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APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 EDITION deadline: 5th October 2019 ONE PLACE STILL REMAINING - APPLY NOW!!

The next edition of WOWFest will take place from 17-20th July 2020 and is open to all youth and student orchestras, choirs and bands from around the world. According to the nature, size and requirements of your ensemble we will fully tailor your participation to include the best venues, tutors, concert opportunities and social activities for you.

The 2020 Festival will celebrate the 250th anniversary of L. van Beethoven’s birth by inviting all participating ensembles to perform a piece of his music. There will also be the opportunity for individuals to partake in a massed ‘Beethoven’ project to take place in Wells Cathedral on Saturday 18th July - more details to be revealed so watch this space!


Package

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


Costs

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

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. 

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR WOWFEST2020: 5th October 2019 ONE PLACE STILL REMAINING - APPLY NOW!

To apply for WOWFest please send us a completed application form and we shall devise a detailed itinerary of what your participation might involve, based on your individual requirements.


EXTRAS

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

  • York & Edinburgh

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