Cheltenham Music Festival


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Cheltenham Music Festival


Cheltenham Music Festival 2021 will take place 2 - 9 July 2021.

It will celebrate the best of British music, with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, New English Ballet Theatre and the UK’s finest soloists. There will be talks from industry leaders and an opening weekend of free music outdoors, with a wealth of artists covering western classical music and beyond.

More information coming soon via the organisers Cheltenham Festivals


What is Cheltenham Music Festival?

Cheltenham Music Festival is one of the UK’s leading classical music festivals, renowned for presenting world-class ensembles and soloists in magnificent venues. Composer and arranger Jules Buckley was due to join the Festival as Guest Curator in 2020. The Festival always opens with a celebratory weekend of free jazz, folk, blues and classical music and an immersive weekend of Beethoven at Syde Manor.

To follow along on social media check out - #cheltmusicfest @cheltmusicfest

Guide Prices

See the Music Festival website for details.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Car parks are situated in various locations around Cheltenham. Cheltenham is likely to be very busy during the Festival periods so please make sure you arrive in plenty of time and plan your parking arrangements in advance. If at all possible, use public transport to travel around the town centre. If arriving by car we recommend that you use Cheltenham’s Park & Ride service, this is located at Arle Court (GL51 6SY, near M5 Junction 11) and Cheltenham Racecourse (GL50 4SH). Parking is free, and the service runs every few minutes into the Town Centre; but please note that times vary on Sundays. PLEASE NOTE: Park & Ride services are not operated by Cheltenham Festivals and do not drop off directly at Festival sites.

Public Transport Directions

Cheltenham Spa is well served by CrossCountry trains, including direct services from many mainline stations including Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, York, Sheffield and Edinburgh. The railway station (GL51 8NP) is located approximately 1 mile from the town centre, and local buses depart into Cheltenham town centre every few minutes. Stagecoach run regular services locally and to nearby town and villages – for route maps and timetables, visit National Express Coaches operate services between many major cities and Cheltenham Spa’s Royal Well bus station (GL50 3PD). See the National Express Coaches website for more details.

Opening Times

Cheltenham Music Festival 2021 (2 July 2021 - 9 July 2021)

* The Cheltenham Music Festival takes place at various venues across Cheltenham.

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