Charlbury's free music festival

Just a few more days!

We’re just about ready, are you?? With less than a week to go before Riverside, all the plans are coming together. We’ve got an amazing line up of music with the db Band, featuring Mick Quinn of Supergrass fame, the outrageuos Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band, Millionfaces, and Oxfords best hip hop boys, Death of …Continue reading


Riverside Fringe Stage

Don’t forget to stop by and check out the Riverside Fringe Stage. Last year’s experimental Fringe was such a big success, so we decided to do it again, bigger and better. This year on the line up we have everything from song and dance acts to performance poets and you really must not miss the …Continue reading


Download your own copy of the Riverside 2013 Poster

Now you can download and share your own copy of the Riverside 2013 poster. Featuring The Epstein, db Band, The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band, Death of Hifi and more. Just click on the image and Right Click to save!


Nightshift July 2013 – Staying Out For The Summer…

“What makes Riverside unique is the fact that it’s completely free…”


Oxford Times article -16 May 2013. Riverside is an anomaly…

Nice little write up in the Oxford Times, a feature on local festivals.


Riverside Sound of the Shire Stage @ Cornbury Festival

Here it is then, we’ve got an amazing line up for all you Cornbury Festivalers. With Dance a la Plage, surely on the brink of big things, be sure to catch them, Alphabet Backwards bring their energetic sparkly pop, and you’ll be moonstomping and skanking to the tonic suited ska of the Inflatables. Loyd Grossman …Continue reading


Line up released for the Riverside Main Stage

We’re really pleased to announce our Main Stage line up for Riverside. We have the brilliant dB Band, fronted by former Supergrass bassist Mick Quinn, the outrageous Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band, the country folk & blues of Swindlestock, and so much more. Click on the Music tab to see the full line up.


This year’s line-up

Last year was a story of triumph over adversity for Riverside. After torrential rain forced a last minute postponement, the rescheduled festival attracted record crowds over the weekend.  Although the 2012 line-up was impressive, inevitably a few acts could not make the alternative dates, so festival director Andy Pickard is particularly pleased that the dB Band, formed …Continue reading


The Riverside stage at Cornbury Music Festival

The Sound of the Shire is back… This year’s Riverside stage at the Cornbury Music Festival will, once again, feature the very best acts that Oxfordshire has to offer. After their show-stopping conga-causing debut last year, tonic-suited, flat-topped ska bandThe Inflatables are back by popular demand. And giving them a run for their money on the …Continue reading


Riverside comes of age…

Riverside Festival reaches that landmark age of 18 this summer and my hasn’t it grown! From early days as a jazz picnic for friends the Festival now attracts thousands to its idyllic riverside setting on Charlbury’s Mill Field and yet, astonishingly, it is still completely free to enter.   …and gets engaged! Riverside is famed …Continue reading

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