From our Artistic Director

As of 18 May the 2021 Festival goes on-sale, initially to our Sponsors, Patrons and Friends and a little further down the line (15 June) to the wider public.

It has taken a huge effort from all of my colleagues to get to where we are, but once again we are hugely indebted to our ranks of sponsors and supporters who have enabled us to get to this position.

After a trying 2020, here we are in 2021 and with a genuine expectation of welcoming live audiences back to the festival. So what can we look forward to? Quite simply, ‘a lot!’

Adam Kay, The Blues Band, Chineke!, Christian Lindberg, Emma Johnson, Imogen Cooper, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Jess Gillam, Mark Padmore and Susan Bullock are just for starters.

We look forward to you joining us in person again, and to this effect there will be a few changes that reflect both the old and the new: full details can be found on our Booking Information page. Thank you for sticking with us through the thicks and thins of 2020.

Here’s to a great rebirth in 2021

Stewart Collins