The unmissable music festivals in Oxfordshire in 2022

The 2021 festivals in Oxfordshire you can't afford to miss

The unmissable music festivals in Oxfordshire

Summer is the season of music festivals in Oxfordshire. And 2022 promises some meaningful musical highs to help us all move on from an exceedingly trying couple of years.

From the world’s biggest music icons in open-air theatres to happy hippie vibes in suburban fields, there are plenty of world-class music festivals scheduled to take place across Oxfordshire.

And with loads of tickets rolling over from previously cancelled events, some of these music festivals have already sold out. So if you’re planning on going to any music festivals in Oxfordshire, you’ll need to get booking quickly!

Take a look at our guide to the unmissable music festivals in Oxfordshire in 2022. We’ll be adding to the list as more festival dates are announced.

Nocturne Live 2022 at Blenheim Palace

15 to 19 June 2022
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Festival lineup includes: Simply Red, The Brand New Heavies, James Morrison, Nerina Pallot, Ali Campbell, Jimmy Cliff, Aswad, Simple Minds, Deacon Blue, Caezar, Lionel Richie and Macy Gray

Nocturne Live turns The Great Court at Blenheim Palace into a grand arena with world-class acts and 7,000 seats. It can be an all-day affair with VIP dining in the famous State Rooms, a stroll in the palace’s vast grounds, or a waterside picnic. It can also be an evening gig for those who just want to hear their favourite live music.

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A highlight of the summer social calendar at Blenheim Palace, The Battle Proms is the perfect opportunity to gather friends and family for a spectacular and memorable night out in a stunning setting at the world heritage site. Expect an afternoon of breath-taking displays from the riders of the Battle Proms Napoleonic cavalry and The Red Devils – the British Army and Parachute Regiments official display team.

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Henley Festival 2021

Henley Festival 2022

06 to 10 July 2022
Henley-on-Thames Town Centre

Festival lineup includes: TBC

Henley Festival is an exclusive boutique black-tie festival that takes place over five days, celebrating the best of the UK and International music and arts. The festival is a truly unique event. It embraces a vibrant programme from pop to world music, classical to jazz where art and gastronomy share equal billing with music.

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Cornbury Music Festival 2021 at Great Tew Park, near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

Cornbury Music Festival 2022

09 to 11 July 2022
Great Tew Estate

Festival lineup includes: Bryan Adams will return to headline the festival on Saturday 09 July 2022

The Cornbury Music Festival is one-of-a-kind, lovingly crafted, top notch, very English open air party, tailor-made for the whole family. Like the best of England, The Cornbury Music Festival is civilised, charming and irresistible, and takes place on the beautiful Great Tew Park Estate in the heart of the Cotswolds.

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What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this July - Truck Festival 2021 Oxfordshire

Truck Festival 2022

22 to 24 July 2022
Hill Farm

Festival lineup includes: TBC

Following the cancellation in 2021, the organisers have confirmed that Truck Festival 2022 will take place from 22 to 24 July 2022 in the idyllic Oxfordshire countryside. Often described as the Godfather of the small music festivals, the Truck Festival has been featuring some of the biggest and best emerging artists since 1998. The festival takes place at Hill Farm in Steventon, and it is widely regarded as one of the unmissable music festivals in Oxfordshire.

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Wilderness Festival 2022

04 to 07 August 2022
Cornbury Park, Charlbury

Festival lineup includes: TBC

Wilderness festival is the multi-award winning 4-day festival combining live music, contemporary arts and an array of theatre, artisanship, late-night parties, outdoor pursuits and culinary experiences. It’s one festival where genres are redefined, identity is turned on its head, and arts from across the spectrum sit side by side.

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Fairport Cropredy Convention 2021

Fairport Cropredy Convention 2022

11 to 13 August 2022
Cropredy Village

Festival lineup includes: The Trevor Horn Band, Clannad, Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited, Fairport Convention & Friends (inc Full House), and Richard Thompson.

Following cancellations in 2020 and 2021, we’re looking forward to the Fairport Cropredy Convention 2022 that will be staged over the weekend of 11 to 13 August 2022. The annual festival of folk and rock music, headed by British folk-rock band Fairport Convention is held on the edge of the village of Cropredy in Oxfordshire.

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Stonor Park Proms

Stonor Park Proms 2022

14 August
Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames

Festival lineup includes: London Gala Orchestra and more to be announced

Set in the magnificent gardens of Stonor Park, ‘Stonor Park Proms’ is a spectacular classical concert that will be a night to remember for the whole family. Guest soloists will be joined on stage by the London Gala Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell.

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Rewind Festival South at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Rewind Festival South 2022

19 to 21 August 2022
Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames

Festival lineup includes: TBC

Rewind Festival South is probably the biggest 80’s music festival in the world. It is a spectacular event, packed full of fun, laughter, great (and terrible!) costumes and friends. Celebrate the best decade around with all your favourite 80s icons. Get your tickets and join the biggest party of the summer. This really is one of the 2022 festivals in Oxfordshire you can’t afford to miss.

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The Big Feastival 2022

26 to 28 August 2020
Alex James’ Farm, Kingham

Festival lineup includes: TBC

The Big Feastival is a family-friendly music and food festival taking place on Alex James’ Farm near Kingham in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds over the August bank holiday weekend from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August 2022. The Big Feastival is for everyone, big and small. Expect a top drawer selection of live music acts, some of the country's top chefs, and plenty of hands-on activities for both big and little ones.

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Foodies Festival Oxford

Foodies Festival Oxford 2022

27 to 29 August
South Park, Oxford

Festival lineup includes: Natalie Imbruglia, N-Trance, Liberty X.

This mouth-watering summer festival returns to Oxford's South Park with live music from chart-topping headliners, workshops and masterclasses featuring MasterChef Champions, Michelin star and top local chefs cooking their signature summer recipes, Bake Off winners and top bakers in The Cake & Desserts Theatre, new wines, champagnes and cocktails to sample in The Drinks Theatre, and Kids Zone with Kids Cookery Theatre.

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12 to 21 August
Waterperry Gardens, Near Wheatley, Oxfordshire

Following the sell-out success of the 2020 mini-festival, Waterperry Opera Festival will return with an ambitious ten-day open-air Covid-safe festival in August 2021. This year’s programme will include seven productions as well as workshops, masterclasses, talks, and pop-up performances that will take advantage of Waterperry’s extensive historic grounds.

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13 to 15 August
Bicester, Oxfordshire

Festival lineup includes: Razorlight, Gabrielle, Scouting for Girls, Squeeze, Soul 2 Soul

The new addition to the CarFest family takes place at Bicester Heritage from 13 to 15 August. Going to take you back to simpler times – when cars were cooler, plus music from living music legends to some of the best tribute bands, a roller disco, a vinyl fair and all things collectable from toys and games to gadgets and gizmos.

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Blenheim Palace Food Festival 2022

02 to 05 June
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

20 to 22 August
Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Blenheim Palace Food Festival offers cookery demonstrations, talks, drinks tasting, beer and wine pairings, and the opportunity to taste and buy gifts from 130 regional food producers and drink experts, including artisan bakers, craft brewers, gourmet burgers, international cuisine, traditional ice creams, and handmade sweets, and to meet celebrated chefs.

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03 to 05 September
Wallingford

Festival lineup: TBC.

Organisers of the unique free family festival BunkFest have made known their intention to hold BunkFest 2021 this year, as planned, from 03 to 05 September 2021, provided Government guidelines allow them to put on a full festival. Details of this small but growing end of summer folk festival will be published here when it becomes available.

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28 September to 04 October
Various locations across Oxford

The Oxford Chamber Music Festival is happening this Autumn with a full programme of events in atmospheric and unusual venues all around Oxford. This year’s festival features a stellar lineup of artists including Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake, Imogen Cooper, Sukhwinder ‘Pinky-Ji’ Singh, Nicolas Altstaedt, Marmen Quartet, Stephen Kovacevich, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Matthew Barley and Hugo Ticciati, to name only a few!

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What’s on in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this July - Truck Festival 2021 Oxfordshire

Truck Festival 2022

22 to 24 July 2022
Hill Farm

An astonishing array of artists will appear in more than 100 events, encompassing the great song cycles of Schubert and Schumann, the riches of fin-de-siècle Paris, the epic landscapes of Scandinavia, and the vibrant sphere of American song. As well as in-person attendance, the Festival will be live-streamed, allowing audiences around the world to enjoy this thrilling and immersive fortnight of exploration, discovery and inspiration.

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