Cornbury Festival: What is It and Why You Should Go this Summer

Cornbury Festival: What is It and Why You Should Go this Summer

For 13 years Cornbury Festival has been a key player in the cultural calendar, providing fantastic lineups, family fun and entertainment from its picturesque Oxfordshire setting. The 14th and final Cornbury Festival takes place again over three days from 7th – 9th July, with a programme that is bigger and better than ever.


Britain’s Got Talent finalists The Missing People Choir are to join Bryan Adams, Kaiser Chiefs, Jools Holland and The Pretenders in a stellar line-up for this year’s event. Always ready with some surprise guests over the weekend, The Caffè Nero stage will additionally host Leddra Chapman, Belle Roscoe, Gracie Falls and country singer Twinnie Lee Moore amongst others. Elsewhere, The Berk’s Nest Comedy Emporium will be filled with the best of British. Here you can see the brilliant Nish Kumar, superstar stand-up poet and former Fosters award winner Tim Key.


Along with it’s superb roster of music and entertainment, the festival delivers culinary delights and family fun. Revellers can reboot in style at MasterChef finalist Matt Edwards’ unique pop-up restaurant Salt & Dry. Here you’ll enjoy the delights of Sophie Ellis Bextor, Scouting for Girls, Right Said Fred and many more, from the comfort of their own table. Meanwhile, long-term Cornbury partners Waitrose are opening their restaurant doors for big breakfasts, lavish lunches and delicious dinners. They’ll also provide a rooftop lounge to soak up the summer sun. All on top of the usual Cornbury favourites; Paellaria, Wok’s Happening, Goan Seafood and the all-new South Indian-inspired Dosa Deli. Don’t miss the chance to experience the last remaining Mobile Cinema from the 1960s. Climb aboard the charming ‘Audrey’ and you’ll enjoy Cornbury’s own highlights film ‘A Brief History of Cornbury’. This will show alongside a selection of classic vintage short films. Cornbury’s therapy tent is always a popular choice for anyone looking for a little bubble of bliss amongst the festival hubbub. This year, they’re offering more than ever — massage, reiki, reflexology, facials, and aromatherapy. Free yoga classes will also be on offer throughout the weekend.

And finally the all-important Kids Zone – a mainstay of the festival. From Bollywood dancing to ukulele playing and circus skills, there is something for all young Cornbury-goers. There’s also the usual enticing arts and crafts, joyful dressing up and fun. Meanwhile, learn to play guitar, rig a whole band, or just enjoy the bohemian vibes in The Mayflower Tent.7th – 9th July, The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire
To book tickets, and for more information go to cornburymusicfestival.com. Local festival fans can avoid booking charges by buying their tickets direct from Chipping Norton Theatre box office. There are Festival shuttle busses from Charlbury and Banbury stations

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