Sedbergh Music Festival organisers have announced the programme for its 2024 festival.

The festival runs from June 16 to 27 in the picturesque market town.

In addition to the local talent, including the town’s famous brass band and musicians from Sedbergh School, the festival is set to welcome the BBC Singers and Cumbrian musician Jess Gillam.

The festival will also see performances by Sedbergh Orchestra, Chetham's School of Music and The Chequered Acafellas.

Sedbergh Music Festival Come and Sing, the performance of Sedbergh Songsters and Sedbergh School Musicians are free to attend.

The chairman of the Sedbergh Music Festival John Seymour said: "The BBC singers are renowned for being one of the very best choirs in the world, so it is obviously a source of tremendous excitement to us that we are able to welcome them to Sedbergh in June 2024 for both a concert and for a workshop with young singers the following day.

"We hope very much that it will be a special opportunity for people across the North of England - and beyond - to come and enjoy music of the highest quality as part of a festival that celebrates local talent.

"We are also looking forward to sharing a diverse range of repertoire, including the Claire Cope Quintet - one of the North West’s up and coming jazz groups, and the Fakir Trio."

Sedbergh Music Festival was founded in 2000, bringing local and nationally renowned musicians to this market town, nestled on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Conveniently situated for the Lake District National Park, Sedbergh is just five miles from J37 of the M6 and 10 miles from Oxenholme Station on the West Coast main line.

Tickets are now on sale via the festival’s website and range from £10 to £20. Visit the website here: