Buxton International Festival named in top 50 festivals for 2023 alongside Glastonbury

Buxton International Festival has been put on the map and named as one of the best 50 music festivals of 2023 around the globe. BIF was chosen alongside Glastonbury, Womad, Bludot and events in Spain, France and the USA by The Times newspaper in its round-up.

BIF’s line-up was described as “tip-top”, with opera at its heart as well as jazz, concerts, literary events and a new musical set to numbers by Ivor Novello.

Legendary artists such as R and B star Geno Washington, jazz master Wynton Marsalis and classical maestros including Nicola Benedetti complete the wide spectrum of musical styles.

“Being in this top 50 demonstrates the strength and depth of BIF’s reach,” said Chief Executive Michael Williams.

“We are bringing a selection of the best global talent while attracting visitors from around the world to our wonderful town and its tourism economy.”

Economics, politics and the issues of the day are also on BIF’s literary programme, with famous names such as  Alastair Campbell, BBC foreign correspondent Jeremy Bowen, Guardian grande dame Polly Toynbee, playwright Sir David Hare, Tory peer Lord Finkelstein, ex-MP Chris Mullin who exposed the injustice of the Birmingham Six’s convictions and Dame Kate Bingham, widely credited with the success of the Covid vaccine.

Don’t miss out!  Click here to see what’s on, and book your tickets to this year not-to-be-missed Festival!