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About TTMF

 

 

Who are we?

We are all local people who love music and Thame.  We got together in late 2016  to add to the fun and vibrancy of Thame and to give musicians’ a platform to perform (it’s not so easy these days to get your own music heard!) and to allow people to see live music – We love it!

TTMF17 saw 9 venues host 58 acts with over 200 musicians attract over 8,000 visitors. TTMF18 hosted over 9,500 visitors and added a Classical Concert, a Music Industry Convention and a Songwriters Competition to the line-up over the two days. TTMF19 was the biggest year yet and saw around 12,500 visitors to Thame enjoying over 60 acts across 12 venues including two outdoor stages.

 

Principles

We remain committed to the principles initiated in 2017 namely:

  • We will treat everyone as we would wish to be treated
  • We will do each task as well as we can
  • We focus on music, particularly original and authentic music

 

Objectives

To become an important annual event which attracts new and established musical artists and is seen on a national level to be supporting new and original music and musicians.  

To provide clear differentiation from other small festivals:

  • To further enrich the cultural life and reputation of Thame as a vibrant, diverse, and enthusiastic community
  • To give original artists a platform to perform in a quality setting to a supportive and engaged audience
  • To continue the FTMC mission of promoting live music performance in Thame 
  • To support the local economy and small retail businesses particularly Thame High Street 
  • To kick start a fund/campaign to create a performance venue for Thame

 

Thame Town Music Festival CIC

We are a non-profit Community Interest Company staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers.  It exists to enhance Thame and get live music thriving in our town.

Thame Town Music Festival CIC, Company # 10683384, 4 Cromwell Court, New Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2PB

 

First Thursday Music Club (FTMC)

The FTMC was started in 2010 by Johnnie Littler and now, nearly 10 years later, runs the best open mic nights in the country.  FTMC also run stages at Towersey Festival, the Thame Carnival and other events.  So far FTMC have put on over 700 acts to a combined audience of over 11,000! All for free!

FTMC is at Thame Snooker Club, St Andrews Court, Wellington St, Thame OX9 3WT on the first Thursday of each month (see what we did there?)  Walk up slots 8:00 – 9:00, then pre-books, a feature act and lots of fun – come on down. Contact FTMC through their Facebook page. Follow on them twitter, Visit their website.

 

Thame Town Music Festival - Organising Committee

  • Johnnie Littler – Festival Director, Guitar, Singing, and good with an email!
  • Chris Hallsworth – Finance & Operations Director, Guitar, good with wood and sharp implements!
  • Anne Laird – Event Director and superfan
  • Contact us on info@ThameTownMusicFestival.org

 

FAQs

The only ticketed event is our Friday Night Concert at St Mary’s Church, more info here >

 

The main Festival is a free, open-to-all event held in Thame Town Centre and many venues around Thame.  There are no tickets for the Festival

There will be a road closure around the lower part of Thame High Street (outside the Town Hall) However, there are several Public Car Parks around Thame, plus we have a special temporary Festival Car Park at the Southern Road Recreation Ground which will be signposted.  Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/tJzwQz61MemCjucX9

You can be part of our amazing team of volunteers (you get a t-shirt!) (link to volunteer form)

Become a Festival Sponsor – we would exist without you! 

You can donate on the day – some of our fabulous volunteers will be collecting donations.

Festival Sponsors

Equias BV
Christopher Ward
Unicarriers
Thame Town Council
Thame Auto Valeting
Study Bed
Lightfoots
Kubota
Hickman Shearer
Haddenham Healthcare
Haddenham Beer Festival Trust
ASM Auto Recycling