The acts below appeared at last year's Arts Fresco. 

The 2020 programme will published in the months leading up to the event.

Live Music Stage

Somewhere Records is a Market Harborough based not-for-profit community record label that aims to help local musicians develop, record and release original music to the world!  Come and listen to some of our up and coming artists performing live! 

The Old Grammar School 11:00-16:00 


Show: The Amazing Palfi Red Hot Monkies Orchestra Arts Fresco Auditions

Get READY For the NEW Palfi Show in which Dr Palfi Consultant Laughologist and Ancient Surreal Clown interviews local folks and visitors to the fantastic Arts Fresco festival.

Children’s Village 12:45 and 14:00 


Show: Shadrack Me Shadrack Abendigo Boatright the Third Ozark, Mountain Moonshiner collects for the Society For The Prevention of Natural Causes

”It's a Real Killer Folks"

Around Town 11:45 and 15:00 


Show: The Boy Who Could Fly

Here is the tale of a boy; a boy who is different from the rest. But is he brave enough to share with the world how different he is? Well, with the help of his best friend, he just might.  

The Church 11:45, 12:45 and 14:45  

Act: Flux Dance

Show: Pirate Pete and Peggy

Meet Polly and Pirate Pete, trapped in a box, destined to play tricks, tell fortunes and bad jokes a plenty for eternity.

Children’s Village 11:30 and 13:30  


Show: The Great Fiasco

Today is the very last performance of an act which has been touring the halls, piers, seaside theatres and clubs for far, far too long. As the act falls apart so does their relationship in hilarious fashion. 

Top of High Street 15:00 


Show: HMS Punafore

This Victorian Masterpiece has been beautifully butchered and blatantly blended. The boat and its crew are trying to perform Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore but it doesn't quite go according to plan

Around Town 11:30 and 13:15 


Show: Thingamabob

With an internationally renowned blend of circus, invention and humour, PanGottic brings to life a giant ball slinging, self exploding piece of handcrafted gadgetry, inspired by the famous Rube Goldberg machines and Heath Robinson contraptions.

The Square 11:00 and 15:15 and Top of the High Street 13:45 


Show: The Bubble Wizard

The Bubble Wizard can create the biggest and most dramatic bubble effects including people inside bubbles, giant bubbles, clouds of billions of bubbles and bubbles inside bubbles! He will charm the audience; no matter how old they are.

Top of the High Street 11:15 and Around Town 12:45 and 14:30 


Show: The Allotment

The Vegetable Nannies invite you into their Allotment to befriend, feed and comfort the baby fruits and vegetables. Meet Barbara the downhill-racing watermelon, Jessica, the Sweet-Potato beauty queen and many more!

Outside the Church 11:00, 12:45 and 14:30 


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