Cornbury to celebrate tenth year in style
The Cornbury Music Festival will celebrate its tenth year in style with the likes of Van Morrison and James Arthur coming to Great Tew in July.
Crowds coming to the 2013 festival will see first-time appearances from ‘Van the man’ himself, Van Morrison, brit-rockers Keane and Scottish balladeer Amy MacDonald.
Returning champions of festivals past include Imelda May with a record-breaking eighth appearance, along with other public requested returnees Squeeze, Bellowhead, Beverley Knight, The Proclaimers, Echo & The Bunnymen, Seth Lakeman and Tift Merritt.
New stars for this year include X Factor winner James Arthur, Emilia Mitiku, King Charles, Lawson, Jack Savoretti, Lucy Spraggan and world music pioneers Osibisa.
For those who are up for a laugh, the Absolute Radio Comedy Stage returns this year and so do the Oxfordshire folk who created much-loved BBC panel show QI.
Festival director Hugh Phillimore said: “I’m truly amazed that we have reached our tenth anniversary – we’re all really proud to have created such a well-regarded event which we feel ranks amongst the best in the UK.
“It’s been an interesting road – we’ve obviously grown-up with the event and learnt many lessons along the way – and I’m particularly thrilled that we’ve managed to secure such a fantastic bill in our anniversary year.”
This year, the festival has teamed up with Hook Norton Brewery for the creation of the anniversary ale, The Glorious 10th, which will be available in local pubs prior to the event.
For more information and to book, visit www.bookingsdirect.com, call 0844 338 0000 or go to the festival’s website at www.cornburyfestival.com
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