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Cheltenham Music Festival 2023

Posted by Gemma Dillon on 06/26/2023 (Updated 07/03/2023), Category: Article
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Cheltenham Music Festival is back

The popular Cheltenham Music Festival is coming back to Cheltenham this Summer, running from 8th – 15th July. As with every year, there are many fantastic musical acts to see throughout the week of the festival.

What is Cheltenham Musical Festival?

Cheltenham Music Festival is an annual event celebrating classical music. Having started in 1945, the festival is nearing 80 years old.

Cheltenham’s Music Festival takes place over the course of about a week, and attendees can book tickets to see their favourite acts.

Similar to the other core festivals, there are opportunities for young people. Pupils can participate in the festival with their schools. This is to encourage another generation of classical music lovers.

There is also a spotlight on previous young musician winners, including 2022 winners, and the 2023 winner who is accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic.

Where is the Music Festival celebrated?

Cheltenham Music Festival has numerous events taking place throughout Cheltenham. Each event specifies the location within Cheltenham e.g. Pittville Pump Room, the Everyman Theatre or Cheltenham Town Hall.

You will also find musical groups popping up throughout the town centre to give street performances for passersby which adds to the vibrancy of the town during the event.

Musician performing in Cheltenham for one of the Cheltenham festivals
Photo credit: Visit Cheltenham

Which artists are performing at Cheltenham Music Festival?

There are several acts to watch throughout this year’s Music Festival. You can discover who is performing, where, and when over on the Cheltenham Festivals website.

Some musicians playing this year include the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The Carice Singers, Chineke!, and spotlights on previous young musician winners.

How to book tickets for Cheltenham Music Festival 2023

Cheltenham Music Festival operates a little differently than some other festivals. As an attendee, you can pick and choose which acts you want to see and book tickets per act. This can be done via the What’s On section of the Cheltenham Music Festival page.

Due to the popularity of the festival, tickets for certain acts can become quickly sold out. If you become a Cheltenham Festival member, you have priority access to booking tickets. The membership funds also support access to free events at the festivals.

You can book tickets online, via phone, or in person through an on-site box office. Learn more about the booking process for Cheltenham Festivals.

Cheltenham Town Hall picture taken by Visit Cheltenham. Blue Sky. Regency building. Trees.
Photo credit: Visit Cheltenham

Cheltenham Festival Accommodation

Attendees often watch acts for more than one day of the festival so Cheltenham Music Festival accommodation is popular during this period. 

We offer a variety of Cheltenham Festival Accommodation, with varying-sized self-catering luxury apartments. Everything from the plush 1-bedroom apartment – Elizabeth House, Flat 5, to the spacious 4-bedroom house 39 Rodney Road House, both of which are close to venues hosting Cheltenham Music Festival events.

Discover the Luxury Apartments’ range of festival apartments.

Cheltenham Music Festival isn’t the only festival accommodation we provide. Discover our festival accommodation for Cheltenham Literature Festival, Jazz Festival, Science Festival and Gold Cup week.

Discover your stay

Every home has a complete 3D tour. Take your time exploring so you can book with confidence.

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Pittville Lawn

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Free Permit Parking
750 sq/ft

2 Pittville Lawn, Cheltenham, UK

From £98 p/n

Pittville Lawn

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Free Permit Parking
750 sq/ft

2 Pittville Lawn, Cheltenham, UK

From £98 p/n

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18 Tivoli Mews

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
430 sq/ft

18 Tivoli Mews, Cheltenham GL50 2UX, UK

From £88 p/n

18 Tivoli Mews

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
430 sq/ft

18 Tivoli Mews, Cheltenham GL50 2UX, UK

From £88 p/n

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Glensanda

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1775 sq/ft

3 Glensanda Court, Montpellier Spa Road, Cheltenham GL50 1UF, UK

From £190 p/n

Glensanda

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1775 sq/ft

3 Glensanda Court, Montpellier Spa Road, Cheltenham GL50 1UF, UK

From £190 p/n

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39 Rodney House

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1808 sq/ft

39 Rodney Rd, Cheltenham GL50 1HX, UK

From £195 p/n

39 Rodney House

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1808 sq/ft

39 Rodney Rd, Cheltenham GL50 1HX, UK

From £195 p/n

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Saint Margaret

2 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Off-road
765 sq/ft

5 saint margaret road cheltenham gl50 4dt

From £115 p/n

Saint Margaret

2 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Off-road
765 sq/ft

5 saint margaret road cheltenham gl50 4dt

From £115 p/n

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Elizabeth House Flat 6

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Free Permit Parking
808 sq/ft

Elizabeth House, 3 Lansdown Cres, Cheltenham GL50 2JY, UK

From £88 p/n

Elizabeth House Flat 6

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Free Permit Parking
808 sq/ft

Elizabeth House, 3 Lansdown Cres, Cheltenham GL50 2JY, UK

From £88 p/n

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