CORNBURY FESTIVAL is back! And more family outdoor fun is guaranteed!

Music festival season is almost upon us and I am glad that Oxfordshire’s much beloved Cornbury Festival is making its unexpected return once again this year. I attended last year and it was a truly amazing experience for us London Mums and kids. It is a family event whose only negative thing is that there’s too much great stuff to do to keep parents and children alike.  You almost don’t know what to choose because everything is fun. The line-up this year is incredible: Friday 13th July UB40 will be topping the bill, Saturday 14th July will see Canadian Headliner Alanis Morissette,  and long-time festival favourites Squeeze will be closing the party on Sunday night.

The International flavour will be carried throughout the weekend with Dutch Jazz singer Caro Emerald, Jamaican Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff, Italian chart topper Zucchero (my interview with him will be online and in print soon),

American Folk, rock singer (Walking in Memphis) Marc Cohn, Israeli starlet Irit, Memphis Soul five piece Southern Avenue, Chicago soul sweetheart Mavis Staples, LA Soul Sista PP Arnold, Hawaiian son of Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real and all the way from Rick Island Illinois comes the remarkable Lissie.

Representing home grown talent from the British Isles a strong Scottish contingent is headed by Glaswegian pop-rockers Deacon Blue, Cornbury favourite Amy Macdonald and Edinburgh’s Nina Nesbitt. Breaking blues girl Grainne Duffy and hotly tipped Catherine McGrath bring their songs from the Emerald Isle. Amen Corner frontman and guitar hero Andy Fairweather Low will ably represent his Welsh countrymen, whilst a few Londoners will be popping up from the Sarf for a weekend in the country.

Deptford royalty Squeeze will lead the home counties pack on Friday with Bromley girl Pixie Lott on Saturday, Essex star Megan McKenna, currently smashing the country music circuit will be bringing some TOWIE glitz to this year’s festival, joined by North London 80’s queen Mari Wilson & The New Wilsations, whilst South London hip hoppers Stereo MCs will be keeping it real and getting connected with the country folk on Friday 13th. Local Oxfordshire blues band Danny & The Champions of The World and house band STAKS with a very special local guest (if he’s not been caught by the fuzz)! Complete this year’s unique line up! 

Tickets and full line up information available via

Day tickets (from) — £75 Adult, £40 young person or over 70, £15 Child

 Weekend tickets (from) — £180 Adult, £215 with camping, £95 young person or over 70, £125 with camping, £30 child, £35 with camping. VIP options also available.


Highlights from our Cornbury 2017




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