Great news pussycats, Sir Tom’s at Cornbury

Sir Tom Jones has been confirmed to play at this year's Cornbury Music Festival at Great Tew in July. Photo by Carsten Windhorst NNL-150303-120023001
Sir Tom Jones has been confirmed to play at this year's Cornbury Music Festival at Great Tew in July. Photo by Carsten Windhorst NNL-150303-120023001

Legendary Welsh soul man Sir Tom Jones will make his Cornbury Music Festival debut at Great Tew this year.

True legends, a powerful dose of the blues and a touch of X Factor means this year’s festival from July 10-12 will have something for everyone.

Sir Tom will be joined by Supertramp founder, singer-songwriter Roger Hodgson, great British rockers Razorlight and The Fratellis, rockney-heroes Chas & Dave and the ever pop-tastic Blue.

Hugh Phillimore, festival promoter, is naturally very excited about this year’s line-up. He said: “I’m really delighted with the variety of what we’ll hear at the Cornbury Music Festival this year - such amazing artists coming together in our little corner of the Cotswolds.

“We’re really excited by future stars Jack Savoretti, Chastity Brown and The Harbour representing the new generation, by Only the Young adding a little X Factor and by the purveyor of pure fun, festival closer Billy Ocean, giving us a rousing finale.”

A variety of genres are well represented over the summer weekend – American Rock sisters Larkin Poe lead the charge, along with the exceptional Welsh alt-folkers Paper Aeroplanes.

Old and new country stars Hank Wangford, The Shires and Ward Thomas showcase the best of Nashville; Joanne Shaw-Taylor and perennial James Hunter sing the blues, whilst Martha Reeves and the Vandellas will have everyone dancing in the street.

The heady combination of musical acts will join together for the 12th Cornbury Music Festival with further announcements to follow, including details of a new comedy partnership, the emerging artists of the Caffe Nero Stage and the brain-tingling line-ups of the Riverside and Unbound stages.

Last year’s Cornbury Festival welcomed Jools Holland, Simple Minds and Gipsy Kings to the Great Tew Estate, with others acts such as Sam Bailey, The Feeling and 10cc also performing to bumper crowds.

Tickets for this year’s Cornbury Music Festival are already on sale, and cost £182 for an adult weekend pass or £89 for a day ticket. Young people aged between 13 and 18 can get a weekend pass for £94 or a day ticket for £45.

For more information on ticket prices call the hotline on 0844 338 0000 or visit www.cornburyfestival.com/tickets

Further updates can also be viewed on the festival’s social media pages, on Twitter @Cornbury or Instagram @cornburymusicfestival