Festival History

Tim Wood grew up at the foot of the festival site, Spetisbury Rings, and as a child always thought it would be a great place to have a festival. It wasn’t his mum Teresa sadly died from cancer in 2006,
and was so incredibly well cared for by The Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, that he had a reason great enough to finally attempt it.

So, entirely self funded and fuelled only by an incredible amount of passion Tim, his sister Jenny and four of their friends set about organising their first festival!

Music and Merriment ran for the first time in 2009 and was remarkable success. 40 performers entertained a crowd of over 350 people for 11 hours of amazing entertainment. And despite this being the first event, with incredible support, we were able to donate £2500 to charity.

Due to the amazing feedback the team received, this 'one off' festival has now been held four times, and keeps getting better and better, having now raised in excess of £20,000 for charity!
Make sure you are part of this incredible festival when it returns for an anniversary special event in August 2016!