Charlbury's free music festival

Riverside Festival Charlbury

Saturday 23 July 2016 – 12 noon-10pm

Sunday 24 July 2016 – 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.

Find out where we are, how to apply as a performer, or view pictures from previous years.

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  • Riverside Poster 2016 Here’s our new poster for Riverside 2016 – feel free to download, print, share, tag, and what ever else it takes to get all your friends down to Riverside!!
  • Riverside 2016 – 23 & 24 July 2016 Put it in your diary!! 23 & 24 July 2016 HANDS UP! Ever wondered how Charlbury manages to hold a free music festival every year? The answer is simple – people like you volunteer to run the show. If you’ve not been involved in Charlbury’s Riverside Festival before, be part of it this year. Not only is ...
  • We are Inclusive! We are really pleased to learn that West Oxfordshire District Council have renewed our Inclusion Symbol for 2016. This is a scheme set up to help clubs and groups in the sports and arts show that they are welcoming to disabled people. You can find out about the Inclusion Symbol here You can read our own Inclusion ...
  • Things to do for Little Riversiders Riverside has plenty of activities going on for your children so they can enjoy the music and have fun as much as you. Let them get creative with clay, glue, stickers and colouring. This year’s Riverside Festival will be welcoming mystical woodland folk, so if you have ever wanted to dress as an elf or fairy, ...
  • New Galleries Added! Check out the new gallery tabs, lots of new pictures now added. More pictures will be added soon. Thanks very much to David R Murphy, of Drumstudio Photography.