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D'Oyly Carte Music Festival

14th, 15th & 16 June 2024

General Information


This mystical private island near Weybridge, 30 minutes from central London, will host a range of music performances of iconic comic opera, magical memories from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s concluding with a fantastic chill out Sunday featuring some of the best talent of the future.

Picnic on the lawns with a range of food and drink offered by vendors and browse the arts and crafts stalls displaying their creativity whilst wondering around this iconic island with its rich heritage in music, culture and entertaining.


 The concerts are on 14th, 15th and 16th June 2024.

  Tickets are limited.

 Live music performances from the stage on the East Garden terrace.

  Viewing/listening from picnic areas on East & West Gardens.

  Access to D’Oyly’s the islands exclusive café, bar, creperie.

  Saturday Matinee - Under 10 year olds FREE.

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A day of Gilbert & Sullivan music, originally rehearsed and performed on D’Oyly Carte Island in the 1890's


Performed by the highly talented and  Godalming Operatic Society (GOS)

GOS is widely regarded as on of the country’s leading Gilbert and Sullivan Societies, founded in 1924

Friday 14th June

Where it all began

D'Oyly Carte Island is sponsoring and promoting four local artists in this matinee musical performance.
During these performances wander around the magical D'Oyly Carte Island, with its history of music, entertainment and culture.


Under 10 year olds FREE 

Open between 11 am and 4pm the local community can enjoy a choice of food and drink provided by vendors throughout the island and browse the arts and crafts stalls

Saturday 15th June

The Matinee

Opening Act - Flo Collective - the Award Winning Motown, Soul, Disco, Powerhouse. 


Headline Act - The multi-award winning ABBA Re-Bjorn who have entertained at festivals around the world.

A festival of music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s between 6pm and 11pm

15th June

Magical Memories

Chill Out Sunday will be a amazing day full of great music performed by some of the best talent of the future.



16th June

Chill Out Sunday 

In 1890 Richard & Helen D’Oyly Carte built a 13-bedroom boutique hotel on their private island on the Thames near Weybridge for guests of the Savoy Hotel and the Savoy Theatre to visit for weekends of food, drink and entertainment.


The likes of Sir Arthur Sullivan, WS Gilbert, Oscar Wilde, JM Barrie (Peter Pan) and many others visited the island. So popular were these music events that locals sat on the mainland riverbanks to enjoy the music being performed on the island. 

In June 2024 D’Oyly Carte Island will embrace the islands history with a festival of food drink and entertainment.

  • Open D’Oyly Carte Island on14th, 15th & 16th June  between 10am and 10pm limited to 1,000 people a day.

  • Every day will include two live music concerts a day (lunch and evening).


  • Food and drink including hog roast, Pimm’s bar, strawberries and cream, cocktails, wines and beers.


  • Island guests will relax on the lawns and enjoy the music, food and drink.


  • Live performances from the east garden terrace with speakers on the west garden and at D’Oyly’s.

  • On the island will be 50 talented arts and crafts creatives displaying their products from stalls around the island.

Download our Music Festival flyer for more information

D'Oyly Carte Music festival

Richard D'Oyly Carte built the iconic house in 1890, was the business partner of the infamous Gilbert & Sullivan, as well as the owner of London's 5* hotels, including the Savoy, Claridge's and the Connaught. 


D'Oyly Carte Island was the weekend retreat for the great, good and talented to be entertained and to entertain.


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