Robert Plant, Dionne Warwick For Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2024
One of Europe’s biggest jazz festivals with over 55,000 music fans in attendance across the week, 2024’s event will take place from Wednesday 1 May to Monday 6 May, incorporating a carefully curated mix of international jazz icons, up-and-coming new artists, unique one-off performances, world premieres, masterclasses, family-friendly shows, industry talks, free events and lots more.
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Tickets for the newly announced acts go on general sale on Wednesday March 6. All tickets available from cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz
In a major tribute to British blues, a luminary of the scene, Robert Plant, will also perform a set with Saving Grace feat. Suzi Dian that mixes his latest music with old favourites. Plant will be joined by the legendary 100 million-selling US vocalist Dionne Warwick, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jack Savoretti, UB4#0, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Morcheeba, Courtney Pine, Clare Teal, Huey Morgan, Snarky Puppy, Brand New Heavies Orchestra, Brad Mehldau Trio, Jordan Rakei, Bettye Lavette, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Theo Croker, Lakecia Benjamin, Nubiyan Twist, Norma Winstone, Fatoumata Diawara, Zara McFarlane and more.
Festival Director Ian George said in a statement: “We’ve worked incredibly hard for this year’s programme to reflect the full breadth of the jazz spectrum. We have jazz legends and crossover stars nestled between an incredible array of up-and-coming talent and it could well be our broadest line-up to date.”
Cheltenham Jazz Festival takes place in a tented Festival village in the town centre’s Montpellier Gardens, which features the Big Top stage, Jazz Arena, Free Stage, a programme of family activities and events and street food traders. The Festival also stretches beyond the central public gardens and across the town, bringing jazz to venues throughout the day and late into the night including Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre, Hotel du Vin and the vibrant, fun, and – in an exciting new partnership for the Festival – in the unique urban woodland atmosphere of Cotswolds favourite, Dunkertons Tap Room.