Upton Jazz Festival 2021

25th - 27th June 2021

Cancellation of Upton Jazz Festival June 2021

Disappointing news….but not surprising in the circumstances. After much debate and consultation, we have concluded that attracting large numbers of people into Upton in June is just not appropriate for the town or our guests. The other great Upton annual festivals, the Folk Festival and the Blues Festival, have made similar decisions.

We thank our friends, our stewards, our venue owners, our performers, our helpers of every kind, for their messages of support and encouragement; and we hope that all of you remain safe and well.

Jazz this year? We are considering whether a smaller scale event, maybe a concert or two, and our Jazz Fringe, could take place in late Summer or Autumn, but decisions on that will have to wait until we can see a clear, safe way forward. As always we welcome any views and suggestions.

Future of the Jazz? We had a great programme lined up for last year and this. We now look forward to June 2022. As with many charities the future depends mainly on volunteers and enthusiasts. Our door remains open to someone who has the ambition to lead the Jazz Festival forward for the next 3 to 5 years.

Ticket sales. Thanks again to the many jazzers who bought tickets last year and those who left the money with us. Please get in touch for a refund, or, should you wish to donate this to the charity which would be valued and welcome.