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The 46th Guiting Music Festival

22nd July to 31st July 2016

For nearly half a century the Guiting Music Festival has been a highlight of the Cotswolds summer calendar, bringing an exciting variety of highly talented performances of Classical, Jazz and Folk music by artists from around the world. It has built up a strong band of very loyal regular supporters.

The GMF is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, with tremendous support coming from our loyal band of long-standing Sponsors, Donors and Patrons, all of which results in the lowest possible ticket prices for some of today's most outstanding musicians.

   2016 Artist line-up complete!    

Concert dates for 2016 are now agreed and the artists' bios are being updated as soon as they become available. Ticket prices are being set and full details of price and availability will follow as soon as possible.

The 2016 programme has a number of new faces to delight you, with great support from Joanna MacGregor, the GMF's Honorary President performing the opening concert on Friday 22nd July.

2016 will see further enhancements with extended Open-air concerts, improved hospitality and new matinée performances on the two Saturday afternoons.

As introduced last year, you will again be able to buy your tickets on-line and have tickets sent immediately to you by email, or to your tablet or mobile.  For the indoor concerts you will be able to choose your seats (first come, first served!) and we are aiming to introduce additional ticket packages and discounts. Watch this space!

2014 - Jazz Open-Air

2016 Artists

We are very proud of our 2016 line-up and include some example videos of the performers to whet your appetites!

  • Joanna MacGregor (Piano)
  • AKA Trio (Jazz)
  • Djangologie (Jazz)
  • Abi Flynn (Jazz)
  • Sarah Gabriel (Soprano) with Alexandra Vaduva (Piano)
  • Thibault Cauvin (Classical Guitar)
  • Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
  • Liane Carroll (Jazz)
  • Martin Roscoe (Piano)
  • Cotswold Male Voice Choir (Choral)
  • London Bridge Trio (Classical)
  • Urban Folk Quartet (Folk)
  • Calan (Folk)
  • 16 Strings and a Dead Goat (Folk)


We hope you enjoy the videos, you can take a look at the full 2016 programme here.

2016 Concerts: Full Details

2016 GMF - Supporters

We are always extremely grateful to the people and organisations who so kindly donate to the GMF and without their generosity, the Festival would simply not be possible.

We sincerely hope that this year will see the same generosity and support that we have enjoyed in previous years and ask that you support us once more in 2016.

Don't forget that ALL GMF Supporters receive additional benefits includibg access to the Priority Ticket Scheme.


How to be a 2016 GMF Supporter


2016 Supporters:









Serth & Gates Charitable Trust






What To Expect

when you come to the Cotswolds' most intimate music festival

We hope you enjoyed the 2015 Festival and look forward to you to joining us at Guiting Power in 2016.

Folk Concerts
folk music

Three new Folk bands, our closing Open-air Folk concert gets extended with three bands to give our folk music fans an even bigger treat!


Jazz Concerts
jazz music

Jazz features strongly in 2016 with the return of the outstandingly popular Abi Flynn and her Jazz Allstars, and three exciting newcomers to the GMF, with concerts spread over three days. Wow!

Classical Concerts
jazz music

Top class artists at the best prices  - and the 2016 classical concerts will be no exception. From Joanna MacGregor's opening concert to our new Saturday matinée concerts, you  will not be left disappointed!

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Cotswolds AONB

Guiting Power is set in the heart of the Cotswolds, a designated
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The music is great so why not have a great setting, too?

Top Quality Artists
Award Winners

"The best music at the best price" is our declared aim and our team of unpaid volunteers ensure that you get just that. We are a registered charity and ALL money received is ploughed straight back into the Festival.

Relaxed and Informal

We want you to enjoy yourselves whilst you're with us and so there are no demanding dress codes or unnecessary formalities. Just come along and enjoy the music!