Thursday 28 August 2014

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Rock School in Stroud

Thursday 28 to Friday 29 August 2014

Beyond Eternity’s Rock School promises to be an invaluable week for budding performers.

Children between the ages of 11 and 19 will have the chance to unleash their inner rock gods, when Stroud Subscription...

September Start Advice Sessions at Gloucestershire College

Thursday 28 August to Thursday 18 September 2014

Not sure about which course of study is the right one for you? Then head to a September Start Advice Session at Gloucestershire College, where you can get the help you need to make an informed decision.

Discover the diverse array of part-time, full-time and higher education courses on offer at Gloucestershire College, during...

Edd Donovan and The Wandering Moles at The Convent

Friday 29 August 2014

Expect a feast of Americana-style folk from Edd Donovan and The Wandering Moles.

Hot on the heels of their debut album release, Ed Donovan and The Wandering Moles will be sharing their Americana-style...

Stroud Fringe Festival

Friday 29 to Sunday 31 August 2014

Stroud’s very own The Outcast Band will be hoping to wow crowds at the Fringe Festival 2014.

This year’s Stroud Fringe Festival is once again set to bring an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, rock, punk, indie and pop...

King's Fest in the Cotswolds

Friday 29 to Sunday 31 August 2014

Mouth-watering food, live music and free-flowing real ales will all feature in King’s Fest 2014.

Head to The King’s Arms for a fantastic weekend of mouth-watering food, live music and free-flowing real ales, to round...

Beer, Cider and Perry Festival in Gloucester

Saturday 30 to Sunday 31 August 2014

Rising star, Emi McDade, will perform her acoustic, piano-driven songs at The Wharf House festival.

Local beers, ciders, perry and tapas will all be on offer at The Wharf House’s annual event – with live music set to entertain...

Phoenix Festival in Cirencester

Saturday 30 to Sunday 31 August 2014

The Phoenix Festival will return to Abbey Grounds for free family fun. © Richard Sudbury

Enjoy a free family festival in the heart of the Cotswolds, when Cirencester plays host to Phoenix Festival, featuring...

Made in the Great War at Cheltenham Town Hall

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Discover the story of Sam Sweeney’s fiddle, when Made in the Great War takes to the Town Hall stage.

Discover the tale of how a 99-year-old fiddle came to be, when Bellowhead musician, Sam Sweeney, presents a multi-media...

Magic of Motown in Stroud

Saturday 6 September 2014

Stroud Subscription Rooms will be filled with the sounds of Detroit this September.

Celebrating more than 50 years of number one hits, the Magic of Motown is coming to Stroud Subscription Rooms, featuring...

The Rich O'Brien Project in Gloucester

Friday 5 September 2014

Catch Rich and Co at Cafe Rene in Gloucester.

Grooves for moves and soulful melodies characteristic of smoke-filled jazz clubs will take over Cafe Rene, when The Rich...

Aleyce Simmonds at The Convent

Sunday 7 September 2014

Australian country star, Aleyce Simmonds, is coming to The Convent for one-night-only. © Malcolm Katon.

Fusing contemporary country, old-school country and classic rock in a vulnerable yet defiant way, don’t miss Australian...

The Lewis Creaven Band at Café Rene

Friday 12 September 2014

The blues rocking Lewis Creaven Band will be taking the limelight at Cafe Rene.

Catch blues rock trio, The Lewis Creaven Band, when it performs a free gig at Café Rene in Gloucester, featuring original...

George Montague at The Convent

Saturday 13 September 2014

Don’t miss jazz funk star, George Montague, rocking The Convent this September.

Bringing boundless energy and bucketfuls of talent to The Convent this September will be rising ‘fuzzrop’ star, George...

Orchestra of St John's in Cheltenham

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Dubbed an ‘impressive ensemble’, don’t miss the OSJ in Cheltenham.

The acclaimed Orchestra of St John’s is set to launch Cheltenham Town Hall’s 2014-15 Concert Series with a stunning performance...

Sarah Jane Morris at The Convent

Friday 19 September 2014

Music lovers would be mad to miss Sarah Jane Morris performing live at The Convent.

Hear Sarah Jane Morris’ new African-inspired album, Bloody Rain, live, when the chart-topping singer takes the stage at...

The Toasters gig in Gloucester

Friday 19 September 2014

Boldly going where no ska band has gone before, catch The Toasters performing live at Gloucester Guildhall.

The lean, mean ska machines that make up The Toasters, will be performing live at Gloucester Guildhall, forming part of...

Fallingham Fair Live Lounge

Saturday 20 September 2014

Enjoy the summery sounds of Fallingham Fair, when the folk-pop trio arrives at The Convent.

Birmingham folk-pop trio, Fallingham Fair, is bringing the sound of summer to Gloucestershire, when it performs an exclusive...

Strike a Light Festival

Thursday 25 to Monday 29 September 2014

The Black Album comprises three distinctly different hip hop choreographies to everything from Linkin Park to Mozart. Don’t miss it on the Saturday of Strike a Light 2014.

Sparking creativity in local artists, performers and even residents, the third annual Strike a Light Festival will feature...

The South at Gloucester Guildhall

Thursday 25 September 2014

The ‘not so beautiful’ South will be treating a Gloucester crowd to all its classic hits this autumn.

Sing along with The South to hits including ‘A Little Time’, ‘Rotterdam’ and ‘Perfect 10’, when the newly-formed nine-piece...

Carmen opera at Roses Theatre

Thursday 25 September 2014

Jonathan Miller directs Mid Wales Opera in its 25th year, with Carmen coming to the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury.

Love, loss, live music and tragedy combine in Jonathan Miller’s brand new version of classic gypsy opera, Carmen, coming...

Najma Akhtar at Roses Theatre

Friday 26 September 2014

Soak up the unique sounds of Najma Akhtar, live at the Roses Theatre this autumn.

Groundbreaking vocalist, Najma Akhtar, will perform her unique take on Indian ghazal, live at the Roses Theatre this September.

Darren EEdens at The Convent

Friday 26 September 2014

Mustachioed bluegrass musician, Darren Eedens, is promising a lively night at The Convent.

Table-stomping, banjo-picking, storytelling Canadian artist, Darren Eedens, will be entertaining a Convent crowd this...

King Solomon gig at Café Rene

Friday 26 September 2014

Catch eight-strong reggae band, King Solomon, performing a free gig at Café Rene.

Original UK reggae purveyors, King Solomon, are set to bring the sunshine to Café Rene when they perform a free gig showcasing...

Stroud Folk Festival

Friday 26 to Saturday 27 September 2014

Jim Moray will headline Stroud Folk Festival 2014.

Stroud Subscription Rooms will once again be the hub for the town’s second annual Folk Festival, with Jim Moray headlining,...

Underground Festival in Gloucester

Saturday 27 to Sunday 28 September 2014

Game of Thones star and super talented singer, Raleigh Ritchie, will top the Underground Festival bill on the Saturday.

Raleigh Ritchie and Lonely the Brave will be topping the bill of almost 30 bands playing at this year’s...

The Subways at Gloucester Guildhall

Thursday 2 October 2014

Prepare to rock out with The Subways at Gloucester Guildhall. © Steve Gullick.

High octane indie rockers, The Subways, are returning to Gloucester Guildhall to thrill the masses with hits from their...

The Newport Effect and Hot Feet screening in Tewkesbury

Thursday 2 October 2014

Experience a unique combination of film, music and more at Roses Theatre this autumn.

Join Roses Theatre as it celebrates traditional music through a collection of music, film, installations and digital adventures....

Sing Saturday at Gloucester Cathedral

Saturday 4 October 2014

Gloucester Choral Society is hosting its popular Sing Saturdays at the Cathedral.

Sing with Gloucester Choral Society at the Cathedral, with Vaughan Williams’ ‘Sea Symphony’ on the bill for the first...

The Vamps at Cheltenham Racecourse

Thursday 9 October 2014

The Vamps will be playing live at Cheltenham Racecourse this October.

Rising teen pop band and social media sensation, The Vamps, will be bringing its Meet The Vamps first headline tour to...

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers at Roses Theatre

Saturday 11 October 2014

Another thrilling and powerful show is promised by the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers in Tewkesbury.

Catch Japanese drumming sensations, the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, for an evening that will get your heart beating at the...

Cousin Avi at The Convent

Saturday 11 October 2014

Fiery fivesome, Cousin Avi, is taking over The Convent for one-night-only.

Hoping to cause a musical revolution at The Convent this October will be international five-piece, Cousin Avi, and its...


Kris Dollimore at The Convent

Friday 17 October 2014

Enjoy an evening of foot-stomping blues when Kris Dollimore arrives at The Convent.

The accomplished acoustic blues maestro, Kris Dollimore, will be stopping by The Convent this autumn, to perform tracks...

7th Circle gig at The Miners Arms

Saturday 18 October 2014

Get ready to rock out with 7th Circle at The Miners Arms this October.

Kick ass rock covers band, 7th Circle, will be treating a Miners Arms crowd to classic hits by everyone from Bon Jovi...

The Black Feathers at The Convent

Saturday 18 October 2014

The Black Feathers will be charming a Convent crowd this autumn.

Combining English folk with Irish heritage, a large splash of Americana and bluegrass harmonies, catch The Black Feathers...

D-Day Darlings show at Bacon Theatre

Sunday 19 October 2014

Revisit the 1940s with a nostalgic and uplifting performance by the D-Day Darlings.

Be transported back in time as vocal harmony trio, The D-Day Darlings, will be performing a plethora of stunning music...

Over the Rainbow at Roses Theatre

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Emmerdale actress, Nicole Faraday, stars as Eva Cassidy in Over the Rainbow.

A heartfelt, musical tribute to Eva Cassidy will take the limelight at Roses Theatre, starring Nicole Faraday as the songbird...

The Sensational 60s Experience in Cheltenham

Thursday 23 October 2014

Do the Hippy Hippy Shake with The Swinging Blue Jeans at Cheltenham Town Hall.

The Swinging Blue Jeans, Herman’s Hermit, Dave Berry and more artists from the era will be performing all their timeless...

Grimethorpe Colliery Band in Cheltenham

Saturday 25 October 2014

Grimethorpe Colliery Band will be marching onto the Cheltenham Town Hall stage in 2014.

See the stars of Brassed Off live at Cheltenham Town Hall, where the world-famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band will perform...

Greg Davies Band in South Woodchester

Saturday 25 October 2014

Expect plenty of raucous blues and folk combined with laidback jazz and country balladry, when the Greg Davies Band arrives in Gloucestershire.

Whether folk, blues, jazz or country is more your style, expect to hear all four genres combined when the Greg Davies...

Stroud Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival

Sunday 26 October 2014

The Backbone Blues Band will take to the stage this year.

Stroud Subscription Rooms will soon be the hub of international flavour and an eclectic mix of music, when the popular...

10cc live at Cheltenham Town Hall

Monday 27 October 2014

Catch the 70s legends, 10cc, live at Cheltenham Town Hall.

British rock band, 10cc, will be bringing its 2014 tour bus to Cheltenham Town Hall, playing all its greatest hits live...

Kids in Glass Houses in Gloucester

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Catch Kids in Glass Houses for one last time, performing at Gloucester Guildhall.

Say goodbye to Kids in Glass Houses, when the Welsh fivesome performs in Gloucester for the very last time, as part of...

Kirk Fletcher at The Convent

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Kirk Fletcher will be joined by the Kate Bradley Band for an evening of blues at The Convent.

See two great blues forces unite in Gloucestershire for one-night-only, when Kirk Fletcher performs with the Kate Bradley...

The Magic of Motown in Cheltenham

Saturday 1 November 2014

The Magic of Motown will be casting its spell on a Cheltenham Town Hall crowd.

Sing along to all your favourite Motown chart-toppers, including pioneering Supremes song ‘Baby Love’, when The Magic...

Jazz Supper at The Beehive

Friday 7 November 2014

Expect fine food with music to match during The Beehive’s Jazz Supper this November.

Enjoy a scrumptious three-course supper at The Beehive, over a soundtrack of live jazz music from BB Jade.

The Neville Staple Band in Gloucester

Friday 7 November 2014

The Neville Staple Band is descending on Gloucester Guildhall this November.

See pioneering ska singer, Neville Staple, live when he brings his band to Gloucester Guildhall for a night of old school...

Big Country at Gloucester Guildhall

Saturday 8 November 2014

Big Country is bringing the sounds of Steeltown to Gloucester Guildhall.

Join Scottish rockers, Big Country, in celebrating 30 years since the release of its best-selling album, Steeltown, at...

Adam Holmes and The Embers in South Woodchester

Saturday 8 November 2014

Don’t miss Adam Holmes and The Embers in South Woodchester.

Gloucestershire folk fans with a fondness for buoyant love songs should head to The Convent this November, to catch rising...

Roger McGuinn at Cheltenham Town Hall

Tuesday 11 November 2014

The mighty Roger McGuinn is set to perform at Cheltenham Town Hall.

Former Byrds frontman, Roger McGuinn, will perform tracks spanning his 54-year-long career, live at Cheltenham Town Hall.

Marty Wilde's Rock 'n' Roll Party in Cheltenham

Thursday 13 November 2014

Party with Marty and co at Cheltenham Town Hall.

Party with Marty Wilde, Eden Kane and John Leyton at Cheltenham Town Hall, when the trio are joined by the Wildcats and...

Blues Guitar Summit at The Convent

Friday 14 November 2014

Chris Corcoran is one of three star blues stringmen performing at The Convent.

See star guitarists Chris Corcoran, Mal Barclay and Paul Garner unite for a one-night-only Blues Night Summit, at The...

The Manfreds at Cheltenham Town Hall

Monday 17 November 2014

5, 4, 3, 2, 1… it’s The Manfreds! And they’re coming to Cheltenham Town Hall this November.

Hear pop and R&B legends, The Manfreds, perform everything from ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’ to ‘5-4-3-2-1’, live at Cheltenham...

Let's Talk Berlioz at Gloucester Cathedral

Friday 21 November 2014

Stephen Johnson will be discussing Berlioz’s masterpiece, ‘Requiem’, at Gloucester Cathedral.

Discover all you ever wanted to know about the unconventional French composer, Hector Berlioz, when acclaimed music journalist,...

Berlioz concert at Gloucester Cathedral

Saturday 22 November 2014

Virtuoso tenor, Paul Nilon, will perform alongside the Gloucester Choral Society at the historic Cathedral. © Paul Foster-Williams.

Hear Berlioz’s renowned masterpiece, Grand Messe des morts, performed exuberantly by Gloucester Choral Society and the...

The Wurzels in Gloucester

Saturday 22 November 2014

Get your ooh and ahhs ready for The Wurzels’ gig at Gloucester Guildhall.

Scrumpy-drinking West Country legends The Wurzels will be drinking up Thy Zider at Gloucester Guildhall this November.

Joan Armatrading in Cheltenham

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Catch Joan Armatrading live in Cheltenham in November 2014.

Joan Armatrading is embarking on her first and last solo world tour in 2014 and will be returning to Cheltenham Town Hall...

Funeral For a Friend at The Two Pigs

Friday 28 November 2014

Don’t miss hardcore heavyweights, Funeral for a Friend, at The 2 Pigs.

Hardcore heavyweights, Funeral for a Friend, will be bursting onto stage at The Two Pigs this November, promising an intimate...

The Beat at Gloucester Guildhall

Friday 5 December 2014

The Beat boys are are making a welcome reappearance in Gloucester.

Start practising your skank for when ska legends, The Beat, return to Gloucester Guildhall for a pre-Christmas gig.

Christmas Oratorio concert at Gloucester Cathedral

Saturday 6 December 2014

Soprano Rebecca Rudge will join Gloucester Choral Society for a festive concert at the Cathedral.

Get into the spirit of the season at the Cathedral, where Gloucester Choral Society will be performing Bach’s joyous ‘Christmas...

All on a Winter's Night at Bacon Theatre

Thursday 18 December 2014

Catch Johnny Coppin and special guests live on stage for a winter warmer at Bacon Theatre.

Johnny Coppin will be returning to Bacon Theatre to delight audiences with his music and folklore once again, in what...


Backstage with Emi McDade

Emi McDade talks to Soglos about strange comparisons, filming her first music video and more.

SoGlos goes backstage with 17-year-old rising singer-songwriter, Emi McDade, to talk about bizarre comparisons, hitting...

Music events

Not sure about which course of study is the right one for you? Then head to a September Start Advice Session at Gloucestershire College, where you can get the help you need to make an informed decision.

September Start Advice Sessions at Gloucestershire College

Thursday 28 August to Thursday 18 September 2014

Celebrate the centenary of ‘The Planets’ by following the Holst Birthplace Museum’s unique trail around Cheltenham and hearing the orchestral suite for yourself.

The Planets listening trail in Cheltenham

Thursday 28 August to Sunday 12 October 2014

Rising star, Emi McDade, will perform her acoustic, piano-driven songs at The Wharf House festival.

Beer, Cider and Perry Festival in Gloucester

Saturday 30 to Sunday 31 August 2014

Rock School in Stroud

Thursday 28 to Friday 29 August 2014

King's Fest in the Cotswolds

Friday 29 to Sunday 31 August 2014

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