Classical and Jazz 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
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 non-profit, registered charity, which 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 great music held in July of every year in the picturesque village of Guiting Power, set deep in the heart of the Gloucestershire Cotswold Hills.
For over 40 years the Guiting Festival has been a highlight of the Cotswold summer calendar.
The Festival is run entirely by volunteers and, in line with our mission, this allows us to bring you exceptional, high quality music at very affordable prices. Nearly all tickets are priced at £12 (under-18s are half price) and you can now buy your tickets on-line.
The 2013 Festival will be the 43rd since its inauguration in 1970 and this year's line-up is one of the best yet.
This year we have evening concerts from:
- Joanna MacGregor (who has been the Festival's Honorary President for nearly 20 years)
- Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin)
- Xuefei Yang (guitar)
- The Carducci String Quartet
- Zoe Rahman (jazz piano)
- Richard Williams
- Joglaresa ("irreverent medieval music")
- Alba Ventura (piano)
For these very popular evening concerts, we particularly recommend early booking to avoid disappointment as we only have a limited number of seats for each performance.
Open-Air Sunday Jazz Concert
The Open-Air Jazz concert on Sunday 28th July features:
- The Charleston Chasers (vintage jazz)
- Dancin' Easy (eponymous, light jazz)
We really hope you enjoy looking through our website and discovering more about the festival.