A new festival set to take over Marlborough has announced its lineup of singers, actors, comedians and famous chefs.

Marlborough Festival will launch for the first time on Friday, July 12 and run events across the weekend until Sunday, July 14.

The three-day festival has something for the whole family including live bands, theatre productions, comedy gigs and award-winning food.

Organisers say they hope that this exciting new event will put the picturesque Wiltshire town centre stage and showcase the very best that Wiltshire and the South West has to offer.

Tickets cost £77.20 per person for the entire weekend, or £220.20 for a family of four, but you can also find prices for individual events on the Marlborough Festival website.

But with events taking place at various locations across the time, it's important to check ahead to see which events you want to attend.

Marlborough is preparing to be overtaken by talent this July.Marlborough is preparing to be overtaken by talent this July. (Image: Tom Ellis)

Marlborough Festival 2024: Acts, times and locations

Live music

The first-ever Marlborough Festival will be headlined by former frontman of The Fun Lovin' Criminal.

Having sold over 10 million records, Huey is back with his brand new band - Huey Morgan The Fun Lovin' Criminal - performing on Sunday at Marlborough College's Memorial Hall. The exact time is yet to be confirmed.

Other music acts playing at this year's festival include Bristol poet and songwriter Freddie Lewis, singer Susie Mills, and R&B artist Rachel Jane who will all play the Castle and Ball stage on Saturday from 6-9pm.

DJ Si Barry will take to the stage from 9pm-midnight on Saturday, and Robin12Tree will be on from 1-4pm on Sunday.

Gavin Osbourne will also perform at the Priory Gardens stage at 5pm on Saturday, and jazz lovers can catch Red Stripe on the Memorial Hall stage at 3pm on Sunday


Marlborough is keen to show off its thriving arts scene with 'Shakespeare in the Park' help at The Priory Gardens at 2.30pm on Saturday.

Performed by an all-male cast from The Festival Players (who Dame Judi Dench is a patron of), the event will be a thrilling production of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Children and puppeteers can also catch the Pelham Puppets exhibition and talk at The Merchant's House, although exact timings are yet to be confirmed.


You can join all the laughter on Friday at 6pm in Marlborough Town Hall.

The event will be hosted by Graeme Coulam, and will feature comedians Mike Cappozola, Samantha Day and Mike Maier who are guaranteed to get you laughing in your seats.

Food and drink

MasterChef winner Thomas Frake and Michelin star chef Josh Eggleton will both be hosting separate cooking masterclasses with a two-course lunch with sparkling wine and live music at La Bobina in Marlborough's High Street.


History lovers can join the Historical Marlborough guided walk on Saturday, with groups meeting at 5pm outside the Castle and Ball Hotel.

A second walk titled Hidden Marlborough will leave at 10am on Sunday from the same location.