29th June - 8th July 2012
There’s something irresistible about the combination of summer, the seaside and wonderful music in the air. The Deal Festival is a unique celebration of all three – great classical and contemporary music from some of the world’s finest music-makers, as well as theatre, opera, cinema and dance – in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Deal and Dover on England’s south coast.
Festival 2012 promises to be very special. International soloists and world-beating bands like Freddy Kempf and Lau; dynamic, innovative orchestras; leading and local chamber ensembles illuminating old and new works in totally compelling ways; for opera, theatre and new music lovers, three totally entrancing yet contrasting garden settings; and a very special treat as part of the Charles Dickens Bicentenary celebrations, Miriam Margolyes’ marvelous one woman show comes to the town that Dickens himself knew so well.
Deal and Dover are special places – with wonderfully varied communities, sights to see and fascinating history - and our festival celebrates that uniqueness. We look forward to seeing you.