Lichfield Festival 2019
Lichfield Festival is celebrating 38 years, from the 5-13 July 2019! Multi-arts events for all ages, all tastes and all budgets will be taking place around our beautiful city and further afield so come and join us!
Cathedral highlights include KT Tunstall, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, a bespoke Festival concert celebrating Ivor Novello hosted by Russell Grant, choral music from Voces 8 and Kathryn Tickell’s new folk supergroup The Darkening. There’s also an invitation for all to ‘Come and Sing’ one of the greatest and most popular of all choral works, Handel’s Messiah. Black Voices return, this time championing Nina Simone, and MOBO award-nominee Cleveland Watkiss presents a special Nat King Cole evening celebrating the jazz legend’s centenary year.
Elsewhere, there are return visits from theatre company The Malachites and Ballet Cymru, and first encounters with the thrilling West African drummers and musicians Kakatsitsi and musical explorers Kabantu. BBC Young Musician 2018 Lauren Zhang (piano) is just one of the fabulous talents in the Young Artists series and comedy includes stand-up from Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Olga Koch.
The Festival Market takes its traditional place on the opening Saturday, followed this year by a Space Parade of giant puppet structures through the city’s streets.
Events will be taking place across and beyond the city including some new venues this year, notably Lichfield’s newly-renovated St Mary’s Church and in Abbots Bromley School.
- From FREE upwards