Jon Boden, Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band, and Lindisfarne top the first line-up announcement for Towersay Festival's 53rd year, again located in fields at Thame Showground, in Oxfordshire over the Bank Holiday weekend of Friday 25th to Monday 28th August 2017.
Also confirmed are Gary Stewart's Graceland, Coope, Boyes & Simpson, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, The Chipolatas, Megson, Mawkin, Alma, The Sweet Water Warblers, Roy Bailey, Jim Causley, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, Zulu Tradition, Northern Company, Kim Lowings and the Greenwood, Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater, Niamh Boadle, Alden, Patterson and Dashwood, Kieran Towers & Charlotte Carrivick, Toothless Mary, Heckety, MoltenAmba, Oxford Nags, Threepenny Bit, The Jigalots, Lebedek, Contra Alt Delete, The Diatonics Ceilidh Band, and Out of Hand, with many more still to be announced.
Plus: All about children, workshops, full youth programme, sessions, dance, the folk club with Bob and Gill Berry, festival film, talks, crafts, storytelling, street theatre, and more.
The festival 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.
Tickets are priced £115 (plus camping £25 extra)
Youth (12-17yrs) £81 (Camping £25 extra)
Child (5-11yrs) £47 (Camping no extra)
Tickets for children aged under 5 are free - they must be ticketed.
Towersey has developed in the last few 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.
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