WOWFest is open to all youth and student vocal and instrumental musical ensembles from around the world.

The 2019 Festival will take place from 11-14th July. Please fill in the application form and return it to us along with a short sound recording, cv and photo (min. 1mb) to [email protected].

Deadline for applications for 2019 Festival: 5th October 2018


The Festival package includes 3 night’s half-board accommodation, entrance to the opening and closing ceremonies, 2 concerts, 1 workshop, social activities and sight-seeing schedule for each performing ensemble.


£250 per person in student accommodation (Wells Cathedral School boarding houses)
£340 per person in 3* hotel

Packages do not include:

  • local coach transportation (can be arranged upon request; sites within Wells are within easy reach on foot).

  • Instrument hire and transport (can be arranged upon request).

  • Single room supplement (limited single rooms available for each ensemble)

  • Insurance

Festival places are limited. In the event of over-subscription, applications may be deferred until the following year. Confirmation of your place will be notified by 2nd November 2018. 


Airport transfers
The nearest airport to Wells is Bristol, with a good network of destinations across the globe. Alternatively, Heathrow airport is situated approx. 2.5hrs drive from Wells. We are unable to handle flight arrangements, but can organise all coach transportation within the UK for the duration of your trip. Please contact us with details of your points of arrival and departure so we can provide a quote.

UK tours
We are able to offer tailor-made tour extensions upon request, allowing participating groups to visit other parts of the UK before or after their Festival experience.  Popular destinations include:

  • Salisbury & Stonehenge
  • London
  • Oxford
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Edinburgh

We can take care of all your transport, accommodation, concert and sight-seeing arrangements. Please just contact us for further details.