Cornbury Music Festival 2019

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Summer is the best time of year. Summer is full of sunshine, beer, relaxing, big skies, music on the breeze and the gentle tickle of drying grass underfoot.

Of course being Britain it's also muddy, grey, dreary, windy, cold, full of umbrellas and it smells of damp tent.

But one thing it is always full of is festivals. Some years it can be hard to choose which ones to go to!


Festivals are excellent value for money with 24 hour (almost) entertainment, camping included (bring your own tent) , excellent food choices, music and glorious fields in which to roam or snooze.

I like a medium sized festival. large enough that you won't be bored but small enough you don't feel you have missed half of it on the last day. Big enough for some well known names on the set list but small enough that new bands will get a look in, some of my favourite music discoveries came from festivals.
“Large enough to get the big acts, small enough to enjoy them” Jools Holland agrees with me!
Cornbury is one of those festivals, I discovered the festival by accident last year when I was asked to review it for the blog and I hope to be reviewing it again this year. It is set in a beautiful park, with minimal hills (important for anyone carrying a tent or dragging a trolley) enough trees for shade (vital last year when it was so hot) and with plenty of space for camping.


The line up last year was great and this year it is looking good as well,and like all festivals, the line up is always expanding, at the moment the 3 days look full of great music:

  • FRIDAY  The Specials, Echo & The Bunnymen, Beverley Knight, Gaz Coombes 
  • SATURDAY  Keane, KT Tunstall, Elkie Brooks, The Shires, Trevor Horn Band, Billy Lockett.
  • SUNDAY  The Beach Boys. Paul Carrack, Alfie Boe, Hothouse Flowers, Steeleye Span.

I'm really looking forward to it again. A perfect break with the one you love, a family or a group of friends, and a good festival to take your teens, large enough for them to feel the freedom but small enough you won't be worried about losing them.

"Cornbury Music Festival is a lovingly crafted, top-notch open-air party held in the stunningly beautiful Great Tew Park near Chipping Norton in the heart of the Cotswolds. It’s a unique hybrid of premium music festival and quintessentially English village fete. There is always something for everyone with a fantastic line-up over four stages, a comedy stage, fantastic food offerings, a creative kids zone, a traditional funfair, an exclusive VIP area and beautiful campsites nestled in the estate’s rolling hills.
The Festival is very much a family affair. The Kids’ Zone is right in the middle of the festival, in sight of the main stage, so families can drop in and out whilst seeing all the festival highlights; and, unlike other festivals, all activities are free with something for all ages on the go all the time. Entrance for under-threes is free, and quieter camping options are at the same price as general camping tickets.
Cornbury Music Festival runs from 5-7 July at Great Tew Park, near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. For tickets and more information go to cornburyfestival.com"
I'll be at the festival as a guest and will be reviewing it during and after the festival, follow my twitter for live tweets from the event.

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