Unfortunately there won’t be a 2016 UK Songwriting Festival.
Hopefully there’ll be some news soon about an event in 2017 so watch this space for updates.


2015 Tutors

15th – 20th August 2015 at Bath Spa University

Welcome to the UK Songwriting Festival, a five-day residential course launched in 2004, held every August at Bath Spa University. Students live on-site during the Festival, enjoying formal and non-formal songwriting activities throughout the day and well into the evening…

Participants work on their songs with tutors during the day and perform the newly written songs at open mics and with a live band at night. This year’s Festival is aimed at songwriters who already have some experience and have written 25+ songs.

There is one rule:
write one song every day.

Special Guest: PJ Harvey


The week includes:

Lectures on the craft of songwriting
Small group playback and critique sessions
Open mic and live band nights
Acoustic live recordings and videos


Tuition, B&B and evening meals: £1,280
Tuition only (and evening meals): £900

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