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Hornby Island Music Festival Mainstage 2019


The Hornby Festival is an annual 10-day music and culture Festival. The festival showcases diverse artistic and cultural activities, including musical performances spanning genres such as folk, blues, rock, jazz, and world music, as well as literary readings, workshops, and visual art exhibitions.

Hornby Island Music Festival Mainstage 2018

Evenings At The Farm

Our Evenings at the Farm programming is the cornerstone of the Hornby Festival, featuring a dynamic blend of local talent and world-class performers. Each evening begins with a captivating local opening act, showcasing the rich artistic tapestry of Hornby Island, followed by a world-class headliner, bringing renowned artists from across the globe to our idyllic island setting.

The Hornby Island Music Festival Art In Unusual Places Free Programming at The Ringside in 2016

Art In Unusual Places

The Festival offers FREE, mini shows at beautiful locations throughout Hornby Island. These  20-minute spot performances will give you a taste of the performance happening the same evening! Tickets for the evening shows at Rosemuir Farm will be available for purchase.

The Hornby Island Music Festival Live On The Lawn At CHFR 96.5 Free Programming in 2017

Live On The Lawn At CHFR 96.5

Come on down to Hornby Island's own community radio station CHFR (located at Joe King Park) to see a 20-minute performance and interview by each artist/group playing at Rosemuir Farm that night.

The Hornby Island Music Festival Classical Kids Free Programming at The Community Hall

Classical Kids

Are you wondering about bringing your kids to a quiet, full-evening classical performance, yet want to expose them to some of this amazing music? Then Classical Kids is the event for you!  Everyone will love this 30-minute, world-class, youth-oriented presentation created especially for young people who are learning to appreciate the classical style of music.  Join us without hesitation; we “get” kids!

The Hornby Island Music Festival Indigenous Programming at the Community Hall

Indigenous Programming at the Hornby Community Hall

We have been honoured to have Cultural Knowledge Keeper and Pentlach Descendant Elder Barbara Whyte (Billy) lead the Festival’s Indigenous programming. The Hornby Festival is committed to ongoing, intentional and meaningful Indigenous-led collaborative programming.

The Hornby Island Music Festival Classical Concert Pre Show Talk at the Community Hall

Pre Show Talks

Prior to each classical concert, the artists offer an educational pre-concert talk, where the music that will be performed is discussed and questions from the audience are answered.

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