Towersey Festival, the UK's longest-running running independent music event, will move to a new site at the Claydon Estate, situated between Bicester and Milton Keynes for it's 56th year from Friday 28th to Monday 31st August 2020.
Five years ago the festival had to move from its original site in Towersey village because the land became unavailable. Despite relocating to another area close to the village the search continued for a perfect location. The Claydon Estate is an archetypal English country house setting of parkland, woodland, gardens and lakes, and offers festival goers a wonderful environment in which to relax, explore and enjoy everything the festival is renowned for. Visitors can expect to see all the Towersey favourites including 100's of live bands, hours of Ceilidh, workshops, crafts, Street Theatre and a dedicated Children's Programme. In addition the site offers different spaces that will allow the festival to develop more outside living activities, Forest School and Mindfulness and Wellbeing options.
Festival director Joe Heap explains "We wanted somewhere that would win the hearts of our visitors. We are thrilled to have found a site that is so keen to work with us on the future of the event. A site that offers such natural beauty and a great blank canvas for us to create a Towersey Festival for the future".
The entire festival team is determined to ensure Towersey will remain the same great family friendly festival it has always been. The same community feel and friendly atmosphere, the same core values, same great music, same jam-packed programme just in a more beautiful setting.
Artists already confirmed for the 2020 festival include Kate Rusby, the new 4 piece line up of Show of Hands featuring Miranda Sykes and Cormac Byrne, Steeleye Span, Grace Petrie, This Is The Kit, and the Hackney Colliery Band. And festival favourites - the Chipolatas will curate an exclusive performance of Circocentric, a circus, music and theatre show. Many more artists and programme details will be announced in the forthcoming months.
Early bird tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend with camping: £159
adult weekend no camping: £134
youth (aged 5-17) weekend with camping: £80
youth (aged 5-17) weekend no camping: £65
children aged under 5 are free but need a ticket.
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