Get in quick for earlybird tickets to Cornbury

Earlybird tickets for next year's Cornbury Festival go on sale on Friday. Picture by Ben Phillips Photography at www.bphillips.co.uk NNL-151011-093210001
Earlybird tickets for next year's Cornbury Festival go on sale on Friday. Picture by Ben Phillips Photography at www.bphillips.co.uk NNL-151011-093210001

Cornbury Music Festival opens its earlybird ticket sale for the 13th edition of this popular family festival at 9am on Friday.

Next year’s festival, entitled The Baker’s Dozen, will be held as usual at Great Tew Park near Chipping Norton from 8-10 July 2016.

Festival organisers are offering up to 50 per cent off weekend tickets and campervan passes for the earlybird period but music fans will have to be quick as earlybird tickets are likely to sell out before the end of November.

Hugh Phillimore, organiser, said: “I’m pulling out all the stops on the line-up for 2016 and so far we’re getting good results with two of our headliners and eight other main acts already confirmed. I’m absolutely determined that Cornbury 2016 will be an even better year.’

With the discount, an adult weekend camping ticket costs just £165 - a saving of £35 - with children’s weekend camping tickets better than half price, at only £15.

Next year the Festival Friday will also feature a full day’s line-up with the arena opening at 9am and artists performing from 11am. The music festival is marking its 13th year with a special membership club to reward its loyal fans.

Music lovers can become a Cornbury Festival Friend with an annual standing order for £100. Friends will get a 30 per cent discount on up to eight full-price weekend tickets – with or without camping – making an annual saving of up to £480. Festival Friends tickets will be available from November to the end of January via telephone booking service only.

You can also become a Cornbury Festival Patron for a one off payment by cheque of £250 plus an annual standing order for £250.

Patrons will be eligible for a 30 per cent discount on up to six full-price weekend VIP tickets – with or without camping - an annual saving of up to £567). Patrons will benefit from a personalised booking service direct with the festival promoter’s office and access to a new Patrons & Partners VIP marquee. Patrons will be credited in the festival programme.

Or you can become a Cornbury Festival Partner for a one off payment by cheque of £500 plus annual standing order for £750. Partners will be entitled to four VIP complimentary tickets annually and partners will benefit from a personalised booking service direct with the festival promoter’s office and will have access to a new Patrons & Partners VIP Marquee. Partners will be credited in festival programme.

And if people want to splash out, they can become a Cornbury Festival Life Member for a one off payment by cheque of £5,000. They will be entitled to six VIP complimentary tickets annually and will have access to the ‘Best Seats In The House’ via an exclusive viewing platform.

They will also benefit from a personalised booking service direct with the festival promoter’s office and will have access to a new Patrons & Partners VIP Marquee. Partners will be credited in festival programme.

Mr Phillimore added: ‘Twelve years ago when we started this extraordinary adventure, we offered a life membership scheme which guaranteed VIP tickets for life with a one-off payment. We were brimming with confidence and enthusiasm.

“Although only a dozen people shared our belief, they’ve been rewarded for their faith with a very very good deal and are still receiving their free tickets today.

“As we head into our lucky 13th year, like the Baker’s Dozen we’ve decided to offer a bit more and are introducing a new friends scheme. This time it’s available primarily on a yearly basis and is much more affordable than our original scheme, offering an extended period for an earlybird-type discount as well as other benefits. We’ve retained a life member option for the spot-a-good-longterm-deal Cornbury supporter, the uber enthusiast, the life lottery winner and the very generous person!’

Earlybird ticket prices are £140 for an adult weekend ticket and £165 with camping. A young person’s weekend ticket for those aged between 13-16 costs £70 or £95 with camping, with children aged between three and 12 costing £15.

For people aged over 70 an earlybird weekend ticket costs £70 and £95 with camping.

Visit cornburymusicfestival.com, where you can also sign up for the membership scheme, or call the ticket hotline 0844 338 0000 from 9am on Friday.