A new music festival aims to fill the gap left by the closure of the Jazz Festival. Marlborough Rising intends to appeal to a broader range of music fans, with their key target market in their 30s and 40s. With over twenty acts, there is something for everyone whatever their age. Headlining are pop group Scouting for Girls, indie folk Turin Brakes and singer and wit Joe Stilgoe. Support acts include Tina May, Ben Cipolla and Ray Harris, as well as an exclusive performance form West End Time Machine a group of experienced musical theatre actors with songs from the most successful shows.
Jazz and Blues are well represented with performances by Barrel House Blues, Wiltshire Blues Sessions and Emma Jonson.
In addition to the seasoned artists, Saturday afternoon provides an opportunity for new talent to entertain the crowd with a number of singers and groups all aged 20 or under performing on the main stage. Entry for this session is free.
Priory Gardens hosts the main stage, with supporting stages at the Castle and Ball, St Mary’s and St Peter’s. Tickets can be bought for shows individually and in combination – full details can be found at the comprehensive website marlboroughrising.com.