Following the success of our 2021 summer festival, USMF is proud to announce details of our new Autumn event. Book your tickets from 1st October and join us for more exceptional music-making in Saddleworth!
How to Book
Tickets for all concerts must be purchased in advance by downloading this postal booking form.
We regret that we are unable to sell tickets online for this festival. Please do not attempt to purchase tickets through the website as the system remains de-activated.
We would like to reassure visitors that all concerts will be managed carefully and in line with any current Government safety guidelines at the time.
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About the Festival
Support our festival
USMF is extremely grateful to all those who have supported our Summer Festivals since 2016. In these uncertain times for the Arts during Covid-recovery, perhaps you might kindly consider including a small donation when booking, in appreciation of our efforts this year. The extra income this will generate in these challenging times will be hugely appreciated and help ensure our continuation into 2022.
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 easily accessible from the M62 or M60. If arriving by car, you may find the post codes given below useful. Limited parking can be found next to the museum or at Saddleworth Leisure Centre (OL3 6HQ) about 500m from Uppermill Methodist Church.
If travelling by train, Uppermill Methodist Church, our main venue, is only a 10-15 minute walk from Greenfield Train Station, on the Manchester Piccadilly to Huddersfield line.
Venue postcodes: Uppermill Methodist Church OL3 6AX;
St Chad’s Church Uppermill OL3 6LW
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.
Dinnerstone: Anglo-Italian restaurant ideally set in the heart of Uppermill, opposite the Methodist Church, 99 – 101 High Street.
Rioja Tapas: the finest Tapas in Uppermill, 58 High Street.
The Shalimar: for the authentic Royal Indian Dining experience, delivered by award winning chefs, 103-107, High Street.
The Waggon Inn: a traditional pub offering tasty, excellent home-cooked meals, 34, High Street.
A 5 minute drive out of Uppermill, but please allow time for pre-concert parking:
The Three Crowns, Scouthead: where a warm welcome awaits, highly recommended.
The Old Bell Inn, Delph: offering its AA Rosette Awarded Signature Menu. Stunning 18th Century coach-house.
The Kingfisher, Greenfield: for delicious pub food in a warm, friendly environment. Chew Valley Road, nearer to Friezland.
The White Hart, Lydgate: listed in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015 as a “top 50” pub.