Thaxted Festival 2020 is cancelled

It is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of Thaxted Festival’s 2020 season due to the Coronavirus.

We know how much this will disappoint our patrons, our volunteers, our local community and our artists, but we are sure you will understand that restrictions on gatherings, and the need for social distancing, make this inevitable.

We are in touch with our Thaxted Music Lovers who have shown us such support in the priority booking period. We will refund bookings, less any administration fee applied at the time of booking, but ask patrons to consider converting their payments in whole or part to donations which will help us to minimise the financial impact of this situation. Please contact us on to discuss.

With reduced capacity in our office, it will take us time to work through this process, but we look forward to keeping in contact with all our patrons and supporters.


Our location

The Thaxted Festival takes place in the medieval Parish Church of the beautiful Essex town of Thaxted, easily accessible from the M11 and Stansted Airport. The town’s main free car park is in Margaret Street, CM6 2QN and there is an additional free car park in Park Street CM6 2ND. Overflow parking is at the Recreation Ground, Newbiggen Street CM6 2QT (about five minutes’ walk), with limited space at Bolford Street Hall and the United Reformed Church, both CM6 2PY.


Click here for Festival Parking Map >


All concerts are accessible for wheelchair users. Ramps are provided for wheelchair access, and wheelchair spaces are available to book for all concerts. The ticket price for a wheelchair space includes one companion seat. Please call the office to discuss any specific requirements, particularly in the context of this historic church building. Limited disabled parking for blue-badge holders only is available at the Church by prior reservation, which must be made by telephone at the time of booking. (Please leave a telephone message out of our office hours, and we will return your call as soon as possible.)

2020 concerts

Thaxted Festival concerts

See full details of our 2020 concerts along with photos & videos of the performers. Read more >

Music Lovers

Thaxted Festival Music Lovers scheme

Join our Music Lovers scheme and get exclusive benefits including priority booking. Read more >

Booking info

Thaxted Festival booking information

All you need to know about securing your place at this year's Thaxted Festival. Read more >

"The quality of the musicianship is always excellent … I am prepared to go beyond my usual musical boundaries and have yet to be disappointed."

"A world-class experience with the added enjoyment of tea and cake in the interval."

"We like the diverse range of music and performers. We are lucky to have such high quality performers in a fantastic setting so close to home. Thank you!"

"It is a fantastic festival with people travelling from far and wide … a great annual event for Thaxted to be proud of."

"It was a brilliant evening … thought the quality superb. I will definitely be booking again."