Alanis Morissette, heads a powerful line up of female performers including country trio The Adelaides and Megan McKenna at this year’s returning Cornbury Music Festival, Great Tew Park, July 13th – 15th
Cornbury Festival has always been incredibly supportive of Country Music. Every year that we have been, they have a good number of acts playing across the weekend and the response from festival goers has always been overwhelming. Past years have seen The Shires, Ward Thomas, Striking Matches, Jess and The Bandits, Laura Oakes, The Wandering Hearts, Raintown, Callaghan, Twinnie and many more play.
Last year, Cornbury held its Fabulous Finale with every intention of closing its gates but due to phenomenal demand from fans, artists, sponsors and more, the festival is returning and we couldn’t be happier.
Cornbury Festival is one of, if not THE nicest and most warming family music festivals going and it is right in the heart of the cotswolds at Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire. The Finale last year left us heartbroken with us crying along to Bryan Adams singing Everything I Do, I Do It For You so the fact it has reopened its gates gets a massive Yippie from us and the fact they will have more country artists gets a Yee Haw!
With a full line up yet to be announced, so far, we can tell you that new rising UK country trio The Adelaides will make their Cornbury debut and will be joining the unbelievably amazing Canadian singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette whose album Jagged Little Pill is arguably one of the best albums of the nineties. Joining The Adelaides from country music is reality star turned Country Singer Megan McKenna who more than proved her worth as a singer on her mini documentary series There’s Something About Megan. Megan also sold out a mini tour in the UK in December with The Adelaides as her support. Also on the line up is scottish singer/songwriter Nina Nesbitt who may be familiar to country fans from her credits on The Shires – My Universe album. Other acts include Amy McDonald, Mavis Staples, Pixie Lott, PP Arnold, Grainne Duffy, Southern Avenue and Kolars
During an interview we had last year with Cornbury founder Hugh Phillimore – he said when asked about Country at Cornbury;
“I’m a huge country fan. I’ve been trying to get the Dixie Chicks for years and I always try to include a few US country acts – whatever I can afford. The rise of UK country has been great as obviously they have less far to travel. Country like the Blues is emotional music and our audience likes great songs.”
Full interview can be read here
This is such exciting news and we cannot wait to hear the rest of the line up on March 1st. Official press release and ticket info below.
Official press release below
Responding to a clarion call from fans to return after last year’s Fabulous Finale, the rejuvenated Cornbury Festival is back for 2018 with a fantastic UK festival exclusive. Alanis Morissette will headline the festival’s Saturday line up on July 14th. The Queen of Alt-Rock and author of the iconic ‘Jagged Little Pill’ album which has sold over 33 million copies since its release in 1995 will be the headline artist for the festival in Great Tew Park. Now in its celebratory 15th year and back for the year that wasn’t meant to happen. ‘I’m still in shock from the massive outpouring of love and support for Cornbury’ says promoter Hugh Phillimore. ‘We’re back thanks to the incredible loyalty of our fans’.
Joining Alanis on Saturday are a host of great female music stars from the legendary Mavis Staples, Scottish rocker Amy MacDonald, fellow Scots singer songwriter Nina Nesbitt, singer & actress Pixie Lott, Sixties soul star PP Arnold, Itunes chart topping new country star Megan McKenna breaking blues guitarist Grainne Duffy, new US soulsters Southern Avenue, sonic thrill duo Kolars and harmonic trio The Adelaides.
The rest of the Cornbury line-up for Friday 13th and Sunday 15th July will be announced on March 1st. The three day festival in Oxfordshire is a family friendly event, commended to be one of the safest festivals in the UK with activities for all ages and a favourite of local celebrities and their children.
Saturday Day tickets are available from 8am February 14th along with weekend tickets via http://www.cornburyfestival.com
Saturday Day tickets- £85 Adult, £45 young person or over 70, £20 Child
Weekend tickets – £170 Adult, £200 with camping, £85 young person or over 70, £115 with camping, £30 child, £35 with camping. VIP options also available.