Inspire - Engage - Enjoy

Cuckfield Music Festival is a Registered Charity which exists to bring an annual programme of musical events to the area, working with professional, semi-professional and amateur musicians, and schools and colleges, to encourage people of all ages to engage with and perform live music.

As a Charity organisation in an environment where grants and other public funding are now almost impossible to secure, we rely solely on ticket sales, donations and the support we get from sponsors and ‘FRIENDS,’ for which we are extremely grateful.

We use the revenues we raise each year to further the performance and enjoyment of music in the area.

We want to encourage musicians of all ages, but particularly schoolchildren and students at music colleges, by providing them with the experience of performing live on stage.

To become a FRIEND please click the box below

Katie Derham

Katie Derham

Patron of Cuckfield MusicFest

“I’m a huge fan of music in all its forms, and love the way festivals bring all sorts of different music-makers together.”

Katie is a presenter on BBC Radio 3 and one of the station’s best-known voices. In 2017 she joined the team of Radio 3’s drivetime programme, In Tune, fronting the show on rotation with Sean Rafferty. Other Radio 3 credits include Sound of Dance, where she explores the relationship between music and dance in varying genres, and Afternoon Concert. Katie has also been the face of the BBC Proms since 2010 and is also remembered for reaching the finals of Strictly Come Dancing in 2015 and being crowned ‘Christmas Champion’ in the 2017 Strictly ‘special.’

The Management Team

Hannah Carter – Music Consultant
Rebecca Milford – Youth Ambassador
David Curtis-Brignell MBE – Chair of Trustees
Alison Sinclaire – Trustee
David Spear – Trustee
Sue Vickery – Trustee
Jo Dennis
Caroline Groom

Supported by:
Sally Nakajima – Website
and a team of volunteers to whom we are very grateful;


Rebecca Milford

David Curtis-Brignell

David Curtis-Brignell MBE

Hannah Carter

Hannah Carter

David Spear

David Spear

David Underwood

Sue Vickery

Alison Sinclair

Sally Nakajima

Caroline Groom

Jo Jo boutique Cuckfield

Jo Dennis