The Charlbury Riverside Festival is now in its 24th year, and the organisers claim that it's the largest FREE festival of its type in Oxfordshire. Charlbury returns on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2019.
Expect more than 40 acts playing across four stages, with rock, indie, jazz, folk and more.
Saturday 20 July: 12pm – 10pm.
Sunday 21 July: 11am-8pm.
Pixies are invading the festival site this year in homage to US rock band Pixies, whose music has inspired Riverside performers past and present. Festival goers can expect a variety of covers of Pixies' hits; and the children's area will also adopt a pixie theme. Other varieties of fairy folk including elves, goblins and brownies will, of course, be welcome.
Acts announced so far include Kanadia, 2 Tone All Skas, Brickwork Lizards, and more. There's more to come.
For the details as available please see the line-up page.
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.
More information will be here when available.
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