At the heart of the Festival Village is the Community Bandstand, a platform on which we celebrate music making and creativity in our host city.

Dancers from Nethra Academy of Performing Arts @ Gloucester 2023

Credit: Dale Hodgetts

Highlights from Gloucester 2023 included one of our featured ensembles - the Gloucestershire based Flowers Band, enchanting folk songs from Jessica Squire, heroic film music from the Lewis Merthyr Brass Band, and captivating traditional dance from Nethra Academy of Performing Arts!

It was wonderful to see so many people and families enjoying the music in the sunshine, and the bandstand gave the festival a brilliant atmosphere for all those in the cathedral close.

2024 Bandstand Schedule

Saturday 27 July
Black Country Big Band11.30
Got2Sing Worcester1.30-2.15
Colin Box3.00-3.45
Elgar School of Music Folk Ensemble3.45-4.30
Dorian Collins - Organist & Keyboardist4.30-5.15
Nethra Academy of Performing Arts6.30-7.15
Sunday 28 July
The Pocket Choral Society6.30-7.15
Monday 29 July
Prebooked Event12.00-12.30
Dorian Collins - Organist/Keyboardist4.00-5.00
Thursday 1 August
Dr Charles Bennett - Poetry Recital11.30-12.30
Friday 2 August
Richard Morgan - Guitarist10.00-11.00
Barrels and Bells Clarinet Choir11.00-12.00
Peter Sutton, Poetry Recital12.00-12.45
John Gorman – “The Nukelele Man”12.45-1.30
Elgar School of Music Baroque Ensemble4.30-5.30
Saturday 3 August
Simbora - Percussion10.00-11.00
Tony Gilliam - Singer Songwriter11.00-12.00
Blackwell Band12.00-1.30
Worcester Male Voice Choir4.30-5.30

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