Amongst the highlights is a solo set from cult alt-rock pianist and singer Ben Folds that will include a special, one-off collaboration with the festival's Artistic Curator Jamie Cullum, and there's slightly bonkers keyboard icon Rick Wakeman with his specially reunited Green Dolphin Trio showcasing material from his solo piano album Piano Portraits.
There's Mica Paris, performing from the Ella Fitzgerald songbook with an eight-piece ensemble. and the bill also includes Chick Corea, multi-award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, Snarky Puppy, Benin-born guitarist Lionel Loueke, Grammy-Award-winning drummer Steve Gadd, a 30th anniversary performance from Australian cult improvisers The Necks, Booker T. Jones, and Chris Potter.
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It takes place between Wednesday 26th April to Monday 1st May 2017 in Cheltenham in Gloucestershire in a tented festival village in Cheltenham's Montpellier Gardens, and features a Big Top stage, Pizza Express Live Arena, food stalls, an on-site record shop, and the Family Tent with Town Hall, Cheltenham Ladies' College Parabola Arts Centre, Hotel du Vin and Daffodil venues all within short walking distance of the stylish spa town's centre.
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