Cheltenham Music Festival
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.