A timeless musical experience

Thaxted Festival 2022

Our 2022 Festival took place over four weekends from 17 June to 10 July, presenting 18 events and featuring some 174 artists. Our autumn event will take place on Sunday 2 October in Thaxted Church (details will be posted here soon.)

Thaxted Festival 2023 will take place from 16 June to 9 July. Programme and booking details will be announced at the beginning of the year. Thaxted Music Lovers benefit from priority booking periods and special events. See more about the setting and background of the Festival here.


Thaxted Music Lovers

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Atmosphere & Heritage

Taking place in Thaxted’s magnificently spacious Parish Church, Thaxted Festival offers a relaxed atmosphere, the highest standards of performance from renowned professional artists, the superb natural acoustics of Thaxted Church, and a warm welcome in beautiful historic surroundings. Whether you are attending a single performance, making a weekend of it or packing in the entire season, we guarantee you a timeless musical experience!

With its origins in Gustav Holst’s 1916-18 Whitsuntide Festivals in Thaxted Church, Thaxted Festival attracts the very best of British and international musicians, in genres ranging from orchestral, chamber and vocal music to jazz, folk, big-band and swing, from early music to contemporary styles. Events for younger audiences, and educational projects with schools, have formed an important part of our mission over many years.

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“My first concert, and a very welcoming arrival!”
“We loved this year’s concerts… Thank you to all the people involved in the organisation and the performers too! We shall come again next year.”
“A most enjoyable masterclass and fabulous concert!”
“Attended three concerts this year and thoroughly enjoyed them all.”
“Thank you again for your enormous help last month and for making us feel so welcome. It is always such a joy to return to the amazing town, church and acoustics in Thaxted.”
2022 concerts

View our 2022 season picture gallery for a taste of this year's Festival.

Thaxted Music Lovers

Join our supporters' scheme to enjoy priority booking & other benefits.

Thaxted Festival Affiliations