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LATEST NEWS: WINCHFIELD FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON 7th-14th AUG 2021

The musicians have been booked, the dates are fixed, the Box Office is open and we are ready to welcome you to a brilliant Festival this year. Full details of the first class concerts can be seen on our What's On page

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The Winchfield Festival (7th to 14th August) is nearly upon us. Ticket sales are going well, but there is still plenty of room for all concerts except for the last night (Ultimate Elton and the Rocket Band) which is already sold out. Please support the Festival and our musicians by booking a few more tickets and inviting your friends and family.

Timings and picnics: We have decided to bring the concerts forward so that we can make the most of summer sunshine and the earlier evenings with just a 15min interval.  All concerts will start at 6pm, except for the last night on Satuday 14th, which will start at 7.30pm.  You are very welcome to bring your own picnics as we will not be offering food and drinks this year.  Gates will open two hours before each concert for you to picnic.  Please bring your own chairs and small picnic tables and take all your litter home.

 

Saturday 7th – Friday 13th

Saturday 14th

Gates open for picnics

4pm

5pm

Concert begins

6pm

7.30pm


Please put the dates in your diary, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Festival in August.
You can see details of the concerts here. All concerts will take place in our Festival Marquee and not in St Mary's Church because the Church is not suitable for social distancing.

If you have never been to one of our music festivals before, you may like to know what to expect: Eight nights of ‘live’ music take place in the heart of beautiful Winchfield countryside, in the socially spaced Festival Marquee, situated beside the Church, featuring a range of live concerts including jazz, rock and classical.

We celebrate the informality of our rural setting where the appreciative audience enjoys amazing music performed by world class musicians and the chance to picnic on a summer's evening.  On the practical side there is ample parking, disabled access, toilet facilities and volunteers to help festival-goers in any way. Bring your friends for a wonderful music festival experience.

 

NEWS FROM 2020: Late summer joy in September 2020:

Against all odds, Winchfield Festival was able to put on two wonderful concerts on Saturday 19th September 2020.  Thirty lucky people at each concert, 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.  The sun shone, the wind died down and at 12.00 and 4.00pm ‘live’ music filled the air at a quintessentially English open air concert.  Guests brought their own chairs and refreshments and sat safely in a private garden, hosted by Tristram and Kirsty Cary.  ‘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, 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.  Huw and Oliver formed their duo in 2016 and have successfully developed and refined their programmes of music for this unusual pairing of instruments.

‘This outdoor recital was special’ said guests Chris and Snowie Johnson, ‘Both Huw and Oliver explained why they had chosen the music and what it meant to them; this is always an important feature of the enjoyment for the audience and their selections of Bach, Debussy, Gershwin and Piazzolla were beautifully suited to an afternoon in an English country garden.  Our thanks to both Huw and Oliver and to the Cary’s for opening up their garden for this event.’

Tristram Cary, Chairman, Winchfield Festival said: 'Many thanks for your continuing patience and support.  We are now looking forward to a brilliant Festival in 2021'

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NEW TO WINCHFIELD FESTIVAL?

If you have never been to one of our music festivals before, you may like to know what to expect: Eight nights of ‘live’ music take place in the heart of beautiful Winchfield countryside, in the socially spaced Festival Marquee, situated beside the Church, featuring a range of live concerts including jazz, rock and classical.

We celebrate the informality of our rural setting where the appreciative audience enjoys amazing music performed by world class musicians and the chance to picnic on a summer's evening.  On the practical side there is ample parking, disabled access, toilet facilities and volunteers to help festival-goers in any way. Bring your friends for a wonderful music festival experience.

Just some of the musicians who have performed at our previous Festivals