9 - 11 August 2019

Marlborough Rising

Filling The Town With Music

Filling The Town With Music

A melting pot of musical performance bubbling in the heart of Marlborough!


Contemporary R&B vocals with a touch of Jazz in the Blues Brothers style.


A celebration of some of the biggest numbers from some of the greatest and most memorable West End shows.


Flyte have released a flurry of alternative-indie anthems over the past few years and have amassed over 1.5M Spotify streams


A funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the “bonsai guitar” and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies.

“What a great start to Marlborough Rising. The bar has been set very high for future years.”

“ Joe Stilgoe – A superbly entertaining session embracing music from many different and unrelated genres, all delivered in his unique, captivating and engaging style and closing to a standing ovation.”

“Stilgoe has been quoted as saying music should be fun. He certainly puts this into practice, it was non-stop fun”

“From Avebury’s George Wilding kicking the weekend off with a superb solo set, to Roving Crows finally ending their long gig to the great displeasure of the audience who had been chanting ‘ten more songs’ for what seemed ages.”

“Marlborough’s music fans had an evening to savour with a range of excellent bands performing across the four Marlborough Rising stages.”

“A hugely enjoyable romp through the history of musical theatre delighted the audience”

“The cast of hugely talented actors and singers took the audience on a roller coaster of emotions as they performed numbers ranging from ‘Pirates of Penzance’ to the very recent ‘The Book of Mormon’.”

“While The Priory rocked to Turin Brakes, The Castle & Ball thundered to Ray Harris’ fusion of funk, soul, latin and jazz and everything else that forces you on to the dance floor”

“St Peter’s offered an intimate setting for the audience to embrace the jazz and blues sounds of Pete Gage and Jim Blair.”

“Tina May brought the music of Edith Piaf to life in the grandeur of Marlborough’s classic church which dates back way beyond the middle ages.”

“ Marlborough Is rising: Friday’s opening fills the town with music”

“We had a great show last night with a great response from the audience! All organised very well and ran very smoothly so thank you. Managed to shift loads of merch too so very happy.”


Scouting for Girls play Marlborough Rising
Scouting For Girls play Marlborough Rising

Scouting For Girls is a UK three-piece pop punk band who formed in 2005 and signed to Epic Records in 2007. The group released their debut EP, It’s Not About You, which sold out and became the highest charting limited edition EP in chart history.

Fri 7 Sep

Doors 7pm

Priory Gardens

Turin Brakes play Marlborough Rising

Turin Brakes don’t hang about. The London 4-piece released their eighth studio album this year followed by a UK & European tour.  With a million records sold worldwide and the critically acclaimed album ‘Lost Property’ in their repertoire, they’re not to be missed.

Sat 8 Sep

Doors 5pm

Priory Gardens

Joe Stilgoe is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter with a rich musical heritage. His live shows are a mixture of brilliant musicianship and breathtaking theatricality, combining on the spot improvisation and the quickest of wits.

Sun 9 Sep

Doors 1pm

Priory Gardens

Many more artists and bands across the weekend.

Great venues. Amazing music.


St Peter’s Church


St Mary’s Church


Castle and Ball


Priory Gardens


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors and supporters, without whom Marlborough Rising 2018 simply could not have happened.

Steve Keen


Hands Up If You’d Like To Help

Volunteer to be a Steward and enjoy participating in this exciting new event in Marlborough!  Community involvement is what we’re all about.