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Cheltenham Jazz Festival in-person jazz concerts cancelled but Music Festival goes ahead

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The Government’s announcement on Monday that there will be a four-week delay to easing lockdown restrictions has meant Cheltenham Jazz Festival can no longer go ahead with its planned series of six ticketed jazz concerts in Cheltenham Town Hall over the weekend of 10 – 11 July.

Cheltenham Music Festival, running from 2-11 July and including a Free Stage in Imperial Gardens will go ahead, having planned from the outset to accommodate a socially-distanced audience. The Festival team will continue working on plans with key stakeholders to deliver a safe Music Festival.

Jazz Festival Head of Programming Dave Gaydon said: “We will not now be able to give our artists and audiences the experience we so badly wanted to deliver. Having talked to colleagues and partners, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel our IRL Jazz Festival 2021. We will be back more fired-up than ever for our 25th Cheltenham Jazz Festival in 2022.”

Anyone who has booked tickets for these cancelled concerts will be contacted by the Cheltenham Festivals Box Office for a full refund.

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