Everything You Need to Know about Upton Jazz Festival

Get into the swing of things this summer at the Upton Jazz Festival, just a stone’s throw from our Worcester hotel.

The International Jazz Festival is sending its sweet sounds to Upton Upon Severn for the 32nd year. The festival offers a blend of jazz styles throughout the ages, attracting all audiences with a dash of mainstream and swing with traditional jazz and Dixieland base-notes. The festival brings an incredible lineup, which the delighted staff at our Worcester hotel deem unmissable. So we thought we would give you the lowdown on this year’s tonal treat that’s taking place just a quick boogie on down from currently one of the most exciting hotels Worcester has to offer.


Booked so far are:- Alan Barnes, ArtDeco, Baby Jools Jazzaholics, Bent Persson, Brownfield Byrne Hot Six, Dart Valley Stompers, Graham Hughes Quartet, Hootie and the Gang, Hotsy Totsy, Jive Aces, Jonathan Vinten Trio, John Hallam with The Remi Harris Trio, Keith Nichols Hot Six, Keith Nichols Orchestra “Chicago – That Toddlin’ Town”, Kiera Battersby Trio, La Vie en Rose, Louis Louis Louis, Moscow Drug Club, Mumbo Jumbo, Revivalists Jazz Band, Savannah Jazz Band, Scarlette’s Serenaders with Sarah Spencer, Strumpit, SwingZing, Swing Commanders, T J Johnson, The Dime Notes, The Sopranos, The Temperance Seven, Thomas Winteler, Upton Festival Band, Washboard Resonators, Water Gypsies.


Tickets are priced at £80 for a full weekend, weekend camping is an additional £35. Day tickets are priced at £30 for Friday, £40 for Saturday, and £35 for Sunday. Children under 14 have free entry if with an adult ticket holder.

Purchase tickets online.

Camping and Caravans

The festival has its own camping and caravan site. It offers easy access to the festival, fun vibes and great security. The site is only open to ticket holders and will be supervised at all times. The site opens at 2pm on Thursday until 12noon on the Monday.

Camping is priced at £35 per person. Facilities include hot showers and washbasins, water, toilets and refuse points.

River mooring

There is FREE mooring on the town pontoon and riverside moorings for those running on down the river to enjoy an even more scenic stay.


If you need somewhere to rest your weary head after a long day spent dancing around the festival, choose the Bank House, one of the finest hotels Worcester has to offer, for a comfortable night’s rest, relaxing massage and hearty meal to come home to.

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