GLOW Festival details announced

As we recover from the pandemic, as with so many festivals who had to cancel last year, our aim this year is to resume musical events in some form.

Beyond that, we want to look to the future and see the world and the musical world within it, thrive and glow. Our outlook is one of positivity and light.

We are delighted to be bringing you a wide variety of events over a short, two-day festival.

Opening events are held at St Mary de Crypt Church, with a short service sung by Gaudeamus followed by a guitar recital from the brilliant Keith Hyett on the Friday.

Former Festival performers Reverend Blue return to Gloucester at the Station Hotel, and will be followed by local vocalist Georgia-May Matthews.

GLOW performances will be held in the Folk of Gloucester for the first time, with City of Gloucester Community Choir in the morning of Saturday 2nd, followed by new ensemble Suoni Chiari (‘clear sounds’) exploring the oratorio arias and duets of George Frideric Handel.

The Festival comes to a close with baritone Robert-John Edwards returning to give us ‘A Ploughman’s Tale’, the story of the war poets in song.

Please join us at any or all of the events, which are all free. Drinks will be served after the closing concert, and refreshments will be available at the various venues at the other events.

The three venues can support fairly large audiences but it would be useful for planning if you could email listing what you plan to attend. Events at St Mary de Crypt should be pre-booked if possible, using

We reserve the right to alter, postpone or cancel any event.
Further information will be posted on

We are grateful to Ecclesiastical Insurance, Cityfibre, and The Ivor Gurney Society for their generous support. We also thank our individual sponsors who collectively form the Friends of Creative Field.

GLOW Festival 2021 is in memory of Edward Tomlinson. IQVE.

Vicki and Sebastian Field – GLOW Festival