Following the success and the sunshine that was bestowed upon last year’s inaugural and sold out Over The Hill festival, local promoters Glovebox Live proudly bring the festival back for a second year. Over The Hill festival will take place on Bank-Holiday Monday 31st August 2020.
Making a welcome return to the Cotswolds, Over The Hill festival will once again be set in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside at in the stunning location of Cogges Manor Farm, which has been featured in award-winning ITV series Downtown Abbey.
Described by one happy attendee as, ‘A little maverick,’ this gem of a festival will yet again be bringing the very best UK-based Americana and folk music to Oxfordshire. This year will also welcome some of the finest acts from America too alongside a wide selection of music such as country, roots and blues, which will be housed in two beautiful stone barn stages. Over The Hill will currently see acts such as Bennett Wilson Poole (Robin Bennett, Danny Wilson and Tony Poole), Elles Bailey and Kaitlyn Baker performing at the festival in 2020.
Alongside the performances, the festival will be returning with its first-class catering such as the Oxford Mail’s 5-star rated Burn Out BBQ, The Edge Eatery supplying the best vegan and vegetarian food options as well as the 2 The Moon Gin & Prosecco Horsebox. Proudly sponsored by award-winning brewer Wychwood Brewery for a second year, the family-friendly festival is access friendly and has lots of free parking.
Tickets are £30 in advance or £40 on the day (with a limited number of 12 and under tickets priced at £10.) Tickets will go on sale from 10 AM on Friday 24 January and they will be available from: www.ticketsource.co.uk/glove and Rapture Entertainment in Witney.
Bennett Wilson Poole
Danny George Wilson (Danny and the Champions of the World, Grand Drive) and Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Goldrush, Saint Etienne) will join forces with producer extraordinaire and king of the electric twelve-string Rickenbacker, Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing.) Their majestic voices, guitars, and song writing combine to marvellous effect in a collection of songs that began as uplifting acoustic music, which then grew into something far more wide-ranging and transcendent.
Pulling on influences from the 60s pop of The Byrds, The Beatles and The Beach Boys, through to the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, with dashes of Petty and Springsteen thrown in for good measure, perhaps the most remarkable thing is that what shines through all of this is the quality and originality of the song writing.
Receiving four UK Blues nominations in 2018 and two consecutive nominations for, ‘Female Vocalist of the Year,’ award in the European Blues Awards, this Bristol-based singer-songwriter is, “Nothing short of phenomenal,” according to Building Our Own Nashville. By seamlessly weaving roots-y blues, country and soulful rock with a contemporary edge, Elles Bailey saw her latest album Road I Call Home go straight to number one of the Amazon Blues Charts. Headlining tours all around the UK and Europe in 2019, it will not be long before Bailey and her trademark smoky vocals are some of the best in UK Americana music scene.
Referred to as a modern day, “Coal miner’s daughter,” the 23-year-old singer-songwriter’s soaring vocals resonate a true piece of America. Born and raised in a small town in Virginia, Baker has been challenging the song writing abilities of some of Nashville’s finest with tracks such as Coal Train being featured in the Academy of Country Music’s 2015 ACM Awards ZinePak album. Performing coast-to-coast alongside artists such as Brett Eldregde and Travis Tritt, Kaitlyn Baker is one of the fastest growing country artists in America and has been described as one of the, “Top 10 Country Artists to Watch,” by The Huffington Post.
About the Promoter
Glovebox Live are a West Oxfordshire-based music promotions company who have promoted many magical events that have featured the likes of Hunter & The Bear, Stone Foundation and Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze. Moreover, they have also curated the Hobgoblin Stage at Wychwood Festival, the Truck Store / Rapture stage at The Riverside Festival and started their own record label.