Musicians flock to take part in Grimsbury fest

Callow Saints headline on the final evening
Callow Saints headline on the final evening

The Grimsbury music festival is finally ready to get underway, with all the proceeds being donated to the St Leonard’s Church restoration fund.

A talented line-up of musicians will perform in the church over three days, starting today (Thursday).

Co-organiser Chris Oakes said: “I am extremely honoured to be invited to organise the final night of the festival and bring a fantastic line-up of talent from across Oxfordshire and beyond to Banbury.

“I have worked with all of the bands and musicians on several occasions and they have all been carefully chosen for their talent and showmanship.”

The event kicks off with Kris Reeder’s experimental jazz band 1984ensemble and draws to a close with the Callow Saints, who will perform some catchy rock originals.

Banbury indie-rock band Punch Drunk Monkey Club, Bicester’s Cardboard Castle and Oxford-based rapper Half Decent are also among the acts due to appear.

Whilst the event is free to attend, organisers are calling for people to dig deep and make donations.

Mr Oakes added: “All artists are giving their time and talent for free and all profits will be donated to the church restoration fund to help with essential repairs and maintenance, ensuring that the local people, musicians and artists can continue to use the church for many years to come.”

The festival runs until Saturday. Visit for more.