Music experiences in the Cotswolds

Cheltenham Jazz Festival sees some of the jazz scene’s biggest names and emerging talent in the festival’s Big Top and Jazz Arena. Bring the kids too – there are plenty of dedicated family activities.

The prestigious Cheltenham Music Festival makes the most of its Cotswolds location with concerts and repertoires in Cheltenham Town Hall, the Pittville Pump Room, and cathedrals, abbeys and churches across the region.

The composer of the famous Planets suite, Gustav Holst, was born in Cheltenham and his birthplace is now a museum. You can also explore his life further with special walks along the Gustav Holst Way through some of the prettiest scenery in the Cotswolds.

Cheltenham’s folk music festival Folk Three takes place every year in Cheltenham Town Hall and features top headline acts across traditional and contemporary folk music.

Wychwood Festival is a popular family-friendly music festival held each summer at Cheltenham Racecourse, on the edge of the Cotswolds. Join in workshops and activities galore.

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