The very first Upton Jazz Fringe performance space was in 2017…a gazebo, on a sloping patch of grass, outside the Tourist Information Centre. On the Sunday it blew a gale. Despite that it was a resounding success and we are doing it ‘properly’ this year at the Swan Hotel with a stage which is usually put up for the Blues Festival, covered, and in a premier waterside position. In short, we have been promoted…!!
The Fringe runs alongside the main festival, open to the public. An opportunity for anyone to just come along and play – buskers, young talented folk, local musicians, and maybe a jam session too. We also presented a few experienced performers, people just trying to break through, and we build the programme around them. The first 7 bands/performers have been booked and the 2018 Fringe will run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Those who play get festival tickets and we offer discounted tickets for friends and supporters who want to visit the festival venues and make a day of it. Email [email protected]