Classical, Jazz & Folk music at its best
Great music in the Cotswolds since 1970
Guiting Festival: Music in the Cotswolds
Home to exceptional music in the Cotswolds for over 40 years
- New! Imogen Cooper to perform closing evening concert
- New 2014 programme details now available
- 2014 Festival extended with a new Open-air Folk Concert
- Tickets for the 2014 Festival on sale from April
If you are looking for great music in a beautiful rural setting then the Guiting Festival is for you.
Each summer we celebrate outstanding musical performances from world-class artists in the relaxed, informal context of England's beautiful Cotswold countryside.
We aim to bring you an exciting range of classical, jazz and folk music performances in concerts that are held in the Guiting Power Village Hall or outdoors in the adjacent playing fields.
Guiting Power is a beautiful, rural village in the heart of the Gloucestershire Cotswold Hills and is within easy reach of nearby towns such as Cheltenham, Winchcombe, Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Guiting Power's roots can be traced back over a thousand years to Anglo-Saxon times and its medieval heritage is still visible today.
Time after time the village has proven to be the ideal venue for the Festival since its inauguration nearly half a century ago.
The Guiting Festival is a registered charity and is run entirely by volunteers.
It is funded exclusively by ticket receipts, sponsorship and donations.
Our objectives are to bring outstanding live music to the Cotswolds at a price that makes it available to as wide an audience as possible.
All surplus funds are ploughed back into the festival to ensure that you continue to enjoy exciting performances from some of today's most talented musical artists.
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Welcome to the Guiting Festival
The Guiting Festival is a summertime celebration of high quality music starting at the end of July every year in the picturesque village of Guiting Power, set deep in the heart of the Gloucestershire Cotswold Hills.
For well over 40 years the Guiting Festival has been a highlight of the Cotswold summer calendar.
Each Festival features an exciting variety of Evening Indoor Concerts and Sunday Open-air Concerts, with performances from some of the most accomplished jazz, classical and folk music artists available. And, for 2014, we are building upon this with a new and extended programme of performers.
2014 Guiting Festival
For 2014 we are extending our traditional Festival, building upon the highly regarded classical, modern and jazz themes that have been its core to date. In light of the Festival's highly popular and successful Sunday open-air jazz concerts, for 2014 we are adding a second Open-air Sunday Concert but this time with a folk music theme.
Discover more about this year's programme by following the links below.
We really hope you enjoy looking through our website and discovering more about the Festival.