Bristol Water Abbey Stage


Keynsham Music Festival is delighted to welcome Keynsham Orchestra to the festival once more. Saturday evening has become the traditional time for this event which is always appreciated by our audience. A particularly warm welcome return is extended to their soloist, Angharad Watkeys.

The orchestra will present an eclectic mix of pieces, many familiar, but we hope that one or two may become new favourites. The second half should get you in the party spirit, as it features many traditional British proms favourites, with the usual audience participation.


  • The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture – Otto Nicolai
  • Song without Words No 2 (Marching Song) – Gustav Holst
  • Sea Pictures – Edward Elgar
  • Excerpts from Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King – Edvard Grieg
  • Hansel & Gretel Overture – Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Enigma Variations: IX. Nimrod – Edward Elgar
  • Fantasia on British Sea Songs – Henry Wood
  • Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 – Edward Elgar
  • Jerusalem – Hubert Parry

Saturday at 7pm – 9pm


Bristol Water Abbey Stage


The Bristol Water Abbey Stage is located on the top field next to the skate park.


Stage Manager - Otis

From being the Time Out youth stage in the 2010s, to providing slots for youth bands in 2022 & 2023,  this stage has a long history of providing opportunities for upcoming acts as well as laying the foundations for youth involvement at KMF. This year, we are proud to welcome the most exciting acts from the southwest, as well as some unearthed talents from our very own backyard.


Our good friends at Bristol Water are sponsoring the Abbey Stage. Here all bands will be supporting Bristol Waters #EveryDripEveryDrop Campaign. Si Wilkes, Bristol Water’s Community Engagement Lead said “We’re proud to be returning to the Keynsham Music Festival with our Water Bar this year, and even more delighted to be sponsoring the Abbey Stage.”

“Our Water Bar will help keep festival goers hydrated, and support the festival’s aim to reduce the use of single use plastics, minimising environmental harm.  We’ll also be talking to people about water usage and what we can all do to protect this precious resource.”

The Abbey Stage has served as an introduction to many new faces at KMF, including Seb Bailey & James McPhee. This year the stage is managed by Otis Knight.

"As a local growing up in Bath, these events have shaped me as a person, influencing my goals and aspirations. It's a passion and a pleasure of mine to help bring these experiences to life.

I am thrilled to be representing Keynsham Music Festival as the Manager for The Abbey stage this year. It's an honour to be on this journey with such a talented and diverse team, not to mention the fantastic eclectic lineup of acts we have in store for all of you. With brilliant bands like 'Young Martyrs' and 'Adult Leisure' The Abbey stage is going to have some unforgettable energy!

From new bands to well-known artists, this year's festival is not one to miss!

A massive thank you to our friends and sponsor at Bristol Water for making events like this possible in today's economy. And keeping us all hydrated of course!”

Facts about Otis Knight:

  • Started his own events and audio crew at 19.⁠ ⁠Has been working the
  • UK Festival Circuit for the past 5 years.
  • ⁠Grew up on the local Kennet and Avon Canal.