Devizes Street Festival

Saturday the 30th of April & Sunday 1st of May 2022

Market Place, Devizes town centre

The Devizes Street Festival has embarked upon a new journey launching into Summer on the first Bank Holiday in May.

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

Explore our fantastic markets where you can find an array of delicious food and drinks, licensed bars, and crafts.

For more information on Site Accessibilty we have a document to download For full Access Information click here for WORD Document.

For full Access Information click here for PDF Document.

For Specific Access information about the performances please click here for a document describing the shows

Acts Performing this year..

Avanti Display

Avanti Display – Full Circle On the Street Full Circle is a mischievous experimental entertainment performed in the round. Intrigued by a series of odd actions an audience is drawn into a circle where they are asked to help the performers in a series of tasks. Gradually as they are pulled into the logic of ... Read more ...

Brass Junkies

Brass Junkies- Band Saturday Music Brass Junkies are a Bristol based all-star, dynamic and versatile brass band. They perform New Orleans style pop and funk classics in the tradition of the finest American street bands such as The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Soul Rebels and The Rebirth Brass Band.  They’ll soon get the crowd ... Read more ...

Ceres

The Festival Finale – Ceres DOCA have been working with Bassline Circus and Full Tilt Aerial to co-produce ‘Ceres’, which will take over the Market Place and immerse you in a story inspired by Ruth Pierce who died there in 1753.  ‘Ceres’ explores the history of rural life, local justice and the lives of 18th ... Read more ...

Circomedia – Fresh Talent

Circomedia – Fresh Talent On the Street Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May We are very pleased to be hosting special guests from Circomedia – a contemporary circus school from Bristol. 30 1st year street theatre students will be trying out their new work for the first time on our streets.  They will be ... Read more ...

Dr Jones & Professor Barnard’s Medicine Show

Dr Jones & Professor Barnard’s Medicine Show On the Street Purveyors of the finest ‘Tosh’, an elixir of youth and vitality; the esteemed intellectuals Jones and Barnard have unleashed their own brand of quackery, healing and duplicitous doctoring on an unsuspecting audience. See with your own eyes as the bland, bald and bucolic are miraculously ... Read more ...

Fluid Theatre – Take 10

Fluid Theatre – Take Ten On the Street Saturday 30th April Take Ten is a performance installation by Fluid Motion Theatre, designed to slow us down. Feeling like things are all a bit much, why not Take Ten? Take a moment on a colourful swing chair, guided by a soundtrack that invites you to sit ... Read more ...

Folkdance remixed

Folkdance Re-mixed Present Step Hop House On the Street A quirky and colourful performance around an actual 12-foot maypole. A diverse cast of six dancers and three musicians, combines Maypole dancing, Clogging, Street, House and Breakdance with flavours of African and Bollywood all to a live soundtrack of fiddle, bass, percussion and beatboxing. Show length: ... Read more ...

Gnawa Blues All Stars

Gnawa Blues All Stars Sunday Music. Gnawa Blues All Stars  – NEW ACT NOT IN THE PROGRAMME Simo Lagnawi , the self-professed Ambassador of Gnawa Culture in the Uk & charismatic creator, leader of Gnawa Blues All Stars, Simo, has performed at a host of festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Latitude and Boom Town. ... Read more ...

Half a String

Half a String – The Lost Colour On the Street Join Malcolm Brushell, a professional painter and amateur alchemist, on his quest to find the pinky-est pink paint on the planet! Through cracking rocks, mashing every conceivable vegetable, and even bottling and fermenting his own cow’s wee, he has created every colour imaginable. Through stunning ... Read more ...

Mariachi Las Valentinas

Mariachi Las Valentinas- Band Sunday Music Hailing from Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, and the U.K out of the desire to shatter stereotypes within the genre. Talented musicians with incredible harmonies and lots of vocal power, they are an authentic Mariachi band that have toured internationally at many prestigious events. Treat your ears to this unique sound.  ... Read more ...

Mr Tea and The Minions

Mr. Tea and the Minions Sunday Music. United by a love of tea, energetic dancing, cheeky riffs, silly hats, and cake, Mr. Tea and the Minions have been unleashing their colourful explosion of musical mayhem on unsuspecting audiences since 2013. Their raucous Ska Folk blended with full-fat Balkan beats and a squeeze of tangy Dub ... Read more ...

Old Time Sailors

Old Time Sailors – Band Saturday Music Let this huge band of sailors, all 17 of them, take you back in time.  Join them for sea shanties and sing-alongs, look out for a copy of the Sunday Sailor which will have words in to help you join in. This is an authentic acoustic, spit and ... Read more ...

Playground of Illusions

Playground of Illusions On the Street The Playground of Illusions, created by Travelling Light Circus will have you believing that the impossible is possible, and the unbelievable is right in front of you! Come and play with the intriguing interactive toys – eight visual and auditory illusions that reveal the unexpected, the unimaginable and sometimes ... Read more ...

Prince Amir and Nazreddin

Prince Amir and Nazreddin Come forth and witness the minuscule majesty of a pint-sized, meerkat, Prince Amir. He struggles to maintain his status, whilst all around him try to bring him down.  Pet Kitty the camel, have your palm read by Kesha the argumentative nanny. When: Sat 30th Where:  Starting from the Corn Exchange and ... Read more ...

Special Delivery

Special Delivery On the Street A bird in the Hand Theatre Company presents a simple story about the delights of trying something unexpected. When a heavily laden postman is suddenly surprised by a rain shower, he discovers that all his packages have lost their labels. In the process of trying to work out the intended ... Read more ...

Street Festival Map

Street Festival Map Our Street festival has acts taking place all over Devizes Town centre Click here for a downloadable map or here to buy a festival programme (with all the times in it!) ...

Street Festival Programme 2022

2022 Programme now available 2022 Festival Programme ...

Street Market Stalls

Fabulous Markets We have a fantastic range of stalls at  Devizes Street Festival, Our wonderful Makery is in the Town Hall and the Market Place will be filled with some amazing Food and Drink and Gifts   The Makery in The Town Hall Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May 11am-6pm Outdoor Market Saturday 30th ... Read more ...

The Carpeters

The Carpeters On The Move The Carpet cannot be stopped. Its progress creates collisions, comedy and chaos.  Assistance is encouraged, confusion is guaranteed, and celebrities are instantly created.  A bold red line is formed as we momentarily reimagine the everyday.  16-rpm are the ensemble that brings you this feel-good, constantly moving mayhem, allow them to ... Read more ...

The Visionary Jon Hicks

The Visionary – Jon Hicks On the Street The Visionary – Come and meet ‘the Visionary’ who is said to have wisdom beyond knowledge. Watch him reveal his increasingly miraculous powers. The latest creation of Jon Hicks and Matt Rudkin, this ‘happening’ promises to deliver some magical, funny, dramatic & thought-provoking moments. Show length: 40 ... Read more ...

Treemendous

Treemendous On the move. Loveable lumbering Treemendous Treants, armed with an arsenal of tree-mendous tree related humour.  Reminding us that once our streets were full of trees and our towns surrounded by mysterious woodland full of magic and mystery. Where:  Starting from the Corn Exchange and going wherever the wind blows them. ...

Tripotes La Compagnie

Tripotes La Compagnie – Encor une Fois (Once again) Tripotes la Compagnie are a Spanish/Swiss collective based in Brussels, they come to Devizes in the middle of a huge international tour.  They perform incredible acrobatic gravity-defying feats with the help of a Korean teeterboard, whilst simultaneously creating a looped soundtrack using the sound of the ... Read more ...

Ushti Baba

Ushti Baba Saturday Music Riotous folk fusing hypnotic trans European melodies with modern dance rhythms. Heavy beatbox roots, wild fiddle-driven fervour, an energetic thrill-filled musical journey from familiar lands to the beyond and back again. Ushti Baba pay warm tribute to their trad folk roots whilst delivering a fierce fresh perspective that consistently captivates crowds. ... Read more ...

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 Town Hall from 11:00 until 18:00 

Outdoor Food court and Festival Stalls in the Market Place 11:00 – 19:30 

Competitions

Fabulous Markets We have a fantastic range of stalls at  Devizes Street Festival, Our wonderful Makery is in the Town Hall and the Market Place will be filled with some amazing Food and Drink and Gifts   The Makery in The Town Hall Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May 11am-6pm Outdoor Market Saturday 30th ... Read more ...
Summer stalls featured image
Street Festival stalls The footprint of our festival is set out so that acts and stalls can operate safely and create the best environment for our audiences. Your pitch location has been allocated before the event and is non-negotiable. Please be polite to our volunteer Market Coordinators, any unfriendly behavior will not be tolerated and ... Read more ...

Other Street Festival Info

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.

Thanks to our Festival Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors, partners and supporters. 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.