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Enjoy a weekend of free music in Cheltenham

The Free Music Weekend at Cheltenham Music Festival is back!

Pop down to Imperial Gardens (GL50 1QA) with a picnic blanket and your family and friends to enjoy some tunes and soak in the atmosphere we have all missed during the pandemic.

The Free Music Weekend starts this evening (Friday, July 9) from 5.15pm - 10pm and continues on Saturday from 11am - 10pm and Sunday from 10.30am - 8.30pm.

Imperial Gardens is ideally situated in the heart of Cheltenham with a vast choice of cafes, bars and restaurants nearby to treat yourself to some delicious food and drinks. The Garden Bar is also onsite offering great special offers over the weekend including a pizza and jug of Pimm's for just £25.

The free stage schedule starts this evening from 5.15pm - 6pm with the Jaywalkers, followed by 7pm-7.45pm Quiet Man; 8pm-8.45pm UnSwung Heroes and finally 9.05 - 9.55pm LATIMO.

Saturday starts at 11am with GMizz and ends with headlining act Elles Bailey 9pm - 9.50pm.

Sunday 11 July kicks off at 10.30am with Lilliputs and comes to a dramatic finale with The Showhawk Due 7.45pm - 8.30pm.

The fabulous Roaming Bands, sponsored by Cheltenham BID, are also returning over the Free Music Weekend to ensure shoppers can shop in town whilst feeling part of the Free Music Weekend festivities!

Please note these free pop-up performances are taking place in a surprise location in Cheltenham Town Centre.

Line up for the roaming bands

Friday 9 July 4pm - 5.30pm - UnSwung Heroes, a horn-driven New Orleans-style band. Expect to hear sousaphone, trumpets, trombones and clarinet combine to create infectious dance rhythms and lots of noise!

Saturday 10 July 2pm - 4pm - 3D Brass. Expect screaming trumpets, shredding saxophone improvisation and pumping drum and bass by the Cardiff-based riot-jazz brass band - 3D Brass. They will be performing a varied mix of music including pop, jazz, Motown and dance music. There promises to be a little something for everyone!

Sunday 11 July 2pm - 4pm - Year of the Dog. Recent graduates of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Packed with brass-blasting punch, professional suave, and high energy, the Dogs are selling out gigs and rising fast, even popping up on Netflix's Sex Education so don't miss your chance to see them in Cheltenham Town Centre.

To see the full line-up visit - Cheltenham Music Festival - Free weekend 

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