Chance for Local Talent to perform at Hat Fair

Hat Fair local talent CREDIT Adrienne Photography 2

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Hat Fair – the UK’s longest running annual festival of Outdoor Arts – wants to hear from local acts interested in performing at this year’s event, held in Winchester and which this summer runs from Friday 3 – Sunday 5 July.

Whether you’re a singer, musician, comic, member of a choir or dance troupe, or have another unique short performance you would like to share with the public, this is your chance to shine!

The team is looking for acts to perform around the city centre on the Saturday (4 July). The deadline for applications is Thursday 27 February.

This year marks the 46th free, annual Hat Fair that last year broke records with over 90,000 attendances to shows from hundreds of professional national and international performers, including the best dance, theatre and circus acts; buskers – or Hatters, so called because they collect donations in a hat following their performance, and how the festival got its name; plus local talent, numerous colourful installations and lively workshops over the festival weekend.

Hat Fair 2020 runs from Friday 3 – Sunday 5 July 2020. To apply to be a local talent act, please visit and go to the ‘Local Talent’ section, or email Engagement Producer, Katrina Henderson at

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