Cheltenham Music Festival

Information at a glance


Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL50 2AE


Cheltenham is easily accessible by train. Trains from London to Cheltenham Spa generally run hourly and take two hours. From Bristol, trains take 35 minutes. Cheltenham even has a small airport. Car parks are situated in various locations around Cheltenham. These can be very busy, so make sure you arrive in plenty of time. Extra information can be found on the Cheltenham Borough Council website.


Advance bookings and discounts are available. Tickets vary in price, depending on event. There are also more than 60 free gigs all across Cheltenham. Tickets are on sale here.


5th-14th July 2019


3,000 capacity per day

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Cheltenham Music Festival was established in 1945 and is now one of the most prestigious music festivals in the world. The festival consists of a breath-taking programme of concerts, taking place over a two week period. The venues are equally as breath-taking as the music itself, with performances in Cheltenham Town Hall, the intimate Pittville Pump Room, and cathedrals, abbeys and churches across the region.

With over 60 events and 650 performers every year, Cheltenham Music Festival celebrates the very best contemporary composition alongside a feast of popular classics. Noteworthy 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 – this festival promises twelve days of sublime and surprising musical adventures for all ages.

Cheltenham also hosts the famous Jazz Festival in May, a science festival in June  and a literature festival in October. Festival Paradise has more details on Cheltenham Jazz Festival here.

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What we love about this festival.

The unique locations of the performances.

Camping and Glamping Options

There is no camping available at this festival but there are many hotels on the area. Booking in advance is essential, with over 20,000 music fans coming to Cheltenham every year.

Past lineups

Nicola Benedetti, Steven Isserlis, Alfie Boe, Milos and Evelyn Glennie.

Kids and families

This festival provides spectacular performances for music lovers of all ages.

A touch of luxury

Become a Cheltenham Festivals Member. This gives you priority booking and a 10% discount on tickets.

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