The riverside town of Upton upon Severn prides itself on the great selection of Festivals it produces. Over 30 years Upton upon Severn has established a reputation for attracting visitors to its wide variety of music festivals; with Blues, Jazz, Folk, Rock and Chill music all on offer. These festivals are well supported by the town centre with its venues, traditional pubs, cafes and selection of quirky independent shops.
All this comes together to make Upton an atmospheric and exciting place to live and visit during the festival season – whatever your music taste.
Upton Folk Festival – 29 April – 2 May 2022
Upton Folk Festival is a music festival that takes place at multiple locations in Upton-upon-Severn.
The festival will have over 50 Morris and other dance sides plus 5 Ceilidhs, concerts, workshops, craft fair, music and song sessions, street theatre, a grand procession, stalls, juggling, and other activities on the riverbank.
There’s a whole host of free, fun and family-friendly entertainment for everyone.
Minge Lane Festival – 28-29 May 2022
Upton has been voted as the as the town with the rudest street name (and one of the most musical in the world.) The Minge Lane Fest will showcase some of the UKs most talented up and coming artists who will be performing in the picturesque town in pubs and beer gardens. The free festival will include bands and musicians of all genres so will be something for all. The whole town will dress up in fancy dress for this event like they did last year so all visitors are expected to come in costume.
Mello Festival – 2-5 June 2022
This cool family festival boasts four stages filled with the finest contemporary musicians. With an eclectic mix of genres including Funk, Acid Jazz and Disco there is something for everyone including lots of entertainment for little ones.
Upton Jazz Festival – 25-26 June 2022
Upton Jazz is being held on the 25 and 26 June 2022, and again will offer ‘Jazz for Upton’ with free access to jazz music alongside a ticketed concert programme with some of the UK’s best jazz musicians.
Upton Blues Festival – 15-17 July 2022
Upton Blues Festival has grown from a small event in 2002 in just a couple of pubs with only 19 gigs into a festival that fills the town with many thousands of music fans, two main stages, an acoustic stage and thirteen pub venues creating over 160 free performances in 2019 over three days!
Sunshine Festival – 26-29 August 2022
Popular Weekend Music Festival over 5 stages with camping and glamping available.