Charlbury's Free Music Festival


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


Congratulations to Teresa & Tim!

Congratulations to Teresa & Tim! On Saturday 16th March, we joined the families and many friends to help celebrate Teresa & Tim getting married. In true festival style, the weather did a bit of everything! Many of you will know Teresa, who for many years has been a Riverside regular, keeping our books, and getting …Continue reading


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Cornbury Festival reveals first act of this year’s line-up

Chipping Norton Battle of the Bands’ winner secures a place on the Riverside Stage at Cornbury Festival Four-part vocal group, False Alarm, became the first band announced for this year’s Cornbury Festival (5, 6 & 7 July), after a tense Battle of the Bands competition at Chipping Norton School on Wednesday evening (6 February) secured …Continue reading


Riverside dates announced

Riverside 2013 – 27 & 28 JULY Now coming in to its 18th year, Riverside has become a major fixture in Oxfordshire’s music calendar, with more than 30 acts playing across two stages. But despite the cost of putting on an event of this size, it is still entirely free to enter and that is …Continue reading


Get involved

If you would like to get involved with Riverside please get in touch. You can email us from the contacts page, or tweet us. We’d love to hear from you. If you’d like us to keep in touch with you, you can now subscribe to our mailing list – don’t worry, we won’t inundate you …Continue reading

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