Wild times ahead as crop of music festivals begin

Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach

First published in News

THOUSANDS of music lovers are expected to enjoy a bumper weekend at two Oxfordshire festivals.

The 34th annual Cropredy festival began today in the village just outside Banbury, with hosts Fairport Convention upholding the tradition of opening the three-day event with an acoustic set.

About 20,000 people are expected at the sold out folk and rock music festival, which will see an appearance from Chas ‘n’ Dave as well as bands including the Waterboys and Marillion.

Fairpoint Convention will also close proceedings on Saturday evening.

Revellers will also be flocking to Cornbury Park in Charlbury for the return of the Wilderness festival, which starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday.

The festival’s fourth outing at the estate features London Grammar, Metronomy and the legendary Burt Bacarach. There will also be theatre events, banquets, torch-lit processions, masked balls and acrobatic displays as well as wild swimming, woodland foraging walks and meditation.

The festival was named the UK’s ‘Best New Festival’ at the 2012 Festival Awards UK.


 

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Our top stories

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree