More about the Festival
Established in 1945, Cheltenham Music Festival is one of the most prestigious music festivals in the world. We make the most of our Cotswold setting with a programme of show-stopping concerts in Cheltenham Town Hall, intimate musical adventures in the Pittville Pump Room, and a feast for the senses in cathedrals, abbeys and churches across the region.
With over 60 events and 650 performers joining us every year, we celebrate the very best contemporary composition alongside a feast of popular classics. Our impressive past performers have included Nicola Benedetti, Steven Isserlis, Alfie Boe, Milos and Evelyn Glennie. From hands-on family concerts, to world premieres by the world’s finest performers – Cheltenham Music Festival promises twelve days of sublime and surprising musical adventures for all ages.
Cheltenham brings new and old together. They put on some really daring programming. It’s a wonderful way to display all sorts of music and all sorts of musicians, including up and coming artists
Sacred and secular, national and international: this year’s Cheltenham Music Festival represents a stylish challenge to our disproportionately London-centred classical scene