DissFest’ 2018

20th-21st-22nd July

What is DissFest?

DissFest is a combination of arts, community, participation and development, culminating in a festival over three days that takes place in Diss, South Norfolk in the summer.

We aim to celebrate professional and community talent, giving a platform for local artists to perform, display and engage families, young people and their community in high quality arts. 

With a vibrant and colourful mix of art forms, including theatre, music, creative arts and performance, the community are able to access on-the-doorstep activities throughout the year, growing the arts within Diss and the surrounding area.

What’s New?

Get Involved in the festival this weekend!

Please come along for free art workshops on Saturday and a community sing-along on Sunday! You can also see all the work created in our community family arts days.


New DissFest’ programmes are now in!

New designs for the this year’s programme – keep an eye open for them around the town and beyond. An easy roll-fold programme to fit in your pocket over the Festival weekend!


Get a Discover Arts Award at DissFest this year!

Gain your Discover Arts Award at the festival this year – head over to the Arts Award page to find out more and how to sign up!

The Diss Folk Sing Along – Music Project for Schools

Thanks to all the schools who have been a part of our community singing project!  The Sing Along will be part of the Community Arts Day at the festival, where young people will be able to attend with their families and everyone will join together to sing the songs in Diss Park.

Head over to Get Involved page for more information and how to sign up your school.


DissFest Schedule for the Weekend

Our Line-Up for the Festival is now live on the website – head over to What’s On to find out more about a jam packed fun weekend!

The website is being updated on a regular basis. Please check back for further updates.