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 2023.
- Buy ticketsRead more: Foodies Festival Oxford 2024
Foodies Festival Oxford, part of the UK’s biggest food festival, will return over the Bank Holiday weekend with a mouth-watering summer festival, live music, workshops, masterclasses and of course, Top Chefs. Watch MasterChef Champions showw off their skills, learn how to make show-stopping cakes, sample new wines, champagnes and cocktails, taste new flavours, meet artisan producers, and most importantly, have fun all day.
Festival lineup includes: TBCRead more: Witney Music Festival 2024
Witney Music Festival 2023 is a fantastic two-day open-air music festival for all the family in Witney, Oxfordshire. It is the biggest music event in the Witney calendar, drawing in a record-breaking crowd of more than 15,000 in 2019.
Festival lineup includes: TBCBuy ticketsRead more: Nocturne Live 2024 at Blenheim Palace
Nocturne Live turns The Great Court at Blenheim Palace into a grand arena with world-class acts and 10,000 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.
Festival lineup includes: Crowded House / Sheryl CrowBuy ticketsRead more: Elementary Festival 2024
The UK’s friendliest little festival again offers you the very best in world music, workshops, food and drink, sound journeys, yoga, and dance. Immerse yourself in Elementary… a world of sound!, in the wide-open fields of Braziers Park in the heart of England once again this year.Buy ticketsRead more: Henley Festival 2024
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.
Festival lineup includes: TBCBuy ticketsRead more: Truck Festival 2024
Truck Festival 2023 will take place from 21 to 23 July 2023 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.
Festival lineup: TBCBuy ticketsRead more: Wilderness Festival 2024
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.
Festival lineup includes: TBCRead more: Rewind Festival South 2024
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 going to be one of the 2024 festivals in Oxfordshire you can’t afford to miss.
Festival lineup includes: TBCBuy ticketsRead more: The Big Feastival 2024
The Big Feastival will be back on Alex James’ beautiful Cotswolds farm this August Bank Holiday. This family-friendly music and food festival promises to be one truly unforgettable weekend. 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. The Big Feastival is for everyone, big and small.
2024 festival lineup (TBC)
Will be missed…
After nearly 20 years, the curtain has come down on the Cornbury Music Festival – an unmissable music festival in the Oxfordshire countryside. The festival, which began life in 2004, was described by the organisers as a one-of-a-kind, lovingly crafted, top-notch, open-air party tailor-made for the whole family, the festival attracted.Cornbury Music Festival, Fairport Cropredy Convention, Henley Festival, KITE Festival, Nocturne Live, Rewind Festival South, The Big Feastival, Truck Festival, Wilderness Festival
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