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KITE Festival 2023

09 June to 11 June

KirtlingtonOxfordshireOX5 3JN
01869 350236
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KITE Festival 2023
KITE Festival 2023

About KITE Festival 2023

KITE is a new festival of music and ideas that takes place at Kirtlington Park in Kidlington, just north of Oxford city. KITE Festival 2023, the second edition, will take place from 09 to 11 June 2023.


Think era-defining icons, contemporary stars and emerging talent driving the music scene forward.

A bold line up presented across four stages. Focused on alternative music 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. From intimate shows allowing you to get up close and personal with artists to open arenas where the biggest acts in the world can spread their wings.


Think concepts big and small and the spaces to explore them.

There will be talk about the major forces shaping the world we live in, today and in the future. Together, you’ll explore answers to big questions relating to power, our planet, technology, identity, living and culture. In-depth interviews and keynotes will sit side by side with discussions and debates where you, the audience, get to have your say.

Food and drink

Follow your nose and treat yourself to some delicious street food. Sweet and savoury, meaty, gluten and dairy free, vegan and vegetarian options from all around the world. Soak up the atmosphere and get stuck in.


Kirtlington Park is KITE’s home, and it’ll become yours too for the weekend. Pitch your own tent (or have one ready pitched for you), and make yourself at home. Campervans and live-in vehicles are welcome at KITE – if you’re lucky enough to have one.

KITE Festival 2023 lineup

Music: Main Stage / Heavenly Presents / Bloom / Skylark Social

Main Stage: Hot Chip / Suede / Candi Staton

Heavenly Presents: Baxter Dury / Sofia Kourtesis / Sarathy Korwar / Mauskovic Dance Band / Decius / Lynks / Raw Silk / David Holmes

Ideas: The Forum / The Town Hall / The Pod / Tortoise Newsroom

Live podcasts: Talk Art with Russell Tovey and Rob Diament / The Breakup Monologues with Rosie Wilby / My Time Capsule with Mike Fenton Stevens /
HOAXED Live with Alexi Mostrous

Heavenly Presents: Dylan Jones / Max Porter / Miki Berenyi

Comedy: Alistair Green / Toussaint Douglass / Josh Berry / Shazia Mirza/ Kiri Pritchard McLean

And many more to be announced


Please see important ticketing information below.

Ticketing information

Early bird tickets for KITE Festival 2023 now on sale.

Tickets are available to buy through See Tickets via the book tickets link.

Tickets are non-refundable. However, if you have spare tickets, we recommend that you visit See Tickets’ Fan-to-Fan ticket marketplace where you can sell them at face value.