Uppermill Summer Music Festival

22 June to 4 July 2024


Thanks to everyone who came along to support this year’s Uppermill Summer Music Festival. Our superb line-up of International artists and Rising Stars delivered top-notch performances for us here in Saddleworth.

The Festival opened with a midday Trumpet Recital by Jamie Prophet, former Principal Trumpet of the BBC Philharmonic, and ended on Thursday 4 July when Australian star guitarist Craig Ogden was in town, with the award-winning accordionist Miloš Milivojević in a unique duo for our Festival Finale.

Also appearing at USMF 2024 this summer were: the Odora Piano Trio, first prize-winners of this year’s Paris International Music Competition; baritone James Atkinson, a current BBC New Generation Artist, and Caroline Taylor, “praised for her glittering soprano” (The Times); the superlative Hallé Brass Quintet, plus rising-star Maltese pianist Bernice Sammut Attard. 

Our next concert this year will be a Saturday lunchtime coffee concert on 28 September by harpist Lucy Nolan. We hope to see you there!

About the Festival

Support us

USMF is extremely grateful to our small number of private Sponsors and donors whose generosity makes our Festival possible.

In these challenging times for the Arts, you might also like to consider making a donation to help us plan a Festival in 2025 with greater confidence? This extra income is essential if we are to continue bringing the very best professional artists to Saddleworth, offering city-centre quality at villages prices.

Click on the Donate box above to learn more about how your contribution will make a difference.

Dovestone reservoir

Getting here

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.

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