Towersey Village Festival 2012

Thursday 23rd to Monday 27th August 2012
Towersey, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3QU, England MAP
£119 adult weekend ticket (Camping £20 extra)
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Fri 3rd Aug 2012

around the festival site (entertainers)

This thriving major folk arts festival, returning for its 48th year, features a professional programme of folk and roots music, ceilidhs, international dance teams, family entertainers, workshops and a Children's Festival which incorporates entertainment, music, puppetry, circus skills and craft workshops.

around the festival site (entertainers)
The dates for 2012 are confirmed as the Bank Holiday weekend of Thursday 23rd to Monday 27th August. Towersey has developed in the last few years from a very Folky event into a more eclectic festival with a fair amount of World and broader acoustic music, singer songwriters stage, poetry, street theatre etc.

Line-up

Bellowhead; Edward II; Kathryn Tickell; Donal Lunny, Padraig Rynne and Sylvain Barou; Martin Simpson Trio; Peatbog Faeries; Session A9; Esquisse; Roddy Woomble; Abigail Washburn; Nic Jones; Brass Monkey; Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo; Roy Bailey; Old Man Luedecke; Alistair Anderson; Pilgrims Way; Jess and Richard Arrowsmith; Jake Jones and Dan Eccles; Irrintzi Dantza Taldea; Peeping Tom; Debs Newbold; John Kirkpatrick; Gavin Davenport; O Hooley and Tidow; Merry Hell; The Ian McMillan Orchestra; Jon Boden; Whapweasel; The Melrose Quartet; Walsh and Pound; Old Swan Band; Nancy Kerr and James Fagan; Jamie Smiths Mabon; Hekety - The Ceilidh; Jez Lowe; and more to be announced.

The 3 stages are spread across the Showground will feature dance displays, music, comedy, magic, puppetry, clowning and storytelling. Musical and comic walkabouts will wander the Showground with stiltwalkers, jugglers and street theatre throughout the weekend. Plus activities from Yoga to Bop Around, through hands on Workshop learning to Concerts, Ceilidhs, Club Sessions.

Tickets

The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced as follows:
5 nights and four days - Adult £1119 (Camping £20 extra)
Adult Concession N/A (Camping £20 extra)
Youth (12-17yrs) £83 (Camping £10 extra)
Child (5-11yrs) £58 (Camping FREE)
Tickets for children aged under 5 are free - they must be ticketed

Day tickets are priced at £32 for Friday and £42 for Saturday, and Sunday. To buy tickets, click here.

Ceilidh

This year's theme for the Ceilidh has not yet been confirmed.

Children's Centre

The famous Children's Festival and Shooting Roots for Youth, has a busy schedule offers hands on learning, a chance to be involved, to loosen up, to meet new friends and even form a band. Both the Children's Festival and Youth programmes are staged in specially dedicated venues; both have a programme packed with opportunities, vision, and skills.

Acoustic Stage

The Acoustic Stage is expected to return for late night wind downs, new sounds and local acts. The programme runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Camping

There's a home for hundreds of camping families with Site 1 which is a family, quiet site, but indeed open to the wider family, i.e. children, youth, aunties, uncles, grandparents and anybody else who forms a family group. A 'Chill Out Zone' is on Site 2, a gathering point in the middle of the site for that 'coffee and book moment' the 'meet you there place', the visual arts, the get away from the hubbub space or just a spot to 'chill'.

Camp sites are for season ticket holders only and will open at noon on Thursday. Please do not arrive in Towersey before then.

There is also a large FREE car park for day visitors, flat with access for the disabled although said to be a bit rough underfoot.

More information will be here when available.

around the festival site (1)

Thursday 23rd to Monday 27th August 2012
Towersey, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3QU, England MAP
£119 adult weekend ticket (Camping £20 extra)
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Fri 3rd Aug 2012


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