Cheltenham – another great Festival year for 2017

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Festivals, Festivals and more Festivals – that’s Cheltenham Spa without doubt the provincial capital of Festivals – and 2017 is no exception!


We at QuotroFest operate in the West as well as London and thus always observe the Festival year in this Gloucestershire Regency town with ever admiring interest as each year it seems there’s more Festival ‘carry on’ than ever these days.


Leading the way is the legendary Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, when a good deal of Ireland de-camps for the four day extravaganza at the Prestbury Race course on the edge of the town.


See the video action here

The 2017 dates are March 14th – 17th with the major Gold Cup event on the last day.

Already the Jockey Club operators have the lead Sponsors in place and tickets are available here –

The hot ‘expert’ tip in the QuotroFest office is go for horses next March who have performed well at Cheltenham before – that’s the way it so often is apparently

Jazz next

No sooner has the last horse ridden off into the sunset that the rest of the Cheltenham Festival year kicks in. Your starter from 26th April to 1st May is the Jazz Festival.



News here is there is delighted confirmation now that jazz legend Chick Corea, the jazz/funk collective Snarky Puppy and genre-defying multi-instrumentalist Meshell Ndegeocello are on the 2017 line-up. More follows here with tickets too at


‘Fame lab’

After Jazz its Science which runs from June 6th -11th in association with EDF Energy. Also operating at 14 locations across the country alongside will be the UK Heats to find the National ‘Fame Lab’ winners who will be on show at the Festival. Ticket concessions here

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As Jazz finishes its on to Food – The Cheltenham Food Festival, run by the Garden Events company is staged in the town’s renowned Montpellier area from July 9th – 11th. A key highlight is the Parlour Farm Kitchen Theatre. There is also live music and Street Theatre. To find out more check here –



After Food its Music – well Music is after all the food of love as The Bard puts it! The Music Festival runs from July 1st – 16th Featuring a rare appearance by the great bass-baritone Bryn Terfel; the CBSO with their fantastic new Music Director, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla; I Fagiolini and more


The Cheltenham Festival Year ends in October with the Literature Festival running from October 6th-15th go here for the line-up and information as it becomes available.


The Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals are all supported by a special Education team which devises and delivers an exciting programme of activity for Schools and other groups in Gloucestershire and sometimes also from further afield.


If you fancy all or some of the above line-up you can become a Cheltenham Festivals Member which is they say one of the best ways to enjoy all that the Jazz,Science, Music and Literature Festivals have to offer.


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