Dear Cornburygoers,

Yes… we’re coming back.

Our Fabulous Finale in July was a huge success as we all enjoyed a superb sunny weekend in the company of Bryan Adams, Jools Holland and the Kaiser Chiefs. I know well that a party is only as good as its guests, and thanks to everyone we had a truly fantastic and memorable weekend.

Many many people have sent me messages since July – literally hundreds of our supporters together with musicians, music business types, local schools and local charities telling me I couldn’t let such a jewel in the festival calendar end.

The message that finally convinced me to keep going simply pointed out that the festival was not mine but belongs to its audience who have supported the event over the 14 years. I’ve been humbled by the strength of feeling for Cornbury and I’ve realised that I should keep it going as a worthwhile community gathering because it seems to spread quite a lot of joy.

I hope you’ll forgive my change of heart and I look forward to seeing you next Summer.

Thank you,



The 15th Cornbury Festival will be staged at Great Tew Park from July 13th to 15th 2018. Further details to follow soon.