Towersey Festival 25th-27th August

Round & About


Featuring 100+ acts from internationally acclaimed bands and musicians workshops and events, festival-goers will be spoilt for choice.

Towersey Festival, the UK’s longest-running, independent family-run festival of music, arts and culture, has announced its full programme as it lands at Claydon Estate near Buckingham this August bank holiday.

Over four days from Friday 25th to Monday 28th August, the 59th edition of Towersey is a chance to step into a different world of music, comedy, dance, activities, workshops, creativity, camping, and a whole lot of fun.

Over 12 areas, each with its own personality and four of those stages dedicated to the finest music, festival-goers are in for a treat this year. Confirmed headline acts are The Proclaimers (Friday), Frank Turner (Saturday), and Divine Comedy (Sunday).

A host of other unmissable talent spanning everything from roots, Americana, and even a funky folk orchestra, includes the platinum-selling, Grammy-winning trio Nickel Creek, Thea Gilmore, Rusty Shackle, Molotov Jukebox, Gwenifer Raymond, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, Flook, The Shapes, Gnoss, Urban Folk Quartet, John Kirkpatrick, Pearl Heart and many more.

The Towersey programme also reveals a huge range of participatory entertainment for festival-goers, whatever their age. Whether staying for the weekend or just the day, those seeking fitness and fun in the morning can join a 250-person strong class with an ex-Royal Ballet teacher, or for something more zen, yoga and tai chi sessions are on offer too.

Workshops include circus and juggling skills, axe throwing, bushcraft, Bodhran workshops (traditional Irish drumming), a Fabulous Festival Choir, sessions from the Buckingham Ukulele Group (imagine 350 people playing along!), late-night acoustic jam sessions, and even a Melodeon jam or bell-ringing workshop.

For those who love to dance, the Towersey programme includes traditional Ceilidh, introductions to Tango, Oxford Sol Samba dance group and Maypole dancing.