Tickets on sale to Members: Thurs 31 March 2016 from 1pm
Tickets on general sale: Fri 1 April 2016 from 1pm

Rockabilly queen Imelda May joins host Leo Green and his big band for an evening of classic songs from the 1950s, in a live version of Leo’s BBC Radio 2 show ‘Sounds of the 50s’. Expect hits from the likes of Buddy Holly, James Brown, Ray Charles, The Drifters, Fats Domino, Peggy Lee, Julie London and more, woven around stories from one of the greatest decades in music.

Listen to Sounds of the 50s on BBC Radio 2

*Fees are £2.50 for online and telephone sales, and £1.50 for in person sales with credit/debit card. No fee for cash sales.


Big Top

The Jazz Festival Big Top is a purpose built, 1300 seat venue situated at the heart of Jazz in the Gardens. Constructed in the classic style of a circus big top, the arena is fully lined and offers tiered seating. High quality sound and lighting production enhance the Festival experience inside this atmospheric jazz venue. Each year, the Big Top and Jazz Arena venues play host to a vast array of acclaimed headliners and rising stars throughout the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Download the Big Top seating plan

For some events, layout and specific seat locations may vary without notice.

*Fees & Booking Info

Our booking fee

CF Ticketing charges a fee per booking to reflect the costs of providing the service which include card processing costs (for both credit and debit cards) as well as staffing, developing and maintaining the booking software and postage

Our booking fees are as follows:

  • Online sales £2.50
  • Telephone sales £2.50
  • In person card sales £1.50
    There is no fee for in person sales by cash

We endeavour to keep our booking fees as low as possible and charge on a per booking basis rather than a per ticket basis to ensure this. We also endeavour to ensure that our booking fees are clear before any transaction is completed.

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