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Ahoy there me hearties, Gloucester Tall Ships is returning on the 25-27 May 2024, for a jam-packed weekend, which you don’t want to miss.

The Gloucester Tall Ships Festival is a bi-annual celebration, which takes place at the historic Gloucester Docks and celebrates the city’s rich nautical history, which dates back to 1827.

The event is a vibrant spectacle that draws tens of thousands of attendees across the weekend for entertainment including live music, immersive entertainment, sail cargo showcases, vintage fairground rides, family-friendly activities, and a local food and drink market.

​The festival not only embraces the majestic tall ships that once dominated Gloucester Docks, but also the diverse cultures and connections fostered by the bustling port.

Are you ready to Rock the Docks?

THE HEADLINER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED!

We are delighted to announce that ‘Wellerman’ legend Nathan Evans is our headliner for this year’s Gloucester Tall Ships Festival!

Renowned for his viral hit ‘The Wellerman’ as well as his anthemic rendition of ‘Heather on the Hill’, Nathan Evans will bring the spirit of Scotland to the banks of the Severn with his uplifting blend of shanty, pop, and folk music.

Tickets are on sale now.

Visit the Gloucester Tall Ships website for more info, and make sure to scroll down to Sign Up to the Tall Ships Mailiing List HERE so that you are the first to know all the latest updates.

​Gloucester Tall Ships is produced by Gloucester City Council and Gloucester BID, in partnership with Canal & River Trust, Gloucester Quays and Gloucester Docks Estate Company Ltd.

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Gloucester Tall Ships

Type:Festival

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2DB

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