Riverside Festival 2016
"Other acts that will be real crowd pleasers on the Main Stage are Riverside favourites, The Epstein and Leader, and newcomers American country rock band Speedbuggy USA."
Saturday 23rd July (12pm-10pm), Sunday 24th July (11am-8pm)
Organisers of Oxfordshire’s popular Riverside Festival are expecting a bumper turnout this year as families enjoy the first weekend of the school holidays in the company of Oxfordshire's finest musical talent on the banks of the river Evenlode in Charlbury. The festival has grown year on year since it began life 21 years ago, with more than 40 acts playing everything from folk music to blues, rock, ska and hip hop, attracting thousands of music lovers of all ages, and yet Riverside is still the friendliest, most relaxed music festival in Oxfordshire and, astonishingly, still completely free to enter.
Festival director Andy Pickard is particularly excited by this year’s Main Stage headline acts – five-piece Oxford band Neverlnd (formerly Balloon Ascents), who head the Saturday bill, and Sunday headliners Säedly Dorus and the Hoolie Band whose disco ceilidh sound will be a great festival finale. Other acts that will be real crowd pleasers on the Main Stage are Riverside favourites, The Epstein and Leader, and newcomers American country rock band Speedbuggy USA.
Riverside is very much a family event. Young festival goers can try their hand at a range of creative crafts and activities, including free music workshops run by the Salt Box Music Company. They can fashion their own headgear in the Mad Mini Milliners before posing in the free photo booth run by the New Theatre Oxford. Charlbury’s Little Wild Things are back with their nature adventures and new activities this year include whacky experiments making slime and bath bombs with Einstein’s Entertainers and bushcraft skills training with the Wilderness Pioneers.
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