Belford is delighted to be hosting another Arts Festival this year. Organised by the local community, Belford Arts Festival supports local small businesses and artists and is proud to showcase local talent in the historic town.

We welcome you to join us on the 11th & 12th of July for a weekend packed full of creativity, performing arts and handcrafted goods.

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Luna Nigra dancers are Tribal Style belly dancers led by Barbara Pentecost. The dance style is improvised and formed from a fusion of Arabic, Egyptian, flamenco and folk with the focus on the hips. Mostly women, some of the tribe have danced this style for more than ten years and some for only a few weeks. It is easy to learn and its improvised nature means no choreography to remember!

Belford will once again be showcasing a wide range of music and dance from the local area throughout the weekend.  To whet the appetite see last years performers below...

Big Sky

Big Sky are a Northumberland based acoustic duo playing rocked up versions of your favourite folk songs and folded up versions of your favourite rock songs!

Swing Out in Belford

Swing dancers from Northumberland and from Lindy Jazz (the group who feature in the BBC1 Swing Dance ‘ident’ shown before many programmes) join forces to take you back to the 20s, 30s and 40s with dancing to favourite swing tunes. Come and enjoy watching or join in and learn an easy stroll – no partner or experience needed!


An English/Welsh Duo making frantic Celtic/Gothic Dance music and song.

The Greycatz have been playing together since 1988 when we met one dark and wet night and have never looked back. Writing our own material and adapting traditional tunes and songs to our unique style of playing. Most instruments are made by Richard. We are a very lively band, and often get people up and dancing.



KEVI Steel Band has performed far and wide in venues across Northumberland, the North East of England including Hall 1 Sage Gateshead and in Europe. The band has taken part in competitions, festivals and overseas tours to Assisi 2014, Salzburg 2016 and Barcelona 2018. It regularly performs at public and private events across the North East of England.

Established in 2006 at King Edward V1 School, Morpeth, KEVI STEEL has grown considerably and now has 47 pupil and adult members and benefits from a steady stream of talented and enthusiastic pannists joining each year from the local middle schools. The band runs four classes a week including a community band for adults. It's fair to say Morpeth has a healthy pan scene.