Cheltenham Jazz Festival is scheduled to take place online this year - Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 May 2021.
Statement from Senior Management Board of Cheltenham Festivals - 1 February 2021...
In response to the continuing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the decision to make the Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2021 a digital-only Festival running over the weekend of Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 May. Additionally, we hope to bring live Jazz music to the heart of Cheltenham in July in line with whatever government restrictions may be in place at that time. We will announce details of the Jazz Festival line-up and how it can be viewed in mid-March.
More details will be revealed soon on the Cheltenham Festivals website.
*Images show photos taken at previous Cheltenham Jazz Festivals including crowds enjoying the free live jazz in Montpellier Gardens.
What is the Cheltenham Jazz Festival?
With over 20,000 music-fans getting in the festival swing every year, and Jamie Cullum and Moira Stuart amongst its biggest fans, Cheltenham has become one of the country’s best-loved jazz festivals. With a trade-mark mix of international jazz icons, up-and-coming new artists and unique festival performances has seen Cheltenham host some of the world’s greatest musicians over the spring Bank Holiday weekend. Previous guests include Jamie Cullum, Hugh Laurie, Eartha Kitt, Imelda May, Van Morrison, Stephane Grappelli and Ornette Coleman.
The festival site is usually (pre covid times) in Montpellier Gardens, in the heart of Cheltenham. It is the perfect place to soak up an outstanding festival atmosphere. Featuring a feast of free outdoor music, a selection of food and drink stalls, and fun family activities – it’s the only place to be over the spring Bank Holiday weekend.
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Picnic Site
- Celebrity connection
- In town/city centre
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