The first artists and speakers have been revealed for KITE, a new festival of ideas and music which takes place at Kirtlington Park, Oxford, from Friday 12th until Sunday 14th June 2020, a first-of-a-kind event is a unique programme of live performances and interactive conversations to satisfy the most curious, inquisitive and cultural minds.
There's a music line-up across four stages. drawing from indie, folk, soul and musical traditions from around the world. Music to make you dance, to help you think and lose yourself in the moment. Announced today are Grace Jones, multi-Grammy Award-winning Gregory Porter, R&B legend Mavis Staples, alternative folk singer-songwriter Kate Stables AKA This Is The Kit, Penguin Cafe, neo soul singer- songwriter Sasha Keable, Oscar Jerome, afrobeat from Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Dizraeli, Flamingods, Julien Chang, Sam Lee, and Whyte Horses.
There's talking about the major forces shaping the world we live in, today and in the future. Explore answers to big questions relating to power, our planet, technology, identity, living and culture. In-depth interviews and key notes will sit side by side with discussions and debates where the audience get to have their say. Speakers include Blair’s former right-hand man and journalist Alastair Campbell speaking on mental health following the release of his book Better To Live: How I Learnt To Survive Depression, Amber Rudd, Angela Saini, Bidisha, Bill Browder, David Lammy, former foreign secretary David Miliband, Emma Freud, Helen Lewis, Jez Butterworth, author screenwriter and film maker Jon Ronson, broadcaster poet and playwright Lemn Sissay, columnist and first woman to win sports writer of the year Marina Hyde, Paul Greengrass, children’s author Philip Pullman, screenwriter and Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis, Rory Stewart, film maker and women’s activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Susie Orbach, Thomasina Miers, XR.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult over-30 weekend with camping: £109
adult under-30 weekend with camping: £99
junior (6-15) weekend with camping:: £60
child (0-5) weekend with camping: free but needs ticket
adult over-30 weekend no camping: £99
adult under-30 weekend no camping: £90
junior (6-15) weekend no camping:: £50
child (0-5) weekend no camping: free but needs ticket
Saturday or Sunday adult: £45
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