Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2024

Cheltenham Jazz Entrance

Wednesday 1st to Monday 6th May 2024
Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AE, England MAP
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Daily capacity: 3,000
Last updated: Tue 13th Feb 2024

Cheltenham Jazz Festival features big international names alongside the best of British talent and a wide variety of performances across the week. The festival will run from Wednesday the 1st of May until Monday 6th May 2024.

The festival is hosted in a tented festival village in Cheltenham’s Montpellier Gardens, featuring a Big Top stage, the Jazz Arena, and a food, drink and market area. The festival will continue to use nearby venues the Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Town Hall and the Daffodil restaurant.


With a cross-generational theme that brings together jazz legends with the very latest new artists, the Festival will play host to a string of world-class artists including Jack Savoretti, UB40, Morcheeba, Courtney PineSnarky Puppy Dee Dee Bridgewater, Baobab,  Nubiyan Twist, Dionne Warwick, Gregory Porter, Bettye LaVette and the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Huey Morgan, Brand New Heavies , Robert Plant, Snarky Puppy, Brad Mehldau, Theo Croker, corto.alto, Lakecia Benjamin, Jordan Rakei, Fatoumata Diawara, Zara McFarlane, Nadine Shah, Clare Teal and many more.

2024 will also see the return of the Parabola Arts Centre programme, which is dedicated to new, innovative music from around the world. Gracing the stage this year will be Trish Clowes, Dave Douglas, Sultan Stevenson, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and Nikki Yeoh,Charlotte Keeffe, Kit Downes and Norma Winstone. 



The full programme by day and venue looks as follows:


Dionne Warwick (Big Top)

Elaine Delmar (Hotel Du Vin)


Jack Savoretti (Big Top)

Toby Lee (Arena) 

Gabriella Liandu (Hotel Du Vin) 


Brand New Heavies with the London Concert Orchestra (Big Top)

Nubyian Twist + Orchestra Baobab (Town Hall) 

Alice Russell (Arena) 

Sultan Stevenson (Parabola Arts Centre) 

Nikki Yeoh & NYJO present Speechmik Ex-Ploration (Parabola Arts Centre)  

Atila (Hotel Du Vin)  

Giacomo Smith & Lucy-Anne Daniels. The Music of Lester Young & Billie Holiday (Dunkertons Tap Room)


Bettye LaVette feat Gregory Porter with Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra (Big Top)

Jordan Rakei (Big Top)  

Saving Grace with Robert Plant & Suzi Dian (Big Top) 

Brad Mehldau Trio (Town Hall) 

Dee Dee Bridgewater (Town Hall)  

Nadine Shah (Town Hall)  

The Showcase: Amahla and Ruta Di (Arena) 

Allysha Joy (Arena) 

Lakecia Benjamin (Arena) 

Cherise (Hotel Du Vin)  

Jo Harrop (Hotel Du Vin)  

Giacomo Smith featuring Joplin Parnell (Dunkertons Tap Room) 

Jazz Babies!  (Discovery Space)  

Namvula (Discovery Space)  

Aga Serugo-Lugo  (Discovery Space) 

Conservatoire & Siena Exchange  (Parabola Arts Centre) 

Charlotte Keeffe: Right Here, Right Now, Quartet (Parabola Arts Centre)  

David Ola and The Lucumí Project (Parabola Arts Centre)  

Kit Downes and Norma Winstone (Parabola Arts Centre) 

Dave Douglas & Trish Clowes (Parabola Arts Centre) 


Snarky Puppy (Big Top) 

Morcheeba (Big Top)  

Sophie Ellis-Bextor (Big Top) 

Fatoumata Diawara (Town Hall)  

Courtney Pine (Town Hall)

Huey Morgan (Town Hall) 

Zara McFarlane Presents the Music of Sarah Vaughan (Arena) 

The Royal Scammers (Arena)  

Theo Croker (Arena)  

Julien Durand's DREAMSCAPES (Parabola Arts Centre)

Sam Eastmond and John Zorn's Bagatelles   (Parabola Arts Centre) 

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Liane Carroll (Hotel Du Vin)  

Jay Rayner Sextet (Dunkertons Tap Room) 

Jazz Kids! with Richard Foote (Discovery Space) 

Family Sing! with Sara Colemon (Discovery Space) 

Hotclub of Jupiter (Discovery Space) 


Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Big Top)  

UB40 (Big Top)  

Gregory Porter (Big Top)  

Tobago and D'Lime (Arena)

The Clare Teal Seven (Arena) 

Corto.alto (Arena) 

Alim Kamara: From Djeli to Rap! (Discovery Space) 

Discover Flamenco! - with Ana García (Discovery Space) 




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Ticket prices vary depending by event.

Online booking is available via their website. To book tickets you will need to set up a Cheltenham Festivals Online account. To do so please clik on the link above

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In the Family Tent, there are number of events suitable for all the family including on Saturday, a Jazzlab for children aged 6+ featuring the opportunity to explore rhythms, sounds and styles, along with  games - from £6. 


This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area. The Cheltenham Jazz Festival attracts over 17,000 people annually, so if you want to stay in Cheltenham during this period booking accommodation in advance of the event is a must. Some of the hospitality packages available do include overnight accommodation.

More information will be here when available.

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