WOWFest | Wells Orchestral Weekend 2022

The International Music Exchange (Wells, Somerset) is delighted to introduce the 3rd edition of WOWFest, which will welcome UK & international choirs, bands, orchestras and ensembles to the medieval streets of Wells from 15 – 18 July 2022.

Applications are now open for WOWFest 2022.

Inaugurated under the baton of patron Charles Hazlewood in 2018, WOWFest is a unique
opportunity in the UK for young musicians to perform in outstanding venues, take part in expert workshops, meet fellow players from the UK & beyond and discover the wonder of Wells.

Beautiful Wellensian venues are available for all natures of ensemble (and weather!) and include England’s most poetic’ 12th Century Cathedral with its famous scissor arches and sweeping Cathedral Green; the medieval moated Bishop’s Palace & Gardens; state-of-the-art ‘Cedars Hall’ of Wells Cathedral School and the picture-perfect Market Square with its majestic Town Hall.

Aside from the concerts, participants will have the chance to take part in expert workshops,
meet fellow international musicians in shared concerts and engage in fun social activities.

Accommodation can be provided in the boarding houses of Wells Cathedral School (including on Vicars’ Close itself, the oldest ‘intact’ residential street in Europe!) or the Premier Inn, both within easy walking distance of all concert and event venues.

For further information on applications, pricing and the package available, please see