TICKETS are still available for Oxfordshire’s Towersey Festival taking place later this month.
Organisers say 85 per cent of weekend tickets have been sold for the festival at Thame Showground, which runs for four-days over the bank holiday, from August 25 to 28.
Towersey Festival features headline appearances from singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, troubadour Newton Faulkner, former Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden whose first instrument is the fiddle, Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band, the chart-topping Blockheads, and Show Of Hands.
Joining them are Newcastle folk rock legends Lindisfarne, Ed Sheeran’s co-writer Foy Vance, and comedian Rob Deering, while The Gary Stewart Band perform their acclaimed tribute to Paul Simon’s seminal Graceland album.
With the full programme now released, Towersey boasts 12 stages which are set to host more than 150 events across four days and nights.
Towersey Festival director Joe Heap said: “We’ve been really bowled over by the speed in which tickets have been flying out this year. We believe it’s down to a combination of elements.
“These include the strength of our programming across the board – from the big names like KT Tunstall and our extensive range of workshops, to late night dances and popular activities for younger festival-goers – but also our commitment to improving site infrastructure and considering the importance of the entire festival experience.
“We spend a great deal of time on what many may consider the finer details, from ensuring visitors are welcomed and ease of access, to sourcing local independent breweries for our well-stocked bars and making sure there’s plenty of room on the campsites for everyone.
“And we’re always trying to improve what we do.”
Alongside the music, the festival will include street theatre, yoga, the Towersey Choir, All About Children, films, folk club sessions, Ceilidh dances and more.
Billed as one of the UK’s longest-running independent music festivals, Towersey has been running since 1965, regularly attracting between 7,000 and 10,000 people.
For more information and ticket details go to towerseyfestival.com