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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 2 May 2022

It’s a strange thing to be confronted by a famous face whether in the flesh or over Zoom; you never know when you’ll be a little starstruck. Anton du Beke has spent most autumn weekends in my living room for the past eight years but despite that, I had no idea what to expect when we arranged to speak ahead of his ‘Audience With’ at the Wycombe Swan in May. 

Mon 2 May 2022

The idea for an open studios event was brought from the US four decades ago and the first Artweek in the UK was held in Oxford, simply as a small local event. Since then, millions of visitors have enjoyed the friendly welcome of local artists: now the festival encompasses the whole of Oxfordshire and it is a model which has been copied across the country.

Fri 1 Apr 2022

Stand-up comedian and presenter perhaps best known for his appearance on the now-cancelled Mash Report, Nish Kumar called in ahead of his UK tour of Your Power, Your Control which comes to Oxford on 17 May.  

Fri 1 Apr 2022

Following the hugely successful release of their latest album, Give Me The Future, we spoke with Bastille’s lead singer Dan Smith, not only to find out more about their upcoming tour, but to discuss the band’s early career and rise to fame.