16 June to 9 July 2023
With its origins in Gustav Holst’s 1916 Whitsun Festival, Thaxted Festival continues to offer a unique musical experience. It attracts the very best of British and international musicians, in genres ranging from orchestral, chamber and vocal music to jazz, folk, big-band and popular standards, from early music to contemporary compositions. Audiences and performers alike enjoy the superb acoustics and uplifting architecture of Thaxted’s spacious Parish Church and appreciate the relaxed, informal atmosphere of our events. Events for younger audiences, and educational projects with local schools, also form an important part of the Festival’s activity.