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Countdown to Cornbury Music Festival – 5th-7th July 2019

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With Less 10 Days To Go, Britain’s Most Enchanting Festival Is Now Taking Shape In The Heart Of Rural Oxfordshire

It’s nearly here… there’s a definite vibration rumbling through the ground…and somewhere not too distant, a steady stream of trucks is rolling into beautiful Great Tew Park to start building the loveliest intimate festival in the country.

A festival so civilised you don’t even have to put up your own tent if you don’t want to. A festival where washing oneself or eating food other than a Twix or a GrottBurger from the back of a filthy van are all considered perfectly reasonable activities and not examples of bourgeois decadence…

So – what a relief, and how nice to come to Cornbury and meet lovely people.

Oh, and of course there’s three days of absolutely sensational music. An amazing cross-section of the best of the past forty years is represented, including The Specilas, Beverkey Knight, Keane, and the institution called The Beach Boys.

Younger visitors will be entertained by everything from Bhangra Dance & Tatty Bumpkin Yoga to the regular Graffiti Wall Street Show. The Riverside & Caffe Nero Stages will showcase the local Oxfordshire scene along with tomorrow’s top talent and the legends that are Stackridge.

This is Cornbury’s 16th. Nestling in the rolling hills of the Cotswold countryside, the Great Tew Estate is one of Oxfordshire’s most beautiful and ancient sites.

‘I think it’s one of our best line-ups ever’ says Phillimore, ‘the combination of Keane, The Specials and The Beach Boys is pretty huge for us – and we’re also delighted to have our new friends, and national treasures, The Hairy Bikers returning with their fabulous Festival Feast. Last year we sold every seat in the restaurant – it was totally delicious and the feasters’ feedback was incredible.’

Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers have been cooking together for more than 20 years, travelling the world in the pursuit of great food. The stars of a string of hit television shows, and regulars on BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen, they have become the UK’s most popular cookery writing duo.

The Cornbury Festival is one of the UK’s ‘cleanest, cosiest’ boutique festivals. It’s family-orientated, with something for everyone. Quintessentially English, it’s marked by its good natured, inclusive and slightly eccentric atmosphere, with echoes of an old country village wedding or a funky farmer’s market selling fresh rock ‘n’ roll and great music galore. Come and see, come and relax… and experience it for yourself.

Tickets for the 2019 Cornbury Festival are currently on sale Here.

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Christmas Lights Switch On in Reading | Broad Street – 16 November

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The lead up to Christmas officially begins in Reading this weekend as the lights are switched on around the town.

Starting from Santa arriving on a motorised bed to light up the town and Broad Street Mall with thousands of Christmas lights, three new trees sparkle at the station, in Broad Street and The Forbury

Music in Broad Street to accompany the Christmas lights switch on:-

Jive Aces 12.30 -2.30 (X Factor finalists)

RASPO (Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra) 3.00 – 5.00

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Magical Extravaganza | 30 November 2019

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Magical Christmas in Reading – Broad Street & Abbey Ruins

Part of Magical Christmas in Reading, join us for a day of entertainment in Broad Street and a night of music, boat trips, food, light and fireworks in the Abbey Ruins. With music from Ma Bessie, Dat Brass, Avenue and Flamenco Thief, a boat tour from Cast Iron Theatre and a lighting installation from Pif-Paf Theatre, all topped off with fireworks. This is sure to be a night to remember.

The event begins at 12:00 and runs until 18:00.

No alcohol on site. Bag searches will be in operation. 

Please be aware that this is an outdoor event therefore open to the elements.

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Christmas At The Oracle

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This Christmas, The Oracle will be transformed into a magical frozen wonderland!

Head to The Riverside and enjoy a series of wondrous wintry ice capades on our festive rink.

Expect music, dancing, storytelling and lots of festive cheer… perfect for customers of all ages to enjoy and best of all, it’s FREE!

Show times
Saturday 30th November – 4:30pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
Saturday 7th December – 4:30pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
Saturday 14th December – 4:30pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
Sunday 21st December – 4:30pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm

FURTHER INFO
No need to book, simply turn up and enjoy the Christmas magic!

Please note, the ice rink is for performances only. No public skating is available.

LOCATION
The Riverside.

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