What Was on in the 2017 FESTIVAL?

There was a fantastic line-up of events leading up to the Ashton Keynes Music & Arts Festival 2017 festival which you'll find if you scroll down this page. 

All events listed are in chronological date order. 

lead-up events

Pop Quiz and Cheesy 80's Disco

Ashton Keynes Village Hall

February 25, 2017

£6 per person (tables of 8 or 10)

Test your knowledge of pop trivia with our very own quiz master Phil 'No Marillion Questions' Moran and then groove the night away to an unstoppable 80's disco!

Fancy dress positively encouraged!

Most of the tickets are already spoken for so grab those that are still left whilst you can.  This event is sure to be a sell out and great evening to kick off this year's festival.

Creative Writing Workshops

The White Hart

March 19, 2017

Monthly workshops FREE

What if I came along to a creative writing workshop at the White Hart and got inspired to write a short story? What if I entered it in the Ashton Keynes Music and Arts Festival writing competition and then developed it into a novel which becomes an international best seller?


Workshops are monthly on March 19 and April 23 at 3.30pm and then monthly, at no cost. Further dates will be added.

'My First Ceilidh' for the kids followed by 'The Village Stomp' for the grown-ups

Ashton Keynes School Hall

March 25, 2017

£20 per family or £8 per dancer

A great family evening out - introduce your kids to the fun of live music and dancing from 6 - 7.30pm. The Village Stomp starts at 8pm after the kids have gone home, for the more experienced Ceilidh dancer. 

Featuring the return of the very excellent Finnegan's Wok Ceilidh band and caller who have entertained us so well on so many occasions.

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