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If you love live music, Southern Oxfordshire offers a eclectic selection covering from folk to punk via 80s music and more traditional indie bands, often accompanied by an amazing selection of local ales. The pick of the crop: Rewind, Towersey, Bunkfest and Truck.

  • Truck Fest - A local rock festival with big names that welcomes, both adults and children, normally in the third week-end of July. The festival is held at Hill Farm in Steventon and the main stage is constructed from three large flatbed trucks.
  • Bunkfest - Free family festival in Wallingford, held at the end of August. Live music, food, dance, silent disco and children's activities. 
  • Towersey Festival - It is about music, dance, spoken word, street theatre, visual art, film, and song in beautiful surroundings. With these 5 nights and 4 days of music, this is the best way to enjoy your holidays and have fun. Late August
  • Hideaway Festival - A three day festival that has seen many top acts including Republica, Big Country. Alabama 3 and Dreadzone performing in the past. Hidden in the Chiltern Hills near Henley, with three stages. Kids welcome, under 12's free, lots of camping. Early August.
  • Rewind A good way to have fun and rediscover the 80s. Live music and a campsite with Silent Disco, Live Karaoke, Kids Zone, FunFair, Theme Bars, Restaurants and Food Outlets. Normally takes place in August.
  • Towersey Festival - It is about music, dance, spoken word, street theatre, visual art, film, and song in beautiful surroundings. With these 5 nights and 4 days of music, this is the best way to enjoy your holidays and have fun. Late August
  • Wantage Music FestivalAn event featuring musicians of all ages for all ages. Normally takes place in July.
  • Wantage Summer FestivalMusic, drama, photography, dance, local interest walks, talks, exhibitions, arts and craft to celebrate the people of Wantage, Grove and the surrounding villages. Normally takes place in June.
  • Rug FestRug Fest will delight you with its amazing bands, delicious food, mouthwatering drinks, festival stalls and more. This event welcomes all the family. Normally takes place late June.
  • OxfestA 3 day family festival of fun and frolics for all ages which showcase local talent, performers, live Tribute bands and artists. Normally takes place in July.
  • White Horse Folk FestivalA small, friendly festival for folk fans who enjoy making new friends. Normally takes place in August.
  • Live at the Park in FaringdonEntertainment and fun for all the family. You will find live music, Tug of war contest, charity Football Match and much more. Normally takes place in June.
  • Live at the TitheThis event celebrates the local folk and rural heritage. In the day, you can see live music dance and drama performances. Normally takes place in June.
  • Music in the Park in ThameThis is a fantastic music festival. If you enjoy partying, chatting, picnicking, playing and listening to music, don’t miss this event. Normally takes place in May.
  • Blues and Beer in WallingfordA charity music and beer festival runs by local volunteers. It also is one of the best Blues Festivals in the UK and creates a unique atmosphere with its excellent sound quality and unique combinaison of inside and outside areas. Normally takes place in June. 
  • RokefestIt is wall-to-wall music with an impressive selection of real ales on tap and great pub food. If you enjoy rock music, this event is for you! Normally takes place in late May.
  • The Flying Pig FestivalIf you enjoy Rock, Indie, Punk or Blues music, this event is for you! All the family is welcome to attend. Normally takes place in July.
  • Beer and Music Festival at CornerstoneIf you like having fun or meeting new people, this event is for you! You can have the opportunity to drink beers and ciders and see a large line up of musicians and eat local burgers. Normally takes place in July.
  • Wood FestivalA celebration of music and nature set at beautiful Braziers Park in the Chiltern Hills. Wood is a family festival powered by renewable energy and community spirit! Normally takes place in May.
  • Supernormal Festival - It is a three days experimental arts and music festival at Braziers Park which offers a platform for artists, performers and musicians to work collaboratively and creatively for a new kind of audience. Normally takes place in August.

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