Benedict Cumberbatch, Miranda Richardson and Egyptian film star Amr Waked have today been announced as the latest additions to the Cheltenham Music Festival line-up. These stellar actors will perform in three separate performances which combine music with words this July.

Festival Director Meurig Bowen has always been keen to combine words and music throughout the Festival programme… "Music carries with it so many wonderful and moving stories, and it's great to be able to tell these stories in performance alongside the music. It's really exciting to know now that these three superb, and very different actors will be appearing in the Music Festival."

Cheltenham Music Festival runs from 4-15 July 2012. Tickets for all events, including those listed below, are available now from cheltenhamfestivals.com / 0844 880 8094