Uppermill Summer Music Festival

July 2022

Thank you to everyone who supported our Summer and Autumn Festivals this year.

And thanks to all our outstanding performers, who included trombonist Peter Moore, the Pixels Ensemble, Kosmos, mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge and the Easy Rollers.

We are now taking a well-earned break but hope to announce any future plans here in March 2023.


How to Book

We currently have no future events planned but hope to announce further details here in March 2023, should sufficient funding have been secured. 


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About the Festival

Support us

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,

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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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.

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