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Support Us

South Downs Summer Music is an annual celebration of music and community in Alfriston, in the heart of the South Downs. Over more than 15 years it has become a hugely popular festival that draws some of the finest international classical and contemporary music talent to this beautiful village.


Although our ticket sales have grown steadily over the years, that income alone is not sufficient to maintain the high standard the festival had become known for, and we do depend on the generosity of our supporters to keep going.


There are different levels at which you can join the SDSM Supporters community: Friend, Patron or a Sponsor.


Membership is only



Invitation to the Supporters’ Spring Concert


Priority booking for festival events


10% discount off the Season Ticket


During the festival: Entry to the Resident Quartet masterclasses and an invitation to the Supporters’ Drinks


A complimentary Festival Programme


Our Patrons contribute between £150 and £500 a year


Our Patrons enjoy all of the Friends’ benefits as well as an invitation to the Sponsors’ Reception during the festival week.


Their names are also listed in the Festival Programme.


Our Sponsors contribute in the excess of £500 annually

Their generous gifts ensure the financial stability of the festival.


In addition to the benefits enjoyed by our Friends and Patrons, Sponsors also receive a bit of special treatment as a humble thank you for all they do for us.

If you would like to join the SDSM Community as a Friend or Patron, please fill out this form and send it to Orsi Torják, Festival Manager at

To discuss becoming a Sponsor please contact Emily Holland, Artistic Director at

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