A star-studded line-up for the last ever Cornbury Festival

Cornbury Festival

Jools is appearing at this year's Cornbury Festival (July 8-10, 2022) - Credit: Ben Phillips

The popular Cornbury Festival is taking place for the final time this summer, with a host of great acts lined up for the grande finale.

The popular three day event in Oxford's Great Tew Park has some heavyweight acts this year in the form of Bryan Adams, James Blunt, Ronan Keating and Jools Holland. 

The 2022 festival looks set to be the final incarnation of the summer festival that began life in the Oxfordshire estate of Cornbury Park back in 2004, before moving home to  Great Tew Park in 2011, meaning the capacity could increase to over 20,000.

The 2017 edition of the festival  billed as the billed as the 'Fabulous Finale', was originally announced as the last, but a campaign by local media and festival goers convinced organiser, Hugh Phillimore to bring the festival back the next year and beyond

However, the past two years of lockdown meant that there hasn't been a festival for the past two summers and the 2022 event, dubbed 'The Very Last Hurrah', will be the final one ever.

Writing on the Cornbury Festival website, Hugh Phillimore said: 

''I know we’ve been here before but I wanted to let you all know that, for a combination of reasons, this really will be the last Cornbury. We’ve loved every precious moment of this dear little independent festival but I’m afraid it is now time for me to hang up my festival lanyards and call it a night. 

I hope you’ll all agree that we’ve enjoyed many wonderful summer weekends listening to great music, and will come away with some fantastic Cornbury memories – we really hope that you will join us this year, for one ‘Last Hurrah’! 

Thank you again for all of your support over the years – I look forward very much to seeing you in July''

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The 2022 Cornbury Festival line-up


Friday 8th July 

James Blunt 
The Magic Numbers 
The Darkness 
Alice Russell 
The Shires 
Stone Foundation 
Ferris & Sylvester 
Tamzene 
Amy Montgomery 

Saturday 9th July 

Bryan Adams 
Mica Paris 
The Waterboys 
Andy Fairweather Low 
Get Cape Wear Cape Fly 
Police Dog Hogan 
Beans On Toast 
Charlie Starmer-smith 
Captain Accident & The Disasters 
Toby Lee 
2 Tone All Skas 

Sunday 10th July 

Ronan Keating 
Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra 
The Christians 
William The Conqueror 
Staks With Steve Winwood 
Geno Washington 
Hollie Rogers 
Altered Images 
Ferris & Sylvester 
Tuneless Choir 

For more information visit www.cornburyfestival.com