Held on The Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, in Oxfordshire and offering a family-friendly line-up, Cornbury Music Festival mixes a few typical-festival acts with some new ones. A nicely-organized & comfortable event with many helpful and enjoyable add-ons. The tenth Cornbury festival takes place again over three days from Friday 5th until Sunday 7th July 2013, with the campsite opening on Thursday and closing on Monday.
Latest addition is Wilko Johnson.
They join 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, The New Forbidden, Festival of Words writers Alan Davies, Julie Burchill, Robert Llewllyn, Katy Brand, John Lloyd, Lee Nelson, Ed Gamble, Vikki Stone, The Inflatables, Ran Kan Kan, The Brickwork Lizards, The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band, Ben Montague, The Knights of Mentis, Blair Dunlop, JJ Grey, Velvet Stream, Staxs with special guest Paul Carrack, Amy Macdonald, Lucy Spraggan, The Riptide Movement, Sadie & the Hotheads, The Chipping Norton Allstars, Bo Bruce, and battle of The Bands winners, four-part vocal group, False Alarm.
For the line-up details as available please click here.
In addition to the music, expect the festival to offer a variety of attractions including a fairground, many morris dance pageants, children's theatre workshops, theatre workshops, arts and crafts, speciality shops, novelty acts and upmarket catering offering everything from champagne and cappuccinos to real ale.
The early bird offer ended. 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.
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2013 is the tenth Cornbury Festival and will have favourite acts from the past decade sharing the stage with specially requested newcomers in a Cornbury Greatest Hits-inspired line-up. Cornbury Festival aims to be an eccentric musical carnival - a relaxed country fair where music-lovers share pint pots and glasses of champagne with superstars and morris dancers, toffs and rockers, crooners, farmers, and fashionistas.
Festival-goers can also enjoy alternative entertainment in the Absolute Radio Comedy Tent, stretch their brains in the QI Emporium, dance in the Disco Shed or just relax in the therapy and massage zone.
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, 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.
The Campfire Sessions
Offering an opportunity to perform at Cornbury while supporting Save The Children with six shortlisted acts getting the chance to play the Campsite Stage on the Thursday night of Cornbury. The lucky six acts will also receive two weekend with camping tickets per band member. Performing in front of a panel of judges the winner will be chosen on the night and will then make a further appearance at the festival over the weekend. To enter the competition follow the link (click here), enter your details and upload a video of you or your band performing one song. Entry closes 16th June. Good luck.
As always, Cornbury 2013 will be offering a complete programme of workshops in the children's area, a fairground, posh camping options, and more.
For those not planning to drive to Great Tew, there will be subsidised bus services leaving from Banbury and Charlbury stations meeting trains from the north and south of the country.
Further details will be here when available.
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