The Charlbury Riverside Festival is now in its 23rd year, and the organisers claim that it's the largest FREE festival of its type in Oxfordshire. Charlbury returns on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July 2018.
Saturday 28 July: 12pm – 10pm.
Sunday 29 July: 11am-8pm.
There'll be more than 40 acts playing across four stages, with rock, indie, jazz, folk and more. The Main Stage welcomes back four Riverside favourites: Oxford music mainstays Zurich, The Standard, Knights of Mentis and The Mighty Redox. Other acts to look out for are US country punk band Speedbuggy USA and popular popsters Candy Says. As in previous years, local record stores Rapture in Witney and Oxford’s Truck Store will run the Second Stage, and there are a variety of acts performing on the Fringe Stage.
For the details of who's playing please see the line-up page.
Riverside Fringe stage
The Fringe stage will also be returning this year .
Riverside is very much a family event, expect a range of creative crafts and activities such as nature adventures and workshops.
As well as three confirmed stages, there's always a smorgasbord of reasonably priced food and drink stalls and a large kids' area with many free activities.
Despite the work involved and the cost of putting on an event of this size, the festival is still run entirely by volunteers and still free for all to enter. It's a truly family-friendly festival.
Like all festivals, festival goers cannot bring bottles and cans into the arena, but the two bars and other refreshment stalls will be selling drinks at reasonable prices. No camping at the festival, see website for information on nearby camp sites and hotels. No dogs other than assistance dogs.
How to get there
Entrance to the Festival site is down Mill Lane, virtually opposite Charlbury railway station. The station is on the London Paddington to Hereford and Worcester line, 15 minutes from Oxford. On the Saturday there are buses from Oxford, Woodstock, Witney, Chipping Norton and Banbury to the centre of Charlbury, five minutes walk from the Festival.
This event does not offer camping. The area has local hotels and B&Bs and there is the Cotswold View Caravan and Camping Park on the outskirts of Charlbury.
For more information, see the Charlbury Riverside Festival website.
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