Cornbury calls time on festival

Cornbury Music Festival 2017 will be the festivals last hurrah
Cornbury Music Festival 2017 will be the festivals last hurrah
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Organisers of the Cornbury Festival have announced that next year’s event will be their last.

The music festival will run its 14th and final event from Friday July 7 to Sunday July 9 at the Great Tew location.

Festival director Hugh Phillimore said: “We’ve had a fantastic run over the last 13 years and are very proud of the lovely event we’ve created.

“We’ve hosted a marvellous annual party for our loyal audience, the odd royal, multi-generational families, aristocracy, Prime Ministers, film stars, farmers, rockers, and ladies who make exceedingly good cakes.

“We have found ourselves in the centre of a wonderful community and are proud that we’ve been able to benefit many local causes over the years.”

The family friendly festival, nicknamed ‘Poshstock’ has welcomed world-renowned artists to its stages including Joe Cocker, Amy Winehouse, Robert Plant, Paul Simon, Van Morrison, Blondie, Hugh Laurie, Bryan Ferry and Booker T.

Next year’s line up has yet to be announced but organisers are expecting high demand and early bird tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Friday). VIP weekend tickets will be also be available as part of the early bird offer for the first time from cornburymusicfestival.com.

Mr Phillimore said: “We’re going out with a bang.

“I can’t wait to celebrate with friends old and new. Don’t miss out on this last chance to join us for our fabulous finale.”