Music stars descend on the Cotswold stage

Tom Jones. Photo by Carsten Windhorst
Tom Jones. Photo by Carsten Windhorst

A diverse combination of bands and solo artists are set to play to thousands of music lovers at the Cornbury Festival this weekend.

With Rockney duo Chas and Dave, pop band Blue and the legendary Tom Jones all making appearances in the rolling Oxfordshire countryside, there really will be something for everyone.

Scottish rockers The Fratellis are also lined up to play a set.

Frontman Jon Fratelli spoke exclusively to the Banbury Guardian ahead of their festival date and release of their new album on August 21.

He said: “We have all had about seven to eight months off for the first time in a while which has been really enjoyable. It will be the first time we have played Cornbury but we don’t really have a preference of festivals or the smaller venues because it all depends on what happens on the night.

“There can be that little bit of magic between the audience and the band and when that alchemy happens on a festival night in the dark with all the lights that is a bit special.”

Cornbury also play host to a number of up-and-coming artists who represent a new generation of music, including American soul-songstress Chastity Brown.

Promoter Hugh Phillimore 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.”

The festival runs from July 10 to 12. Visit www.