We are delighted to announce that Thaxted Festival 2021 will take place over two long weekends: Thursday 24 June to Sunday 27, and Thursday 1 July to Sunday 4 July. During this time we will present nine concerts from leading artists. We will have reduced audience capacity and smaller-scale ensembles, to ensure appropriate distancing throughout all our events.
We will give more details of our plans in spring 2021. Stay in touch by signing up to our regular newsletters, and look out for our posts on social media. Members of Thaxted Music Lovers will have priority booking from early April, with general booking opening in early May. We look forward to welcoming you to Thaxted Festival 2021.
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.