Announcing SoMAC2016

Summer of Music, Arts and Culture

Following on from the phenomenal success of the cultural events and Rugby World Cup Fanzone; organised by Marketing Gloucester and funded by Arts Council England, EDF Energy, Gloucester City Council and Strike A Light; Marketing Gloucester are delighted that 2016 will be the launch year for what is hoped to be an annual event entitled SoMAC – Summer of Music, Arts & Culture.

During 2016 there will be a whole range of world class arts, cultural events taking place in Gloucester, including the world’s oldest choral music festival, The Three Choirs, and an extended Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival as well as the Gloucestershire Folk Festival in its new home in Gloucester. Other major events earmarked for 2016 include:

  • A major new international arts competition and participation event which will invite 400 artists
  • An improved Gloucester Carnival
  • Planned concerts in public spaces
  • The return of Gloucester Goes Retro, which celebrates the city’s modern cultural heritage.

SoMAC 2016 will be taking place throughout the summer months of July and August.

Contact Marketing Gloucester if you are involved in dance, music, performance or art and wish to take advantage of being part of the SoMAC branding and promotion and co-ordinate activities.


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