Accessibility Information

DOCA Festival Week 2021 Accessibility Information. Street Festival Site All performance pitches and venues are wheelchair accessible and are free of incline and obstacle Mobility assistance is available on request. Just speak to one of our Festival Makers around the site and at our Info Point Disabled Toilets available in West Central Car Park hours ... Read more ...

VIP Tickets now available!

For some of our shows this year, the first 50 seats are available to reserve at just £3 each or £10 for a family of 4, get the best seats in the house (well, street!) To ensure everyone’s safety and ensure we gained the advanced permissions we needed we have erred on the side of ... Read more ...

Bombay Baja

Bombay Baja Bombay Baja Immerse yourself in the rhythms of India. Formed in 1997 Bombay Baja Brass Band are Europe’s leading Indian brass band. They have created their own unique style by combining popular Indian melodies together with the powerful rhythms of the dhol drum. Where: roaming from the Market Place When: 17:30 and 19:00 ... Read more ...

Roo’d

Roo’d   Roo’d Always Roo’d but never offensive you can’t miss these two Roo’s, Jumping a metre off the ground and 2 metres in a bound they’re a phenomenal sight with their cheeky blend of outback macho and inner-city punk savvy. These Roo’s are bought to us by Joy Magnet an international touring company of ... Read more ...

Valentino’s Street Band

Valentino’s Street Band   The Valentinos Street Band: The Valentino’s Street Band perform Jazz, Funk, Calypso, New Orleans, Latin and Cumbia. They play it all with verve and humour. They’ll be on the move and hope you’ll join them. Dance along as they fill the streets with their amazing sounds. When: 11:30 and 13:30  for ... Read more ...

King Brasstards

King Brasstards King Brasstards Inspired by the sounds of the streets of New Orleans, this Leicester outfit has been taking the festival scene by storm. Covering everything from swing classics through to modern pop hits and soulful numbers. They are always open to requests, giving them the King Brass-treatment. Where: On the move from the ... Read more ...

2021 Festival programme available now!

Get your 2021 Festival Brochure here digital copies £1.50 (click on the link) Hard Copies are available soon This link will take you to Paypal Secure, please log in press Pay now, then.. press return to seller your copy will be there, please don’t forget to download it! See you at the Festival! ...

Pickled Image Presents – Peep Show

The Marvellous box of peeps and delights! Peep inside the box to witness the exquisite charms of Deloris the Devine (re-living her days as the belle of the ball, as she bumps and grinds in her surgical stockings), or Buster the Thruster (the Elvis impersonator with a penchant for pints and pies). Blending classic rock ... Read more ...

The Black Eagles

The Black Eagles were formed in 1997 and are originally from Tanzania, East Africa. They learnt their acrobatic skills on the streets of Dar-es-Salaam and combine stunning acrobatic skills, energetic dance and an uplifting musical soundtrack in a performance that is both enjoyable and breath-taking. They are international festival favourites and have now settled in ... Read more ...

Rose Popay Presents – The Art Tart

You’ll find the Art Tart anywhere from lavish parties to street corners, injecting humour through on the spot quick draw naughty portraits.  Take five minutes out of your day and take home a portrait like no other let the Art Tart literally undressed you with her eyes and her sharpie! Pitch: Albion Place Pitch G ... Read more ...

Mimbre – Lifted

  Mimbre are an all-woman troupe of outstanding acrobats. Lifted is a collection of funny, poetic and surprising moments, which explore in different ways what it means when one body is carried by another. Or when one person carries two people. Or when a person doesn’t want to be carried at all. Or when three ... Read more ...

Bicycle Boy

An outdoor bicycle-powered eco-musical, for children 6-10 and their families. Our hero, Sam has 24 hours to clear out his grandad’s old bike workshop; it has been a difficult time and the business has to close. He remembers granddad teaching him to ride – and playing with him, pretending to be superhero Bicycle Boy. It ... Read more ...

Simple Cypher Presents Roll up Roll up

Prepare to be amazed by Roll Up, Roll Up as Simple Cypher perform explosive tricks with effortless agility within a large, spinning steel ring known as a Cyr Wheel. This skilled duo combines freestyle Hip Hop and acrobatics with juggling in an innovative and original way in this playful production. Simple Cypher fuse Hip Hop ... Read more ...

Loaded by PanGottic

Are you ready for take-off? Or are you in the firing zone? Hold on to the seat of your pants as PanGottic bring their latest projectile-blasting, air-powered extravaganza out of the workshop and onto the streets. Locked? Loaded.  Piloted in Devizes in 2019 we are pleased to welcome PanGottic back to our streets with this ... Read more ...

Out of the Deep Blue

‘Out of the deep blue’ by Autin Dance Theatre is a show of two parts.  It tells the magical story of EKO the sea giant who rises from the deep ocean and encounters, on the shore, a little girl called ᐯiolet. These two beings- an ancient creature and a young girl-offer us their stories: an ... Read more ...

Lost Opera

Ashley Peever and Nikki Watson have created this interactive street performance that you can join using your phone.  huge bewildering beasts will twist themselves through the town each one ready to perform together with a musical composition like you have never heard before. We need you and your phone. When you see the costumes you ... Read more ...

#HappyHeartBike

The #HappyHeart Bike is a cross between a giant marble run and a kinetic sculpture, handcrafted and built onto the back of a bike over lockdown. The rider is Matt Pang of Pangottic, the inventor of this crazy contraption he’ll be proud to show you all the ins and outs of his curious creation as ... Read more ...

Elton Wrong

Elton Wrong comes to our street, driving a white piano and belting out classic songs just like a rocket man. This is a light-hearted take on the culture of tribute acts and of the great man himself.  You’ll be laughing like children and living like lovers as Elton brings an instant stadium gig to you ... Read more ...

Hodman Dodmanott and Sally Forth

Hodman Dodmanott and Sally Forth from the Flying Butteresses Hodman Dodmanott and Sally Forth are two tiny adventurers from the country of Oblivia, with a lot on their minds and even more on their backs. Join these elderly amblers as they set out to discover the modern world, meet strange and exciting new people, and ... Read more ...

Rimski & Handkerchief

Rimski & Handkerchief Rimski & Handkerchief are a curious spectacle indeed, as they meander the streets with their marvellous musical machines: the Bicycle -Piano and Double-Bassicle Singing timeless songs of momentous, melancholic & magical magnitude, while performing an extraordinary dance on wheels.  Expect extreme eccentricity & silliness interspersed with moments of moving beauty (if you’ll pardon the ... Read more ...

The Desperate Men – Washed Up (feature film)

The Desperate – Washed Up (Feature Film) Washed Up – a feature film A bleakly comic study of a creative relationship in crisis. What drives two veterans of outdoor arts to keep making vital theatre when some days they are barely on speaking terms? The creative mechanics of Desperate Men’s fractious but fruitful partnership are laid bare, ... Read more ...

Avanti Display – The Spurting Man

Avanti Display – The Spurting Man ‘The Spurting Man’ is a true spectacle unlike his long-suffering assistant who despises him. Give some appreciation to the undervalued downtrodden and under-appreciated assistant as he is soaked in 200 litres of water. The pompous Spurting Man appears on his pedestal a demonstrates a series of bizarre displays to ... Read more ...

Artist in Residence – Libbertine Vale

Artist in Residence – Libbertine Vale Libbertine Vale is a free motion embroider who specialises in social commentary and out of the box thinking which is reflected in her work. She will continue her residency from Picnic in the Park where she began to gather your musings on the last year, the year ‘we’ missed, she will ... Read more ...

The Desperate Men – Slapstick and Slaughter (Live Show)

The Desperate Men – Slapstick and Slaughter (Live Show) The Desperate Men have been causing chaos in the streets and in venues for 40 years – 2021 is an exploration of next steps, ending, and reflections. As part of this process, we are proud to present …  Slapstick and Slaughter: attempts to confront the absurdity of ... Read more ...

Our amazing acts are being added to our website and our online program will be available to download soon. We will do a very short print run of programs which will be available at our information stand.

We have introduced a cashless donation system where you can donate an amount of your choice through our Ko-fi site, just scan the QR codes you see around the site. If you want to see your festivals continue please donate.

To find out who has performed at the Street Festival Fortnight in previous years, have a look at our Archive.

Market Stalls

We have planned our markets with safety in mind before restrictions were lifted, we are pleased we can now run much more normally though there is still a risk and we ask you as an audience to be considerate and as careful as you can.
Please use sanitizer, give people space, if you wish to wear a mask then please do. Please follow instructions from stewards, they are there to keep everyone safe.
Help us minimize waste by bringing your own drinking containers.
 

The Makery makers market will be taking place in the Corn Exchange from 11:00 until 18:00 

Outdoor Food court and Festival Stalls in the Market Place 11:00 – 21:30 

Find out who is trading at Devizes Street Festival 2021 ...

Other Festival Information

Festival Thanks

Thank you to our sponsors, partners and supporters. Any businesses and individuals named here have gone the extra distance to help make the Street Festival take place, click the logos to visit their websites.