Blackheath Music Festival
To date Blackheath Music Festival has provided a platform for over 17,500 performances, giving each performer a chance to develop his or her skills and confidence in a public arena. Everything that this festival does grows from our desire to offer the performer an enhanced performance opportunity in good surroundings, under good performance conditions, and to receive immediate positive feedback from distinguished professional adjudicators. As at all festivals, the element of competition is entirely secondary.
Festivals have many objectives. Many famous names found their first platform at their local festival and, happily, some have never forgotten that and give the festival movement staunch support year on year. But, even more importantly, festivals develop transferable skills that all performers will use throughout their lives from their first job interview onwards. Most will not make their career in the arts but will become that educated audience who will keep the arts alive in the 21st century.