Sounds in The Square

Sounds in The Square brings live music to Wellington’s Market Square on several Saturdays in July and August each year. It aims to showcase local performers from a range of genres, bringing them to a wider audience, whilst giving shoppers a taste of the music being made on their doorstep. It’s also part of our on going quest to make better use of Wellington’s public spaces, encouraging people to linger, chat and enjoy the town, rather than hurry through from A to B.

The programme is organised by our Wellington H2A volunteers, supported by Wellington Town Council.

AFTER AN ENFORCED BREAK IN 2020, SOUNDS IN THE SQUARE WILL BE BACK IN 2021! The programme will be announced shortly.

In the meantime, here’s what we enjoyed in 2019…

Saturday 13th July: Cool and Uke

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Enjoy some laid-back summer strumming from the county’s favourite ukulele band! 11am-1pm, Market Square

Saturday 20th July: Vorsprung Durch Oompah Band

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Get a musical taste of Oktoberfest as Shropshire’s German-style oompah band comes to town. 11am-1pm, Market Square OR Wellington Market (to be confirmed)

Saturday 27th July: Three in a Bar Jazz Band


Swing while you’re shopping as one of Shropshire’s most popular jazz ensembles takes to the stage. 11am-1pm, Market Square

Saturday 3rd August: The Inn Comes Out


Expect a party atmosphere as the regulars from The Wrekin Inn’s weekly Open Mic Night take to the stage for their annual outdoor marathon of music. 11am-2pm, Market Square

Saturday 10th August: Hatter’s Ball

This Shropshire party band, led by Gratitude’s David Busby, will have you dancing in the street with their string of pop classics! 11am-2pm, Market Square

Saturday 17th August: The Telfordaires

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Enjoy the sweet harmonising of this barnstorming barbershop choir as they croon their way through the streets. 11am – 12pm in Market Square & around the town

Look out for more dates as performances are confirmed!



The whole Sounds season costs us between £800-1000 a year to host. We pay for it thanks to support from Wellington Town Council, local businesses and even a few residents, who make personal contributions to help us sustain this programme of music – but money is always tight.

So, if you like hearing a talented musicians performing in the middle of town on a summer’s day, you might like to help us. You can write a cheque to Sounds in The Square and deliver it to Wellington H2A, care of Ken Francis Butchers, 9 Market St, Wellington, TF1 1DT.