Season 2023 - to be announced in the New Year!

Westben’s 50-acre farm in Northumberland Country, near Campbellford, two hours east of Toronto near Peterborough, will once again be filled with live music, smiles, laughter and in person audiences in 2023.

WESTBEN, located in Northumberland County, is just 3 km outside the beautiful rural town of Campbellford in Trent Hills, 40 minutes from Belleville and Cobourg, and 30 minutes from Brighton. It will announce its Summer Music Fest in 2023. The month-long festival will feature over 70 artists and twenty-five concerts of classical, broadway, jazz, folk, pop, fiddle, rock, opera, and comedy.    

But Westben is more than just great performances, it is an unforgettable experience.  Gourmet picnics on the meadows curated wine and beer selections from the Milk Shed, pre-concert chats, guided nature walks on a neighbouring Nature Reserve and a chance to relax by the pond all make Westben a unique place to be. “Westben is where music comes to life amidst breathtaking nature,” says Westben Co-Founder Donna Bennett.

Westben is located on a 50-acre farm and the original venue, The Barn, seats 400 (pre-COVID) and has doors that roll open onto a beautiful meadow. It was designed to bring nature into the Westben concert experience.  In 2021 Westben removed the first section of seats and put in movable ones to allow flexibility and social distancing.  New circulation fans were installed and with the doors open it feels like an outdoor experience.  Wanting to offer their audience even more freedom of the outdoors, in 2021 Westben created two new outdoor venues.  Willow Hill is a natural grassy amphitheatre located north of The Barn by the pond and the grand willow tree.  Audiences bring their own chairs and enjoy the music getting even closer to the beautiful nature. The new Campfire venue, created by Westben volunteer Doug Keene, is an intimate space with music, stories and campfire treats, such as smores and baked brie.  “Watching the sunset while listening to music around the campfire is unforgettable,” states Donna Bennett.

During COVID Westben kept connected with its communities through its Digital Concerts at The Barn series which are free to the public.  The archive of concerts, podcasts and behind-the-scenes footage can be found on Westben’s new interactive Digital Venue, Westben’s YouTube channel and main website westben.ca.

Tickets will go on sale for Members in the new year until January 31 and open to the General Public in February. Become a Member today to get priority seating. Book online at westben.ca or call the Box Office at 1-877-883-5777.

Join us at Westben where music comes to life amidst breathtaking nature.

Willow Hill Concert at Westben
Westben Digital Concerts at The Barn (1200 x 800)
Performance at Westben Barn
Performers at Westben

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