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Cheltenham Music Festival returns in July 2021, with an impressive line-up of 56 thrilling live events.

With ten music-packed days starting on Friday 2 July and running until Sunday 11 July 2021, Cheltenham Music Festival’s 2021 line-up will be packed with performances from international names such as Imogen Cooper and Dame Sarah Connolly.

There are 56 live events taking place this summer, including talks, panel sessions and live concerts – with an eclectic programme sure to offer something for everyone at this year’s Cheltenham Music Festival.

Classical music at Cheltenham Music Festival 2021

A host of talented classical music performers will be coming to Cheltenham Music Festival in 2021. Line-up highlights include, but are not exclusive to, names including Chapel Choir of Merton College Oxford, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits, Steven Osborne, La Serenissima and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Recital 4.

Sponsored by SoGlos, the Classical Mixtape event at Gloucester Cathedral will be paying tribute to the Gloucestershire Regiment’s 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Imjin River and remembrance those lost to the pandemic.

Jazz music at Cheltenham Music Festival 2021

In a special celebratory weekend bringing Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Cheltenham Music Festival together, Friday 9 to Sunday 11 July will also see the popular Free Stage return to Cheltenham’s Imperial Gardens.

Appearing on stage after their digital Jazz Festival performance are the all-female ensemble Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s Rise Up, and soloist crooner, Quiet Man. What’s more, Unswung Heroes, 3D Brass and Year of the Dog will also be performing sets courtesy of Cheltenham BID.

The Free Stage will also host a mix of classical, jazz, indie, folk and Americana.

For more information, and to book tickets, visit

By Zoe Gater

Cheltenham Music Festival 2021
Various venues across Cheltenham.
Friday 2 to Sunday 11 July 2021
Times vary per event.
Admission prices vary per event.
(01242) 850270

© SoGlos
Tuesday 08 June 2021



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