There are a variety of festivals taking place in Oxfordshire this summer. 

The events will celebrate the very best of music, art, performance and food and will take place right here in the county. 

Big names from the world of music will play at the festivals, including Anne-Marie, Years & Years, James Morrison and The Human League. 

These are the festivals you can look forward to and their line-ups: 

Nocturne Live 2022

June 15 – 18 at Blenheim Palace

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Nocturne Live 2022 will turn The Great Court at Blenheim Palace into a huge venue which will play host to world-famous acts.

The line-up:

Wednesday June 15 2022 - Simply Red and The Brand New Heavies

Thursday June 16 2022 - David Gray, James Morrison and Nerina Pallot

Friday June 17 2022 - UB40 feat Ali Campbell, with Maxi Priest, Aswad and Cleveland Watkiss

Saturday June 18 2022 - Simple Minds, Deacon Blue and Caezar

Rewind Festival South 2022

August 19 – 21 at Temple Island Meadows in Henley-on-Thames

Rewind Festival celebrates the music of the 1980s, with well-known 80s icons taking to the stage.

The line-up:

Saturday August 20: Saturday will be headlined by Holly Johnson, the lead vocalist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

Other acts will include Level 42, Scritti Politti, Slim Jim Phantom, Martin Kemp, Belinda Carlisle, Bjorn Again, Odyssey, Kim Wilde, Johnny Hates Jazz and Blancmange.

Sunday August 21: Sunday will be headlined by The Human League, who had hits with Don’t You Want Me, Mirror Man and Tell Me When.

Other acts on Sunday include Tom Bailey, Heather Small, Hothouse flowers, T’Pau, Tunde, The Selecter, Chesney Hawkes, Midge Ure, Mica Paris and The Real Thing.

Wilderness Festival

August 4 – 7 at Cornbury Park in Charlbury

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Wilderness is a four-day boutique festival spanning music, the arts, food and wellbeing.

The main stage: Underworld, Jungle, Years & Years, Peggy Gou, Róisín Murphy, Jordan Rakei, Gabriels, Craig Charles, Binker and Moses, Ibibio Sound Machine, Willie J Healey,  Billie Marten, House Gospel Choir, Azure Ryder, Áine Deane

Live music and late night dancing: David Morales, Derrick Carter, Krystal Klear, Louise Chen, Storm Mollison, Pip Blom, Dele Sosimi, Thrill Collins, Mista Trick Live,  Elles Bailey, Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band, Brass Funkeys, The Wilderness Family Ceilidh, Patch & The Giant, DJ Chris Tofu, The Wanton String Band, Josef Akin Cut A Shine, Front Room Songs, Woodburner Music, Brass & Bass with Continental Drifts & Global Local, Secret Sets & Special Guests in The Hustle

The House of Sublime presents: Queer House Party, Fèmmme Fraîche, MIMI’s, Michelle Manetti, Kim Lana, Marie Malarie, Ms.G, Linzi Symons, Darren Skene, Roundhouse Presents, Cabaret Fatale, Alternative Miss Wilderness with The Provibers, RhyssPieces, NAKEDpresents PMBC & Lucinda B.Hind

Feasting & Long Table Banquets: Skye Gyngell, Adam Handling, Niklas Ekstedt, Will Devlin, Robin Gill, Helen Graham, Noor Murad, Social Pantry, Woodfired Canteen & Friends

World-class arts and performances: Sadler’s Wells presents, Women in Jazz, The Wilderness Orchestra, God’s Jukebox, Hofesh Shechter’s ‘Shechter II’ present ‘Contemporary Dance 2.0’, Chhaya Collective’s ‘Khaos’ & ‘Hymnos’, Autin Dance Theatre, Swing Patrol,  Royal Albert Hall’s Jazz for Kids, Pinky Promise

Talks, ideas and spoken word: Russell Kane, The Guilty Feminist, Michelle De Swarte, The Conduit, How To Academy, Sunday Papers Live, State Of The Nation,  Sanderson Jones & Sunday Assembly, Salon London Presents ‘Gigantic Ideas’, Lyrix Organix, Rebel Wisdom, The Poetry Takeaway,  Phlox Bookshop, Togetherness

Fairport's Cropredy Convention

August 11 – 13 at Cropredy

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Taking place annually since 1979, Fairport's Cropredy Convention, previously Cropredy Festival, is a festival of rock and folk music.

The line-up:

Thursday August 11: The Trevor Horn Band, Clannad, Edward II, Thumping Tommys, Fairport Convention Acoustic

Friday August 12: Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited, Turin Brakes, Sharon Shannon, Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Martyn Joseph, Home Service, Emily Barker, Maddie Morris

Saturday August 13: Fairport Convention & Friends (inc Full House), Richard Thompson, Matthews Southern Comfort, Rosalie Cunningham, The Bar Steward Sons Of Val Doonican, Holy Moly & The Crackers, Seth Lakeman

Truck Festival

July 22 – 24 at Hill Farm

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Described as the ‘Godfather’ of small music festivals, Truck Festival will feature a range of big names this summer.

The line-up:

Bombay Bicycle Club, Sam Fender, Kasabian, The Kooks and Blossoms are the big names of the festivals list this year.

Other acts include Sigrid, Easy Life, Kelis,Sundara Karma, Inhaler, Sports Team Palace, Shame and Jade Bird.

The Subways, The Big Moon, Dinosaur Pile Up, The Magic Gang, Orla Gartland, Blackhoney, Sam Ryder, Alfie Templeman, Yard Act Spector, Kawala, Vistas, Sorry, Bloxx, Baby Queen, Do Nothing Matila Mann, Only The Poets, The Goa Express, Talk Show and Just Mustard are also on the bill.

Big Feastival

August 26 – 28 at Alex James’ Farm

The Big Feastival is an annual food and music festival hosted on Alex James’ Oxfordshire farm.

Friday August 26: Friday will be  headlined by The Human League, with special guests the Sugababes also performing. Alfie Templeman and The Sherlocks will also take to the main stage.

Saturday August 27:

Saturday will feature Anne-Marie, Basement Jaxx, The Lottery Winners, Sam Ryder, The Cuban Brothers and Duke.

Sunday August 28:

The final day will see the Stereophonics take to the stage, alongside Gabrielle, Jake Bugg, Lola Young and The Futureheads.

Oxford Foodies Festival 2022

August 27 – 29 at South Park in Oxford

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The festival is a celebration of food, drink and live music.

The headliners for the event are Natalie Imbruglia, The Feeling, Liberty X and N-Trance.

Henley Festival

July 6 – 10 in Henley-on-Thames

The festival is a black tie event which features art, music and food.

The line-up:

Wednesday July 6th – The Script & in the Nightclub Boney M

Thursday July 7th – Craig David

Friday July 8th – Tom Jones SOLD OUT

Saturday July 9th – Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics with The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley

Sunday July 10th – 40th Anniversary Celebratory Evening featuring Katherine Jenkins & Jack Savoretti

Cornbury Festival

July 8 – 10 at Great Tew Park

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Cornbury Festival is a music festival which is described by the organisers as a “one-of-a-kind, lovingly crafted, top notch, very English open air party, tailor-made for the whole family”.

The line-up:

Friday July 8: James Blunt, The Magic Numbers, The Darkness, Alice Russell, Amy Montgomery, Stone Foundation, Tamzene, Ferris & Sylvester

Saturday July 9: Bryan Adams, Mica Paris, The Waterboys, Andy Fairweather Low, Get Cape Wear Fly, Police Dog Hogan, Beans on Toast, Charlie Starmer-Smith, Captain Accident, 2 Tone All Skas

Sunday July 10: Ronan Keating, Jools Holland &His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, The Christians, William The Coqueror, Staks With Special Guest, Lottery Winners, Altered Images, Toby Lee, Ferris & Sylvester, Tuneless Choir


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