We are thrilled to announce details of this year’s Summer Festival and be able to bring live music to Saddleworth again!
For one exciting week in July, we will welcome back some of the fantastic musicians who have helped make previous Festivals such a success; and also introduce 10 more exceptional artistes for you to enjoy. We know they will all be guaranteed the usual warm Uppermill welcome.
Please see below for booking information and kindly note that all tickets need to be bought in advance this year.
Booking opens on Wednesday 23 June.
Finally, USMF would like to reassure all visitors that we will be doing everything we can to keep everyone safe and feeling comfortable. More details will be given below when booking opens, in response to changing Government advice nearer the time.
We look forward to you joining us!
Full festival ticket£60
Kathryn Rudge (mezzo)£8
Sat 10 July, 13:00
Voice Masterclass with Kathryn Rudge£5
Sun 11 July, 14:30
Jazz at St. Chads£10
Sun 11 July, 20:00
Jamal Aliyev (cello)£10
Tues 13 July, 20:00
Festival Friends’ Fundraising Concert£6
Wed 14 July, 13:00
Clouds Harp Quartet£10
Thurs 15 July, 20:00
Festival Finale: Pixels Ensemble£12
Fri 16 July, 20:00
How to Book
Tickets will be available to buy from Wednesday 23 June either through the website or by sending a cheque in the post (details to follow).
Please do not attempt to purchase tickets online before this date – the system is de-activated at present.
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Support our festival
USMF has decided to price our tickets the same as for the 2019 Festival, despite obvious concerns about budgets this summer.
Perhaps, when booking you might consider including a small donation in appreciation of our efforts this year. The simplest way to do this would be to purchase the full festival ticket, even if you can’t join us at all of the events. The extra income this will generate in these challenging times for the Arts will be hugely appreciated and help ensure our continuation into 2022.
USMF would like to reassure all visitors that we will be doing everything we can to keep everyone safe and feeling comfortable this year. More details will be given here when booking opens, in response to planned Government advice in June.
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.
Hei Hei Chinese eatery: for imaginative, modern cooking in a relaxed, informal dining space, 26, 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.