The 31st Upton Upon Severn International Jazz Festival happens from Thursday 23rd until Sunday 26th June 2016. The festival offers a blend of a range of jazz styles and a dash of mainstream/modern and swing with traditional jazz and Dixieland foundations.
The festival held beneath the Malvern Hills offers three days of jazz, fun and good company beside the River Severn in Worcestershire.
Following last year’s 1940s flavour, organisers have this year looked across the channel for their inspiration. The French theme features Hot Antic Jazz Band, Hippocampus Jass Gang, and Montparnasse.
There will be 60 concerts over 4 days, plus 2 Parades, and a Church Service. These include Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi, Debbie Arthurs, Malcolm Sked, Hot Antic Jazz Band, Hippocampus Jass Gang, Clive Wilson's New Orleans Serenaders, and From The Uk - The London Swing Orchestra, After Hours Jazz Band, Alan Barnes Septet 'Remembering The Rabbit', Alan Barnes, Karen Sharp, Craig Milverton Trio, Alan Barnes, Robert Fowler, Tom Hill Trio, Amy Roberts Quintet, Bev Pegg And His Good Time Four, Bob Dwyer's Bix And Pieces, Brian Carrick's Algiers Stompers, Bristol Blue Five + 1, Carl Sinclair Boogie Band, Chris Pearce's Frenchmen Street Jazz Band, Dave Martin's Jabbo Five, Donnie Joe's American Swing, Enrico Tomasso's Festival Band, Fb Pocket Orchestra, Golden Eagle Jazz Band, Good 01' Spit And Dribble Jass Band, Graham Hughes With Tom Kincaid Trio, Jake Leg Jug Band, Jamie Brownfield Quartet, John Hallam With Tom Kincaid, John Shillito's Select Six, Keith Nichols Jazz Masters Of New Orleans, Keith Nichols Hot Six, Keith Nichols Solo, Louis Louis Louis, Malcolm Hogarth And Isabel Toner Guest Sessions, Mellowtone, Montparnasse, Perdido Street Jazz Band, Red Stripe, Remi Harris Trio and With John Hallam, Sinead Mccabe And New Orleans Update, Smooth Indigo, Steve Tucker All Star Jazz Band, Sussex Jazz Kings, The Paper Moon Band, Tom Langham's Hot Fingers With Emily Campbell, Vitality 3, Zoe Schwarz And Rob Koral, and more.
The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at £78 for a full weekend, weekend camping is an additional £30. Day tickets are priced at £23 for Friday, £33 for Saturday, and £28 for Sunday. Children under 14 have free entry if with an adult ticket holder.
Camping and Caravans
The festival has its own camping and caravan site which is only open to ticket holders and will be supervised at all times. The site opens at 2pm on Thursday until 12noon on Monday.
Camping is priced at around £30 per person. Facilities will include hot showers and washbasins, water, toilets and refuse points.
There is FREE mooring on the town pontoon and riverside moorings.
There is also plenty of accommodation options available in the Malvern, Ledbury, Tewkesbury and Pershore areas.
More information will be here when available.
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