Charlbury's free music festival

Riverside Festival Charlbury

Saturday 29 July 2017 – 12 noon-10pm

Sunday 30 July 2017 – 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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  • 2017 Main Stage Line Up Announced! So here it is, our Main Stage Line Up for 2017. Once again, we’ve pulled it out of the hat, and we’re so pleased to bring you some of the best music in the county, to our little corner of West Oxfordshire down by the River Evenlode. Headlining on Saturday are the amazing Zurich, bringing the ...
  • Riverside Radio Podcasts! So, you might have seen it on our Twitter feed, you might have read about on our Facebook page, and now you can listen to our lovely podcasts right here! Click on the Podcast menu above to listen to the latest installments on Riverside Radio! Enjoy x
  • Competition Time! Can you think of a name for this year’s Riverside Festival ale? Enter now and you could be in with a chance of winning a year’s supply (365 bottles!) of Wychwood Beer, plus we will be selling your named beer all weekend at the festival. Wychwood Brewery have supported our free festival for many years now, and ...
  • Something new! Just a short post to let you all know about something new coming very soon from the Riverside Crew. Watch this space for updates!!
  • Riverside 2017 Save the dates for Riverside 2017 – 29/30 July !!! With the cold weather out there, here’s something to look forward to – Riverside 2017. We’re working hard behind the scenes to bring you another installment of Riverside classics – watch this space for more as soon as we have it! If you would like to get ...