Cheltenham Festivals - Festivals



Cheltenham Jazz Festival was formed in 1996. Acts have included headliner Emma Vanden with her band Vixen backing, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, Chick Corea, John Scofield, Jamie Cullum, Gilles Peterson, Jools Holland, Charles Lloyd, Bennie Maupin, Bob Brookmeyer, Madeleine Peyroux, the Guillemots, Curtis Stigers, Kyle Eastwood, Koop and the BBC Big Band, The Cinematic Orchestra, Zoe Rahman, Eartha Kitt, Van Morrison, Maceo Parker, Gwyneth Herbert, Tim Berne and Mr Scruff. It has a close relationship with BBC Radio 2,


Cheltenham Science Festival was formed in 2002 and hosts a science-based talent competition, NESTA FameLab. Guests in previous years have included Robert Winston, Richard Dawkins, Richard Hammond, Tony Robinson, Jonathon Porritt, Kevin Conrad, Colin Pillinger and Adam Hart-Davis.


Cheltenham Music Festival was formed in 1945, and is the oldest member of the Festival family in Cheltenham. Events range from free family workshops and young artists’ projects, through to concerts and the promotion of contemporary composers. Artists in previous years include Marc-André Hamelin, Craig Ogden, Calefax, the Dante Quartet, Noam Greenberg, Ingrid Fliter, Danjulo Ishizaka, the Pavel Haas Quartet, Danjulo Ishizaka, Allan Clayton, Paul Lewis, Manchester Camerata, the Schubert Ensemble, Ailish Tynan, Gareth Hancock, Alekzandar Madzar, Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies, John Potter, Kathryn Tickell, James Gilchrist and Taraf de Haidouks. The director is Meurig Bowen


Cheltenham Literature Festival was formed in 1949 and is now established as one of the country's principal literary events. It is the longest-running literature festival in the world. Most of the great names in modern literature have appeared at the festival at some time during its history. Guests include Toni Morrison, Ian Rankin, Kate Adie, Patrick Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Simon Schama, David Starkey, Antony Sher, Michael Parkinson, Terry Jones, Tony Robinson, Sandi Toksvig, Dawn French, Simon Armitage, Clive James, Ruth Rendell, Alexander McCall Smith, Bruce Parry, Ray Mears, Frank Skinner, Janet Street-Porter, Roger Moore, Tony Curtis, John Barrowman, Russell T Davies, Dave Gorman, Charley Boorman, Alexei Sayle and Mark Thomas.

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