The Parish Church of St George the Martyr, Waterlooville


Waterlooville Music Festival, 14th to 22nd June.

Waterlooville Music Festival’s week long musical extravaganza attracted around 4,000 visitors to the church to enjoy some 50 concerts. The opening Saturday evening featured Out of the Shadows recreating authentic music of the Sixties and was hugely popular. The impressive Havant Symphony Orchestra visited the festival on Sunday evening, and the week continued with a varied programme of choirs, jazz, the Highbury Area Band, and a Folk & Ale Night. The week concluded as usual with Last Night of the Proms, a complete sell out several weeks prior to the night, and this year the audience enjoyed some superb singing from guest vocalists Cat and Liz Emery, as well as two pieces that were World Premiere performances.

Meanwhile numerous free concerts took place during the day, including many talented children from local schools and there were workshops organised for local schools as well. The Palm Court Tea Dance on Friday afternoon was popular and featured a stunning dance performance by Geoff and Val Davies.

Next year is really special as it marks the 10th year of Waterlooville Music Festival, as well as coinciding with celebrations to mark the 200th birthday of Waterlooville itself [The Battle of Waterloo, 1815] so put the dates in your diary now: Saturday 13th June to 21st June 2015. To launch the 2015 festival, on the first Saturday we will be welcoming The Royal Marines Association Concert Band.

Summer Edition 2014

Waterlooville Music Festival 2014