These brass-wielding superheroes fronted by MC Chunky have become one of the UK’s most exciting live acts over the last decade, having filled festival fields including Glastonbury, Womad and Soundwave Croatia. Anchored in the same New Orleans sound as the Hot 8 Brass Band, Riot Jazz navigate jazz, soul, hiphop samples, funked-up favourites and re-interpreted dance-floor bangers that never fail to send limbs flying!

Stephen Pycroft drums
Lucian Amos trumpet
Kieran McLeod trombone
Sam Warner trumpet
Edward Horsey trombone
Richard McVeigh trombone
Nick Walters trumpet
Pete Robinson sousaphone


Henry Westons Big Top

The Henry Westons 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.

View the Big Top Seating Plan below or open it in a new window.

*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 £2.00
  • Telephone sales £2.00
  • In person card sales £2.00
  • In person cash and card sales £2.00

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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