Tewkesbury Town will be alive with music!

Every pub in Tewkesbury Town will host live music for the whole weekend and it’s all FREE ENTRY.

The programme is packed with music to suit every taste – Rock, Pop, Folk, Blues, Punk and more!

As well as quality live music, there are also FREE activities for families including crafts, music workshops and shows for younger children.

The festival is funded with donations, sponsorship and grant funding. For information about becoming a sponsor, please email events@tewkesburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Band applications for 2024 are NOW OPEN!!!! Click the band application tab below 








Tewkesbury Live 2023


Tewkesbury Live was born in 2022 with a successful application to Gloucestershire County Council’s Build Better Market Town’s fund and the participating pubs/venues paying a percentage of the cost of the bands. It was a roaring success with pubs reporting record sales and the town busy with a festival atmosphere. We received hundreds of positive messages, comments and requests for it to become an annual event.

This year, with the help of the pubs and venues paying a higher percentage, sponsorship and generous donations from the public, we have been able to extend the festival with over double the amount of bands and new venues.

Many thanks to our sponsors below for this year. If you would like further information about sponsoring the festival, please get in touch









The Albion Inn

The Nottingham Arms

The Bell Hotel

Tewkesbury Rugby Club

The Anchor

The Boathouse

The Cross House Tavern

The Black Bear

The Berkeley Arms

Tewkesbury YMCA

The Tudor House Hotel

The New Plough

The Watson Hall

The Town Hall

The Canterbury

The Britannia Inn

The Roses Theatre

Tewkesbury Cricket Club


 Around town all weekend

2023 LINE-UP


Saturday 29th July

The Boatman duo – 3 piece acoustic folk blues

James Hollingsworth – Dynamic Acoustic Original

The Rhythm Slingers – 50’s rock covers Duo

Is the Pope – Rock/pop trio

Tom Hall Music – Acoustic Rock/Pop

The Desperados UK – 3-piece rock/blues

Delinquent Roots – acoustic

Johnny Clash – Rock & roll

Crazy Goat – Traditional folk quartet

Evermore – Rock, blues and rocked up pop cover band

Takin names – Rock

Larkham, Hall and Rose – Spellbinding Americana-folk

Josie Field – Soulful Blues

Blues ‘n Twos’ – Blues

Stef Stephens – Americana/Blues

LILA J – Indiefolk Originals

Sister Bodhi – Blues inspired originals

Vicki Wagstaffe Ukulele Sessions -Book here

[Spunge] – Ska/punk originals

Kid Charlemagne -Psychedelic Bluesy Funk-Rock

This or a Harley – Pop Covers

The Deadshots – 21st Century Rockabilly

The Soul Destroyers – Soul/pop covers

Reggae got soul – Ska/reggae DJ

TaffyWasAThief – Pop, rock, blues soul originals

Dazzy White & Co – Prog Folk Blues with a bit of Peaky Blinder

The Human Juke box – Live requests!

Boperators – boogie woogie blues

Bits and Splits – disco, soul, motown

Maya Hughes & Richard Crane – Folk guitarists

Will Killeen – acoustic blues guiatrist

TH Noah – Rock/indie

Biff, Bang, Pow  – Skiffle Rock n Roll Trio

Ben Vickers  –  acoustic guitar

Joseph Morris  –  pop covers

Kickback    –  Rock/Pop/Covers

Stevie Mac Band – Fleetwood Mac tribute

African Drumming workshop

Silent disco with DJ Shippers – Silent Disco Fun!

David Lloyd – the Music Man show –  Family Fun – 1-5 years

The Persuaders – Jazz, Blues, Swamp


*Please note: We have a “no repeat band” policy meaning that any artists who played the year before cannot play the next year. 

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