WEST Oxfordshire singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti is to headline a music festival just a stone’s throw from his home.
The star will top the bill at Cornbury Festival, held at Great Tew Park, close to his Cotswold home, near Chipping Norton.
Savoretti played the festival as a rising star in earlier years.
Today’s announcement also revealed The Waterboys would be returning to Cornbury
The band, famous for anthems Fisherman’s Blues and Whole of the Moon, are no strangers to Oxfordshire, having also played the New Theatre in Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Cropredy Festival on successive occasions.
Also returning are party band Kid Creole & the Coconuts. They join previously announced Friday co-headliners Van Morrison and Dido.
“We’ve always worked with the best songwriters and performers at Cornbury and we’ve certainly landed them this year,” says promoter Hugh Phillimore.
The festival takes place from Friday 10 – Sunday 12 July,
“Along with Van Morrison and Dido, this year’s Cornbury is shaping up to be one of our very best.”
Since its launch in 2004, the festival has hosted such big names as Paul Simon, Robert Plant, Amy Winehouse, Bryan Adams, Blondie, The Beach Boys, Bryan Ferry.
Unlike previous years, the festival has been unable to reveal its full line-up, instead drip feeding announcements over many weeks.
Sunday’s big names and the rest of the bill have yet to be revealed.
Day tickets for Saturday 11 July go on sale at 9am today Wednesday 12 February. Day tickets for Friday 10 July and Weekend tickets for Friday 10 – Sunday 12 July are on sale now.
Day tickets from £85, weekend tickets from £180, weekend with camping tickets from £215. Senior, teen & child concessions are available. Under 3s go free. Details and tickets from cornburyfestival.com.
Also announcing details of their gathering, this week, is the team behind Wychwood Festival – who reveal The Divine Comedy will be headlining its mainstage on Saturday night. Neil Hannon’s band will be playing hits Something For The Weekend, National Express and Everybody Knows.
Also announced are The Christians; electronic, dub reggae band Dreadzone; Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club; Merry Hell; Thrill Collins and Basil Brush.
- Cornbury Festival, Great Tew Park, nr Chipping Norton
- July 10–12
- Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse
- May 29-31