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Festival: Bradfield Festival of Music

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June 27 – July 4, 2020

Where is the festival taking place?

Bradfield is a picturesque village 8 miles north-west of Sheffield city centre, and is within the boundary of the Peak District National Park. The Parish Church of St Nicholas, where the concerts take place, is a spectacular medieval, Grade 1 listed building blessed with excellent acoustics – it is featured in a recently published book on the 100 best churches in Britain.

How to get there

Visitors usually park on the roads into and out of the village. There is also an hourly bus service from Hillsborough (15 minutes).

Local accommodation

Some local accommodation is available; this needs to be booked well in advance.

What can tourists visit nearby?

The Peak District has spectacular and varied countryside and includes a variety of historic houses (for example, Chatsworth).

What type of programmes do you have?

The week long programme features a mixture of soloists, trios, chamber ensembles and choirs. Many of these will have a national or international reputation.

What are the venues like?

The venue is a 12th century church with excellent acoustics. It is featured in Simon Jenkin’s book England’s Thousand Best Churches.

Dress code

No dress code is required

Food & Drink

The local inn provides evening meals (booking advisable) as well as interval and post-concert drinks.

Why should someone come to your festival?

This is a well-established festival which features some of the world’s most accomplished musicians in a wonderfully picturesque setting.

For full information, visit the Bradfield Festival website.

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