Usually I go on trips and then tell the tales. This week I’m giving you a pre-view of an upcoming event – Towersey Village Festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
This folk music festival has been held in the small Oxfordshire village of Towersey each year since 1965. Its original aim was to raise money for the village hall, the festival committee later bought a field in which to hold the festival and in the 50 years since its beginning the festival has outgrown the village of Towersey and is now held in Thame Showground.
Headlining the festival this year are Bellowhead (just before their start their farewell tour) and Joan Armatrading (on her last major tour) and there are many other performers including the Spooky Men’s Chorale.
Alongside the music festival there is a large craft market, which is what I am going for. I have bought myself a 2.5m wide storefront in the craft market where I will be selling Tash Tops, which I have been furiously making all summer. I am very much hoping for hot weather and beer spillages resulting many of the thousands of campers realising they need a clean top and come and buy one of mine.
The festival starts on 28th August and tickets are still available for the weekend festival. For the first time this year, it will be possible to buy Showground only tickets on the day with which you can wander around the stalls and market place and hear the music wafting over the top, although you won’t get access to the actual stages.
I apologise in advance that there will be no blog post next Wednesday as I do the final preparations for the my 4 days camping, selling and listening to fantastic music.