Charlbury's Free Music Festival

Riverside Festival Charlbury

25 years silver jubilee – we’re back!

July 30th and 31st 2022

Riverside Festival is Charlbury’s free music festival.

We have grown into the largest FREE music festival in Oxfordshire and beyond. This year we are celebrating our Silver Jubilee and our belated 25 year celebrations.

We have over five thousand people enjoying great music over the two days, set on the picturesque Mill Field ‘island’ on the outskirts of Charlbury Oxfordshire.

With over 30 bands playing across the three stages; from rock, indie, folk and blues there is something for everyont to enjoy. We have an amazing variety of food, craft and children’s entertainment stalls, making, in our opinion, this the best family event Oxfordshire has to offer. The bands and organisers all devote their time to Charlbury Riverside Festival for FREE, which enables us to continue our ethos of making this a free, unique and special event, particularly in current times. Please join us on this special weekend.

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

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  • Riverside Festival 2022
    !! SAVE THE DATE !! Riverside Festival 30/31 July 2022 Happy New Year everyone!!! It’s the start of a new year so what better time to announce the return of Riverside 2022! Plans are well under way, and we can’t wait to get back to it – we’ve really missed the fun of the festival, all the live ...
  • Riverside With A Roof
    20/6/21 ** CANCELLED ** DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES WE ARE SORRY TO REPORT THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED. LIVE MUSIC!!! Riverside in association with Windrush Radio are proud to present Riverside With A Roof. For one day only, Saturday 31st July 2021, live music at the Langdale Hall in Witney. Tickets are £5 on the door, subject to ...
  • Riverside Festival 2021
    Organisers of Oxfordshire’s popular Riverside Music Festival have decided not to hold the festival this year. Festival director, Andy Pickard says: ‘Riverside Festival has always been a fantastic free weekend event for families to enjoy the very best of local music in a safe environment. In these uncertain times, not only is the safety of our ...
  • Riverside Rhythms
    Fergus McVey Have you listened to Riverside Rhythms yet? You should! Tune in to Windrush Radio on alternate Tuesdays at 8pm, for two hours of music and chat with our own musical polymath Mr Fergus McVey! You’ll be guaranteed a very eclectic playlist, showcasing new music from local artists, lots of obscurities, and always a deep delve ...
  • A Throwback to Happier Times!
    The Oxford Mail ran an article today on happier times at Riverside – times when we could all get together on the Mill Field and enjoy great music, good food, and the odd drink or two with family and friends! Let’s hope that things improve over the coming months and we can have something to look ...