This is the page where you will find details of new musicians, as and when they have been booked for the 2020 Winchfield Festival – our 30th Anniversary Year! So keep coming back to check on our news.

Why not click on Previous Festivals to see and hear the musicians who played and electrified the Festival in 2018 and those who performed in earlier years.

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, four nights of classical chamber music in St Mary’s Church and four nights in the Festival Marquee, situated beside the Church, feature a range of live concerts including jazz, rock, motown, classical and opera.

We celebrate the informality of our rural setting and the appreciative audience enjoys freshly prepared food, the Festival Bar and of course amazing music performed by world-class musicians. On the practical side there is ample parking, disabled access, toilet facilities and volunteers to help festival-goers in any way.

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WHAT DID PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE 2018 FESTIVAL?

Here’s what some of our festival-goers said:

‘It is as though a miniature version of Glyndebourne has been set in our midst. The peace and quiet on a warm light summer evening, with music of great quality, in such a pastoral and idyllic setting is nothing short of sheer magic.’ R Dexter, Fleet

‘I’ve been coming to the Festival for years now and this year I came every night. What I really love is the variety of music. I come with an open mind, not quite knowing what to expect, and I’m always delighted with the performances. We’re so fortunate to have such a wonderful event on our doorstep.’ Jack Curtis, Hartley Wintney.

And this from Susan who travelled the farthest - from Virginia, USA:

I am originally from Nashville, Tennessee, “Music City, USA”, so of course I grew up with a great love for music. My uncle was the Music Director for WSM radio, the giant which broadcast The Grand Ole Opry worldwide. I am visiting from my home in Virginia. I try to get to the Festival when I can. Everything about it - the beautiful country setting, tables of friends picnicking and laughing, its very Englishness - is charming. I appreciate the fact that a great effort is made to satisfy the tastes of lovers of different musical genres. I attended the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta; the lead singers were hilarious! Thanks for this lovely opportunity.’ Susan Hunter Lowe

What our musicians said in 2018:

‘THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! @WinchfieldFest1 is a fairlytale-like, truly beautiful festival.’ Noriko Ogawa, renowned international pianist who played in 2018.

"An idyllic setting for a summer music festival, with a wonderfully friendly atmophere. By the end of the evening the Festival Marquee was filled with dancing and laughter" Ruth Hopkins, Director: K'antu Ensemble.

‘We had the most magical evening, opening the 2018 Winchfield Festival. The whole event was organised wonderfully and we were extremely well looked after in every respect. The audience was wonderful and in response to them I think our band played the best we have ever done yet!’ The Spitfire Sisters.