How it all started...
"Bringing Big Names to a Small Town..."
Music at Stow in its current format, was established in 2014 when a group of music-loving locals got together with the aim of ‘bringing big names to a small town’. The setting, in the picturesque Cotswolds landscape of the Gloucestershire countryside, lends a perfect backdrop to a festival which brings world-class artists right into the heart of the local community.
Since the festival began, we have been proud to welcome such artists as Georgie Fame, Geno Washington, Toyah, The Searchers, Andy Fairweather Low, Jacqui Dankworth, Stacey Kent, Colin Blunstone, Fairport Convention, Brubecks Play Brubeck, Catrin Finch, the Jacobson-Brown Piano Duo, The Animals, Raphael Wallfisch, Craig Ogden and The Tedesca Quartet, all performing in the wonderful acoustic of the 12th century
St Edward’s Church, just off Stow-on-the-Wold's historic town square, with echoes of the dramatic English English Civil war.
A Popular Centre for the Arts
Stow-on- the-Wold has indeed become a popular venue for artistic events of every kind, and along with our wonderful range of art galleries, and one of the best places for books in the area at the Borzoi Bookshop, we hope you will keep finding reasons to come back to our lovely town, as well as for our concerts!