Towersey Village Festival 2011

Thursday 25th to Monday 29th August 2011
Towersey, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3QU, England MAP
£98 adult weekend ticket (Camping £20 extra)
last updated: Tue 9th Aug 2011

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This thriving major folk arts festival, returning for its 47th 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.

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The dates for 2011 are confirmed as the Bank Holiday weekend of Thursday 25th to Monday 29th August. Towersey has developed in the last 5 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.


Oysterband, Billy Bragg, Home Service, Cara Dillon, The Burns Unit featuring Karine Polwart, Emma Pollock and King Creosote, The Spooky Men's Chorale, Spiers & Boden, Lau, 17 Hippies, The Demon Barbers, Karine Polwart, Saltfishforty, Coope, Boyes & Simpson, Emily Portman, Tim Edey & Brendan Power, Alasdair Roberts, The Old Dance School, Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell, Bedlam, Bryony Griffith and Will Hampson, Tickled Pink, Toothless Mary, David Ferrard, Poisson Rouge Band, Roy Bailey, Maz O'Connor, Tyde, Monster Ceilidh Band, and more.

For the line-up details as available please click here. There are more artists to be revealed.

The 3 stages 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 are priced as follows:
5 nights and four days - Adult £98 (Camping £20 extra)
Adult Concession £89 (Camping £20 extra)
Youth (12-17yrs) £69 (Camping £20 extra)
Child (5-11yrs) £49 (Camping FREE)

Day tickets will be available at a later date. To buy tickets, click here.


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.

Trailing the Arts

This year Towersey are introducing a unique tour of the village. The Arts Trail will be stopping off for stories and snippets of village history and discovering a whole raft of arts genres from the Festival. Music, Spoken Word, Art and Dance will surprise the walkers at various stopoffs.


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'. Campsites 2 and 3 are expected to have better provision for disabled people in 2010 and those who want to stay up late.

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.

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Thursday 25th to Monday 29th August 2011
Towersey, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3QU, England MAP
£98 adult weekend ticket (Camping £20 extra)
last updated: Tue 9th Aug 2011

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