We can’t believe the news! Hugh Phillimore, the organiser of the Cornbury Festival, has confirmed that our favourite event will return in 2018.
The event who was announced to be the last one last July, will continue for their 15th time.
With a message on his website starting with “Dear Cornburygoers, Yes… we’re coming back.”, Phillimore said in a statement yesterday. “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”.
He continued: “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 fourteen 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”.
The July’s 2017 finale was a sold-out event where crowds enjoyed a sunny weekend in the company of Bryan Adams, Jools Holland and the Kaiser Chiefs.
Cornbury Festival 2018 will be staged at Great Tew Park from 13-15 July.