Uppermill Summer Music Festival

22 June to 4 July 2024

Uppermill Summer Music Festival returns this June with a superb line-up of International artists and Rising Stars ready to deliver a thrilling couple of weeks of top-notch music-making here in Saddleworth.

The Festival opens on Saturday 22 June at the Methodist Church with a midday Trumpet Recital by Jamie Prophet, former Principal Trumpet of the BBC Philharmonic, and will run until Thursday 4 July when Australian star guitarist Craig Ogden will be in town, teaming up with the award-winning accordionist Miloš Milivojević in a unique duo for our Festival Finale.

Also appearing at USMF 2024 will be: 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. 

Booking is now OPEN!

How to Book

ONLINE BOOKING for our Summer Festival opens on Friday 3 May. Book your tickets here to beat the box office queues. Tickets can also be bought in person at Uppermill Post Office from Wednesday 8 May.

Please note we no longer post paper tickets out to you. Instead you can either print out your ticket receipt at home or simply show it on your device at the door.

No ticket is required for admission to our April Coffee Concert, just turn up and pay £5 on the door, after joining us for coffee and cake from 11am.

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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.

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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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