Uppermill Summer Music Festival is taking a break in 2023 but continues to present its hugely-popular Coffee Concerts Series in the Methodist Church on selected Saturday lunchtimes during the year.
Click on the photos below to see what is happening in the coming months. Our next concert is on Saturday 25 March at 12.15pm with concert violinist Sophie Rosa presenting her latest instalment of the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas.
Thank you to everyone who supported our Festivals in 2022, and to all our outstanding performing artists which included trombonist Peter Moore, the Pixels Ensemble, mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge, Kosmos and the Easy Rollers.
We are working hard to bring you a full festival again in 2024 and hope to see you soon.
How to Book
Online booking is currently not available. For admission to our Coffee Concerts Series in 2023 simply turn up and pay £5 on the door.
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About the Festival
USMF is extremely grateful to all our private Sponsors and donors whose generosity has made our Festival possible.
In these challenging times for the Arts, maybe you could also consider making a donation to help us plan ahead with confidence? Any extra income generated will help ensure we can continue in our aim to bring the very best professional artists to Saddleworth.
You can get in touch by using the contact form above or by writing c/o Uppermill Methodist Church, High Street, Uppermill OL3 6AX,
The picturesque village of Uppermill lies in the heart of Saddleworth, 11 miles northeast of Manchester and 4.5 miles east of Oldham and is accessible from the M62 or M60. If arriving by car, these post codes may be useful:
Uppermill Methodist Church OL3 6AX
St Chad’s Church, Uppermill OL3 6LW
Christ Church, Friezland OL3 7LQ
For the Methodist Church, parking is available at Saddleworth Leisure Centre, OL3 6HQ, about 500m walk from the church, if you can’t find space nearer the High Street.
If travelling by train, Uppermill Methodist Church is only a 10-15 minute walk from Greenfield Train Station, on the Manchester Piccadilly to Huddersfield line.
Where to stay?
Whether you need a room for one night or for the duration of the Festival, there are a number of attractive places to stay in Saddleworth, all within a short drive of our concert venues. During your stay you might also like to head off into the stunning surrounding countryside, explore the picturesque village of Uppermill, take a stroll by the canal, or visit Dovestone’s Reservoir, the well-loved local beauty spot on the edge of the Peak District National Park.
Hotels, Pubs and B&Bs
Boothstead Farm, B&B, Denshaw – 01457 878622
Grains Bar Farm Hotel, B&B, Delph – 0161 624 0303
Higher Quick Farm, B&B, Lydgate – 01457 872424
The Old Bell Inn Hotel, Pub & Restaurant, Delph – 01457 870130
La Pergola, hotel & restaurant, Denshaw – 01457 871040
The Saddleworth Hotel – 01457 871888
The Shippon, B&B, Delph – 01457 872357
The Waggon, pub & restaurant, Uppermill – 01457 872376
The White Hart, restaurant with rooms, Lydgate – 01457 872566
Dovestone Caravan Park – 01457 820451
Moorland Caravan Park, Denshaw – 01457 874348
Well-I-Hole Farm, Friezland – 01457 834316
Where to eat?
Before coming along to our concerts, why not treat yourselves to a meal at one of our excellent nearby restaurants?
Please mention the Festival when pre-booking.
The Waggon Inn: a traditional pub offering tasty, excellent home-cooked meals, 34, High Street.
A short drive out of Uppermill:
The Three Crowns, Scouthead: where a warm welcome awaits.
The Old Bell Inn, Delph: offering its AA Rosette Awarded Signature Menu. Stunning 18th Century coach-house. Highly recommended.
The Kingfisher, Greenfield: for delicious pub food in a friendly environment. Chew Valley Road, nearer to Christ Church, Friezland.
The White Hart, Lydgate: listed in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015 as a “top 50” pub.