The Full Shebang Festival

The Full Shebang

Performance of Belly of the Whale at The Full Shebang Festival

Saturday 2 September 2023

Get it in your diary for this year’s The Full Shebang

Watch highlights from 2022

The first ever Full Shebang Festival took place in Mansfield town centre in 2019.

Featuring national and international acts, the Festival is a chance to bring high-quality performances to a wide range of people that might not otherwise have the opportunity to see them.

Everyone’s welcome

The one-day Festival is free and open to everyone. Along with knock-your-socks-off performances, the Festival features street theatre, workshops, live music and more.

Building blocks

Year on year, First Art aims for the Festival to be shaped more and more by the local communities. Working with them through things like our Socials programme and Access Ambassadors, we hope to create a Festival owned by the people of Mansfield.

The Full Shebang Festival is made possible thanks to our funders Arts Council England and support from our partners Without Walls and Mansfield District Council.

First Art is a partner in Without Walls, working with festivals and artists and bringing fantastic outdoors arts to people in towns and cities across the UK. Find out more at 

Previous Festivals


A big hit with gravity-defying acts, giant walkabout puppets, dance, live music and much more.



Back with a bang, some 10,000 people came out for the Full Shebang Festival second time round



The first ever Full Shebang attracted nearly 8,500 people and was a big hit