Cowbridge Music Festival announces2023 lineup

15 – 24 September 2023
Booking opens from 14 July. Visit
Cowbridge Music Festival has announced the programme for its 2023 festival, which offers a diverse range of classical, jazz, folk and global music for the local community and beyond.
Now in its thirteenth year, the festival welcomes some of the finest international musicians to the beautiful South Wales market town, and offers a platform for both established and emerging Welsh musicians. The festival aims to make great music accessible, enjoyable, and uplifting for all and is regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Highlights this year include:

  • Acclaimed baritone Roderick Williams, fresh from his stunning performance at the Coronation of HRH King Charles III (15 September)
  • Dvi Doli, Ukrainian Bandura players enchant audiences with their unique musical style (16 September)
  • Leading Welsh artist Llŷr Williams, in recital with Rosaline Ventris (17 September)
  • Daniel Martinez, presenting vibrant and authentic flamenco (18 September)
  • A celebration of young Welsh talent, featuring rising star pianist Tomos Boyles (22 September)
  • Captivating late-night jazz Dionne Bennett (23 September)
  • Khamira, an Indo-Welsh world music band blending cultural influences (19 September)
  • The Choir of St Paul’s Knightsbridge conducted by Joseph Fort, performing an all-Bach programme (23 September)
  • A festival finale featuring the Power of Gower Big Band (24 September)

Concerts take place at venues throughout the town, including Holy Cross Church, The Duke of Wellington Pub and Cowbridge Comprehensive School.

The festival also brings music to those less able to travel, with several performances in care homes and a full slate of outreach workshops reaching over a thousand school pupils across the local area. This year’s family concert is specifically designed to engage and entertain the younger generation (24 September).

The festival programme is designed by leading violist Rosalind Ventris and Director of The Choir of King’s College London, Joseph Fort, who have served as Festival Artistic Directors since March 2021.