Cornbury Music Festival returns for its 15th year with a line-up headed by Alanis Morissette.
Although last year’s event was intended to be the last, the staple of Oxfordshire’s live music calendar is back at Great Tew Park from 13th to 15th July 2018.
Morissette, whose Jagged Little Pill is one of the defining albums of the 1990s, will also be performing intimate shows in London, Cork, and Dublin in July, but her appearance at Cornbury on 14th July is a UK festival exclusive.
The Canadian singer/songwriter/activist/author/agony aunt/actress/podcaster who’s sold over 60 million albums and won 7 Grammys will be joined on the day by an array of other powerful female performers.
Gospel and soul legend Mavis Staples, recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame; Amy MacDonald, still riding high following the release of 2017’s Under Stars, Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt; and Pixie Lott, who first broke onto the scene with her 2009 debut album Turn It Up featuring hits like Mama Do, are just some of the Cornbury performers already revealed.
P.P. Arnold, best known for her string of late ‘60s hits The First Cut Is the Deepest, Angel of the Morning, and (If You Think You’re) Groovy, rising country and The Only Way Is Essex star Megan McKenna, Irish blues guitarist and singer Grainne Duffy, five-piece Memphis soul-blues band Southern Avenue, “Desert Disco, R&Beyond, Space Blues, and Glam-a-billy” duo Kolars, and new UK country trio The Adelaides round out Cornbury’s Saturday bill.
The performers for 13th and 15th July will be announced on 1st March, but 14th July single-day and full weekend tickets are already available from www.cornburyfestival.com.
Although festival promoter Hugh Phillimore had planned to make 2017’s installment the last, fan support caused him to change his mind.
“So many people have sent messages since July – our audience love the event and want it to keep going,” he said last year. “Literally hundreds of our supporters, together with bands, agents, managers, sponsors and media partners telling me I shouldn’t let such a jewel in the festival calendar end.”
Cornbury Music Festival began in 2004 and through the years has played host to the likes of Robert Plant, Amy Winehouse, Crowded House, Tom Jones, Van Morrison, and Bryan Ferry.