We have a fantastic line-up of over 20 acts for 2017 spread across 2 stages! - There is something for everyone!
We have the brilliant 'The Monster Hits' headlining this year - Playing us out with 80's dance hits and will certainly have the crowds dancing!
Gates open at 2:30pm on Saturday 15th July 2017 with a firework finale closing the festival at 11pm.
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As well as lots of brilliant music, we have many activities for all ages! This year sees the usual favourites including;
Zorbing Arena Dodgems Teacups Gladiator Jousting Wrecking Cage Bungee Run Bouncy Castle & Ball Pool Fab Science Workshops Mini Pamper Treatments Face Painting Henna Tattoos Art & Craft Workshops Jewellery Making Netball & Beat the Goalie Lucky Ducks Tombola
Sounds like a lot of Fun!
Food & Drink Court
It just wouldn't be a festival without plenty of appetizing food/drink options!
For 2017 we have;
BBQ with fresh locally sourced meat Bar and PIMMS Tent Hand-made Pizzas Chicken, Kebabs & Chips Ethnic Style Street Food Real Coffee Bar Vegetarian Food Ice Creams Sweet/Savoury Pancake Bar Homemade Cakes Sweet Shop Popcorn
So much to choose from!
Where does the M Festival take place?
Our festival takes place on the grounds of The Marlborough Science Academy in St Albans.
All profits raised from the festival goes straight back into the PTA fund for the benefit of students at Marlborough!
Free on site parking
We offer parking free of charge! Limited parking is available at The Marlborough Science Academy but spaces cannot be guaranteed.
Gates open 2:30pm
We open at 2:30pm this year and go out with a bang at 11:00pm with our firework finale!
Our Story History Legacy
Back in 2010 a small group of parents and staff from The Marlborough Science Academy came together to build on the idea of hosting a music festival as a PTA fundraising event. With a small stage and audience and just a handful of performers, the festival just about broke even.
6 years later and the very same team with the help of further volunteers have established M Festival as a fantastic annual event that has now raised in excess of £45,000 for the school. Things have changed slightly since 2010 and with a much bigger stage, better sound, more entertainment, lighting, pyrotechnics, activities, food & drink and a firework finale, M Festival has come along way and now attracts around 3000 people.
We hope to see you on Saturday 15th July 2017 to make our 8th M Festival even better!
Giving back to the local community
We are supporting 2 local Charities this year!
M Festival has been built around the core principal of providing a fantastic day out for the local community. This year we will be giving a proportion of our profits to 2 local Charities. The remainder of the profits will as usual go back into the PTA fund to purchase new equipment for the students of The Marlborough Science Academy.
For 2017 our 2 chosen local charities are:
Youth Talk - A safe place where young people can visit for counselling and support. The service is available to 13–25 year olds who live, work or attend school/college in the District of St Albans
Electric Umbrella - Challenging the perception of people with learning disabilities by empowering and enriching lives through music. This is a brilliant charity created by Tom Billington who continues to support the M Festival and also works at Marlborough.