latest NEWS - Winchfield PLANS 2021 festival 

Saturday 7th August until Saturday 14th August




You can see the full programme of concerts on our ‘What’s On’ page.  For more information please go to the News page.

On July 19th, as expected, the government removed the legal restrictions on social distancing and other Covid measures which means that the Winchfield Festival is cleared to go ahead as planned in August. However the government has also issued guidance to festival organisers on measures to minimise the residual Covid risks and we will implement these in full. The key measures include:

a) You will not be allowed to attend a concert if you have Covid symptoms or if you have been told to isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

b) We will provide good ventilation (which is the key reason that we have chosen to hold all the concerts in the Festival Marquee).

c) We will not provide food or drink, and invite you to bring your own.

d) We will provide hand sanitiser and ensure that chairs and toilets are cleaned daily.

e) We will keep a record of the contact details of attendees to support NHS Test and Trace if required.

We will email attendees a few days before each concert to remind them of the precautions to be taken.

We confirm that if the Festival has to be cancelled due to a change of government guidelines regarding Covid-19, we will give you a full refund of your tickets.  We look forward to a splendid Festival of live music.



Last year's garden concerts in September 2020 were ‘pure delight’

On a sunny September afternoon, thirty lucky people at each of two concerts, safely checked in according to Covid-19 protocol and properly spaced, enjoyed an open air concert performed by Huw Wiggin on saxophone and Oliver Wass on harp.  Set in a private garden hosted by Tristram and Kirsty Cary, ‘live’ music once more filled the air at a quintessentially English open air concert.   ‘All proceeds went to support the musicians’ said Tristram, Chairman of Winchfield Festival, ‘and they expressed their delight at being able to perform ‘live’ for us.'

Huw Wiggin commented: ‘It was an amazing experience to perform to a live audience again. Oliver and I had a wonderful time, in beautiful surroundings and the atmosphere was so special. Thank you so much to Winchfield Festival and Tristram and Kirsty Cary for hosting the concert. Looking forward to Winchfield Festival 2021!’  Huw Wiggin, Commonwealth Musician of the Year in 2014 and Professor of Saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music performed a varied programme with Oliver Wass, the first harpist ever to win the Guildhall Gold Medal. 

We don't have a video of our Winchfield concerts but here they are playing at Breinton during summer 2020:


Photography by David Hogg from Horizon Imaging

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