FESTIVAL NEWS: Buy your ticket to the 30th Marsden Jazz Festival and help secure its future

Emma Rawicz

One of the longest-running jazz festivals in the UK needs your support to bring word class live music to rural Yorkshire and ensure its survival.

Marsden Jazz Festival returns for its 30th year on 6th-9th October 2022 with an electrifying lineup of award-winning, international acts, including Gary Crosby, Emma Rawicz, Arun Ghosh, Ruby Wood and Robert Mitchell.

This year, Marsden Jazz Festival is self-funded through ticket sales for the first time in its 30-year history, following an unexpected change in how the festival is funded. Without subsidy, the support of local residents, fans of the festival and travelling jazz-enthusiasts is more important than ever.

To ensure Marsden Jazz Festival 2022’s success and safeguard the celebrated festival’s future into its fourth decade, festival organisers are urging audiences to buy a Full Festival or a Day Pass to show their love and support and experience some incredible live music.

Barney Stevenson, the artistic director says: “You can make a big difference in the future of Marsden Jazz Festival in 2023 and beyond by investing in tickets this year. We are confident that you will enjoy our superb programme of nine gigs in St Bartholomew’s Church. Our tickets are incredible value — advance purchase Full Weekend Passes cost just £9.44 per gig, under 30s go half-price, and if you’re under 17, you pay just £1 per day – and your purchase will have an impact that lasts beyond this festival.”

The heart of Marsden Jazz Festival is the spacious and acoustically stunning St Bartholomew’s Church, which is being transformed into a world-class venue with a specially built stage and bar facilities. Alongside St Bartholomew’s, there’ll also be the global culinary adventure that is Street Food Alley, and the Market in the Park, a short walk away, and will tempt audiences with food and gifts in between the stellar music.

Over half the available Festival Passes have already been snapped up by eager music fans who want to invest in the future of Marsden Jazz Festival. With less than 2 weeks until the music starts, people who want to see Marsden continue to be a global centre for live jazz are advised not to leave it to the last minute.

Buy tickets and browse the festival programme at www.marsdenjazzfestival.com

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