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


latest on this festival

Towersey Festival 2015
festival listing
last updated: Wed 8th Jul 2015
Towersey Festival 2015
line-ups & rumours
last updated: Wed 8th Jul 2015
Towersey Village Festival
festival home page
last updated: Tue 16th Jun 2015

more on this festival



not logged in? Sign in here | not registered? Register here

search future festivals only   advanced search

 
most popular festivals (all pages) in the last week
Ramblin' Man Fair 2015 Sat 25th to Sun 26th Jul 2015
Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent
last updated: Tue 21st Jul 2015
The Secret Garden Party 2015 Thu 23rd to Sun 26th Jul 2015
Mill Hill Field, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
last updated: Tue 14th Jul 2015
Glastonbury Festival 2015 Wed 24th to Sun 28th Jun 2015
Worthy Farm, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
last updated: Thu 18th Jun 2015
Bestival 2015 Thu 10th to Sun 13th Sep 2015
Robin Hill Country Park, Downend, Isle of Wight
last updated: Mon 27th Jul 2015
Glastonbury Festival 2016 Wed 22nd to Sun 26th Jun 2016
Worthy Farm, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
last updated: Tue 30th Jun 2015
Glastonbury Festival 2014 Wed 25th to Sun 29th Jun 2014
Worthy Farm, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
last updated: Wed 17th Sep 2014
Latitude 2015 Thu 16th to Sun 19th Jul 2015
Henham Park Estate, Beccles, Suffolk
last updated: Wed 8th Jul 2015
Carfest North 2015 Fri 31st Jul to Sun 2nd Aug 2015
Oulton Park Race Circuit, Little Budworth, Cheshire
last updated: Thu 4th Jun 2015
Kendal Calling 2015 Thu 30th Jul to Sun 2nd Aug 2015
Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, Cumbria
last updated: Mon 6th Jul 2015
T in the Park 2015 Fri 10th to Sun 12th Jul 2015
Strathallan Castle, Kinross, Perth & Kinross
last updated: Wed 1st Jul 2015


Festivals
Shop
About