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The Festival Round-Up

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It’s that time of year again to finally start planning our summers, (after a long wait) and 2022 promises a season full of music festivals, in Oxfordshire and beyond. Here, we’ve gathered a few of our favourites for you to browse through, and get booking…

KITE Festival

10-12 June

Kirtlington Park, Oxford

Nocturn Live

15-19 June

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Cornbury Festival

8-10 July

Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire

Truck Festival

21-24 July

Hill Farm, Steventon

Wilderness Festival

4-7 August

Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

Rewind Festival

19-21 August


The Big Feastival

26-28 August

Alex James’ Farm, The Cotswolds

Favourites Further Afield…

Parklife Festival

11-12 June

Heaton Park, Manchester

Isle of Wight Festival

16-19 June

Seaclose Park, The Isle of Wight

Glastonbury Festival

22-26 June

Worthy Farm, Pilton

Latitude Festival

21-24 July

Henham Park, Suffolk

Camp Bestival

28-31 July

Lulworth Castle, Dorset

Y Not Festival

29-31 July

Pikehall, Derbyshire


10-14 August

Trebelsue Farm, Cornwall

Green Man Festival

18-21 August

Beacons, Wales

Reading Festival

26-28 August

Richfield Avenue, Reading

Keep an eye on for any 2022 festival updates.


Mon 1 Jul 2024

Dr Brian Briggs – “Brian is fine” – divides his time between Llanelli’s Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Wetland Centre, where he is senior reserve warden, and his ‘other

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Fri 31 May 2024

Nik Kershaw’s debut album Human Racing came out in 1984 and saw him dominating the singles chart with tracks including Wouldn’t It Be Good, I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me and Dancing Girls. Swiftly followed by The Riddle, Nik spent 62 weeks in the charts and was one of the musicians to play Live Aid in July 1985.

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Fri 31 May 2024

For the uninitiated, Nell Mescal (yes, sister of actor Paul) is an Irish singer-songwriter who hit the festival circuit hard last summer, playing (amongst others) The Great Escape, BST Hyde Park, Boardmasters and Live at Leeds. This year, she’s headed to Oxfordshire and Alex James’ Big Feastival for August bank holiday weekend. Eloise Lonsdale caught up with her to find out more about her musical style and her recently launched EP, Can I Miss it For a Minute.

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Fri 31 May 2024

2024’s Truck line-up looks to be one of its best yet, balancing big names with emerging artists and beloved regulars. As an event, it has come to mark start of the summer holidays for its devoted attendees, but how about the acts? We caught up with Oli Khan, drummer in indie-rock band Sea Girls to get the bands-eye view.