Summer Fete & DomFest

Following on from the success of St Dominic’s school’s summer fete and mini music festival (DomFest) in 2015, DomFest is back!  On Saturday, 1st July we will again be opening our lovely grounds to host the summer fete and live music extravaganza.

We are extremely fortunate to again be supported by The Music Works – the purpose-built music school in Milford ( – to deliver an afternoon of live music from opera to choral, pop to blues, solo performers to bands.  There will be something to suit all musical tastes.


We are delighted to announce the Blues Jamm Project ( will be appearing at DomFest.  Influenced by soul, blues, classic rock and funk, the Blues Jamm Project play a blend of haunting melodies and hard hitting riffs backed by a solid beat that keeps the energy high and the crowds coming back.  They have regularly drawn crowds in the hundreds to their live shows, have three and a half thousand on-line followers and recently released their first EP, ‘The Powerhouse Sessions’.  An act not to be missed!

Also appearing on the DomFest stage will be the Surrey Ukeaholics ( who have very kindly agreed to play again this year.  The Surrey Ukeaholics are a small group of ukulele players based on the Surrey/Hampshire border who just love all things ukulele!  They play a variety of music that you might not have heard played on the ukulele before and have been known to throw in some other instruments like bass guitar and mandolin.  They will also be running a ukulele workshop for anyone who would like to have a go.  Timings for the workshop will be released later.

We are also hoping to showcase a staff-supported pupil/student band.  Updates about this and other additions to the line-up on the DomFest stage will follow – watch this space!

In addition to the afternoon of live music, there will be activities and fun for all the family.

And of course there will be plenty of refreshments on offer throughout the afternoon, with a beer tent, PIMMS tent, (soft drinks also available!) cream teas and a BBQ all afternoon.

We are hoping to have lots of new exciting stalls this year as well as our old favourites.  We’d like to start collecting donations for the ever popular Bottle Tombola from Monday 22nd May.  Bottles can be anything from Tomato Ketchup and Washing-up Liquid to Elderflower Cordial and Prosecco!  We welcome all donations – never knowing what you’ll win is part of the fun!  Please drop any donations off at the School Office.  Also, we would be most grateful for details of any contacts you may have who could provide a raffle prize.

We will be charging a nominal sum for entry to this afternoon of entertainment and information about tickets will be posted on the Hambledon Village Website in the next week or so.  Under 5’s and dogs free!  In the meantime, please put 1st July in your diary and spread the word to family and friends!

All monies raised will go towards equipment for our new Performing Arts Centre.

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