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.
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