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Exeter Respect Festival 2022

The University of Exeter is proud to support Exeter Respect Festival 2022.

Exeter Respect is Exeter’s annual celebration of diversity where we use the performing and creative arts to engage the wider community in saying no to racism and all forms of prejudice. The Respect ethos is a simple one: racism and prejudice often spring from fear, and fear is often based on ignorance, so let’s overcome ignorance by getting to know one another and sharing not shunning our cultures. One of the best ways to get to know someone is to enjoy yourself with them, hence our celebratory event and adoption of the old Commission for Racial Equality slogan:

All Different, All Equal!

The first Exeter Respect festival took place in 1997 and there has been a celebration virtually every year since then. From 2003 to 2008 Exeter Respect’s biggest event was at Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre, but from 2009 to the present day our focus has been a giant two day festival in Belmont Park, with a footfall of around 20,000 people every year.

This year marks Exeter Respect's 25th Anniversary and the festival's theme for this year is dedicated to Environment Justice.

When is it?

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June 2022, from 11:30 until 19:00.

Where is it?

Belmont Park, Exeter

How much is it?

To sustain the festival there’s an entrance fee of £2 for each day, under 16s are free. And it is a great event for all family and friends.

What is happening?

Download the 2022 brochure HERE

On Saturday The Henry Girls are heading, and on Sunday the Devon Afrobeat Collective are headlining.

As well as the great line-up of music, you will get the chance to sample the wealth of content of stalls providing everything from global food to fine clothing and handmade crafts, plus information about local communities and organisations delivered with a very genuine smile.

The festival once more will be alcohol free. Instead of alcohol, Nova Bar will bring their non-alcoholic cocktails for everyone to enjoy.

How can I find out more?

To find out more information about the festival please click on this link: In addition, you can follow Exeter Respect's social media channels: