Durham Cathedral Festival of Remembrance

For ten years, the Durham Cathedral Festival of Remembrance has established itself as the iconic Remembrance event in the North East. Set within the historic sanctitude of Durham Cathedral, it commemorates the sacrifices of many in conflict over the years.

FOR 2020 image of piperThe Festival of Remembrance returns to Durham Cathedral this year as a live event. This moving concert, in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity,  remembers those who have given their lives for their Country, and Service Personnel who put their lives at risk for our liberties today.

2020 was an incredibly challenging year for all. As a result, we were unable to physically host the event last year but we were able to stream a virtual performance, which can be viewed through the link at the bottom of the page.

With an emotional mix of music and spoken word, the Festival of Remembrance culminates with the poignant Muster and Act of Remembrance, with thousands of poppies falling silently from the Cathedral’s central tower.

Performers include:

Festival of Remembrance Tickets

  • £15 adults
  • £12 concessions (children, OAPs and students)
  • Carers go free

Please get in touch with visitor.desk@durhamcathedral.co.uk if you have queries about refunding or amending your tickets. However, please contact the Regional Office ABF The Soldiers’ Charity North East and Yorkshire at northeast@soldierscharity.org if you require further information about the event.

Covid Precautions

The safety of our guests and performers remains of paramount importance; consequently, we would ask all attendees to either have proof of Covid vaccination, or a negative test result (PCR or LFT) within 24 hours of the event. The event will comply with all necessary guidance and direction in force at the time of the event.

Virtual Festival of Remembrance 2020 – Watch Again

We were unable to physically host the Festival of Remembrance in 2020 but marked the event with a virtual service, which is available below on YouTube. Unfortunately we were not able to recreate the poppy drop due to restrictions in place at the time of filming.