Winchfield Festival 7 to 14 August 2021

We are delighted to reveal the musicians who will play at this year’s Winchfield Festival

Eight nights from Saturday 7th August until Saturday 14th August. 

  • Sat 7 Aug: The Festival opens with the electrifying Tango Siempre, UK’s leading Tango Company, who will take us on a breath-taking journey into the heart of Tango Argentino, accompanied by four of the world’s leading tango dancers on stage. Tango Siempre are unique in having three composer/arrangers within the band. Their critically acclaimed music combines authenticity and innovation, in original compositions and in classic works that they have transcribed and arranged from historical recordings of the great Argentinian orchestras and of Astor Piazzolla’s Nuevo Tango ensembles.
  • Sun 8 Aug: Fenella Humphries and Cara Berridge, playing violin and cello, will thrill the audience with pieces from Bartok, Bach, and Ravel.
  • Mon 9 Aug: the Galliard Ensemble, comprising flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn form one of Britain’s leading chamber groups, known for its virtuosic, entertaining and distinctive performance.  Their programme will include Strauss Die Fledermaus Overture, Haydn Divertimento in B flat major, Chorale St Antoni and Mozart Serenade no. 11 in E flat major.
  • Tues 10 Aug: 16-times Best UK Jazz Pianist David Newton and singer Heather Cairncross, with drums and bass will perform some mesmerising jazz with great technical artistry.
  • Wed 11 Aug: Robert Plane, an eloquent and impassioned clarinettist, will join the Solem String Quartet to perform the wonderful Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major as well as the Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet in F sharp minor.  The Solem Quartet has established itself as one of the most innovative and adventurous quartets of its generation, presenting daring feats of virtuosity within thoughtfully curated programmes.
  • Thurs 12 Aug: Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita, will bring an exciting repertoire of music which draws on the deep harp-based musical traditions of both countries.
  • Frid 13 Aug: 12 Voices and 4 Saxophones will come together in an exciting collaboration between Corvus Consort and the Ferio Saxophone Quartet.  Their programme will include a variety of classical and baroque pieces which explore the close interaction between the timbres of voices and saxophones.
  • Sat 14 Aug: Saturday Night’s Alright! Come and join the party to close this festival  with ‘Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band’ – a tribute to Sir Elton John by the three times winner of the National Tribute Awards. Some tribute artists look like their idol, some sound like their idol; Paul Bacon as Sir Elton John does both! Close your eyes and you won’t believe your ears!

Our outdoor venue in the Festival Marquee, in the field adjoining beautiful St Mary’s, allows us to come together while still following safety precautions and any government regulations in force for August.  We are getting ready to experience unforgettable moments with our friends and family again. Tickets go on sale from Saturday 8th May, with earlier bookings for ‘Friends’ of the Festival.

Key dates

1st May
Priority booking for ‘Friends’ of Winchfield Festival

8th May
Public booking opens. We will be selling any remaining socially distanced seats.

17th May
Expected Government announcement that will enable us to open up more seating.

 21st June

It's hoped that all legal limits on social contact will be removed