We are returning in 2018!
Check out What’s on for news of the lineup for this year.
Having digested the feedback from Writtle Jazz and Blues Festival 2017, we have considered all the comments and hopefully we are implementing many of the suggestions at this year’s event!
We have permission from the Parish Council to run over three days, which is fantastic and very exciting.
Writtle Jazz Festival will return on Sunday 29th July 2018. You will notice that we have changed the name of the event slightly. As per feedback we did feel that even though “Blues” was present at last year’s festival, perhaps not enough to satisfy the enthusiasts. Having said that, there will be a variety of music styles at this year’s event as Jazz covers a wide range.
We are very happy once again to have Beresfords Estate Agents, with an office in Writtle, as our sponsor!
Prior to the Festival, we will be hosting two nights of Jazz in the marquee on the green. We are planning to create a much improved environment in one larger marquee this year. There will be two bars inside the marquee and the auditorium will be seated! More details of these evenings will be announced soon.
In response to feedback on ticketing and pricing, we are also selling tickets locally in The Rose and Crown, The Wheatsheaf , Robyn’s Nest ( Cafe on the green under new management) and Barnet Fayre. Tickets will also be available online from the Civic Theatre as last year.
As far as pricing is concerned, we are releasing a limited number of tickets from March 1st at £7.50 for each day. The price will increase each month by £2.50 to a maximum of £15.00 from June, which will be the full price for each day, prior to the event, when the price will be £17.50 on each day.
We very much hope that you will take advantage of these Early Bird offers! We are planning to add an International flavour to the Festival this year, especially on the Friday and Saturday nights and hope to be able to secure well known Jazz musicians for both. Early ticket revenue will certainly help with this as well as giving our local refreshment providers a better indication of what they need to prepare. Hopefully this will help to address the shortfall in provision in the last two years.
I will be publishing more information about this year’s events, including potential lineup as soon as it is available.
In the meantime please do consider getting your tickets early from March 1st!
Andy and Zak