Cornbury Music Festival unveils Festival of Words

with Alan Davies, Julie Burchill, Robert Llewllyn, & more

published: Tue 30th Apr 2013

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Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July 2013
The Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 4AH, England MAP
£190 with camping
daily capacity: 20000
last updated: Fri 14th Jun 2013

This year at Cornbury Music Festival the brains behind the popular BBC QI series join forces with publisher Unbound to create the first Festival of Words which will run alongside the event taking place at The Great Tew Estate, at Chipping Norton over three days from Friday 5th until Sunday 7th July 2013.

The first Festival of Words will run alongside the Cornbury Music Festival with a line-up that includes Alan Davies, Julie Burchill, Robert Llewllyn, Katy Brand, and John Lloyd, with a special QI Music Quiz happening as part of the Festival. There is also the return of QI's Ask the Elves service, a chance for festival goers to try to outwit the cerebral QI boffins with unanswerable conundrums, a big hit with last year's audience.

The Absolute Radio Comedy Emporium this year features stand-up including Lee Nelson, Ed Gamble, and Vikki Stone.

Festival Director Hugh Phillimore said, "We're completely thrilled to announce this miniature literary hub during Cornbury Music Festival with the addition of the Festival of Words on our 10th birthday year. Oxfordshire is the spiritual home of QI, so we have our arms open wide for this home coming."

The line-up of music for the 10th year of the event includes Squeeze, Seth Lakeman, and Keane headline. also confirmed are Van Morrison, Beverley Knight, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Proclaimers, Bellowhead, Tift Merritt, Imelda May, The Overtones, King Charles, Nell Bryden, Matthew Lee, James Arthur, Jack Savoretti, Lawson, Emilia Mitiku, Osibisa, JJ Grey, Velvet Stream, Staxs, Amy Macdonald, Lucy Spraggan, The Riptide Movement, Sadie & the Hotheads, The Chipping Norton Allstars, Bo Bruce, and more.

For the line-up details as available please click here.

An adult weekend with camping ticket is priced at £190, a young Person (ages 13-16 years inclusive) weekend with camping ticket is priced at £110. A child (ages 3-12 years inclusive) weekend with camping ticket is priced at £30. A senior, aged over 70s weekend with camping ticket is priced at £110. An adult weekend without camping ticket is priced at £160, a young person (13-16) weekend without camping ticket is priced at £80, a child (3-12) weekend without camping ticket is priced at £25, and an over 70s weekend without camping ticket is £80. A campervan ticket is priced at £85. All children aged 2 and under, and Disabled Carers free. Day tickets are also available priced at £70 for Friday, and £80 for Saturday or Sunday.

To buy tickets now, click here.

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July 2013
The Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 4AH, England MAP
£190 with camping
daily capacity: 20000
last updated: Fri 14th Jun 2013


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