Charlbury's free music festival

Riverside Festival Charlbury

Saturday 28 July 2018 – 12 noon-10pm

Sunday 29 July 2018 – 11am-8pm

Riverside Festival is Charlbury’s free music festival.

Going from strength to strength, and much loved by all, Riverside has become a major fixture in Oxfordshire’s music calendar, with more than 30 acts playing across three stages. Despite the cost of putting on an event of this size, it is still entirely free to enter, and that is down to the astonishing community effort that goes into staging the festival.

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  • Riverside Festival 2019 Thank you for all your support during Riverside 2018, the weather was a bit challenging at times, but we all had a great time. We’ll be back to do it all again next year – the dates, subject to planning and approvals – will be 20th 21st July 2019. We will confirm the dates as soon ...
  • Riverside Poster 2018 Here’s our lovely new 2018 poster – share it with everyone you know, and be sure to be there – Mill Field, Charlbury, 28/29th July – see you all soon!
  • Only 10 Weeks To Go !! The Mill Field, home of Riverside, looking glorious in this weekends sunshine! Can’t wait to welcome everyone again in just 10 weeks time – fingers crossed for more beautiful sunshine – see you all soon on the 28th/29th July. The Riverside Crew xx
  • Volunteering & Stewarding at Riverside Riverside Festival is run entirely by an amazing band of local volunteers, who help to make everything run smoothly. Local groups and organisations like the Charlbury Beer Festival and Charlbury Primary School help with the loan of equipment, Charlbury Pre-School run the tea and cake tent, and our local recycling group ensures that 99% of ...
  • Riverside 2018 Save the dates for Riverside 2018 – 28/29 July !!! Now the Beast from the East has melted away, and there’s the glint of sunshine and warmer weather on the horizon….. something for us all to look forward to – Riverside 2018. As usual, we’re working away behind the scenes to bring you another amazing Riverside ...