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The Guardian’s Best … For Summer 2013

We are thrilled to bring you this 50th edition of Towersey.  We have booked some very special artists and be ready for plenty of surprises as we celebrate this landmark year.

At Towersey it's all about great music, dance, spoken word, street theatre, visual art, film and song.  Add to that great campsites, beautiful surroundings and the very special feeling you get when you Festival at Towersey.  With 5 nights and 4 days of music “there is no better way to bring your summer holidays to a close”.

Songlines Magazine Top 10 UK Summer Festivals 2014

“Towersey is a Festival experience that spreads far beyond the norm” R2 Magazine

Q & A with John Smith

Since being named Young Acoustic Guitarist Of The Year back in 2003, John Smith hasn't looked back. Touring relentlessly as both headliner and support, he has opened shows for such names as John Martyn, Seth Lakeman, Davy Graham, John Renbourn, David Gray, Cara Dillon, James Yorkston, Martin Carthy, Jools Holland, Tinariwen, Martin Simpson and Gil Scott-Heron. His 'honey-on-gravel vocals' and deft playing have continued to win him fans, with his fourth album, 2013's Great Lakes, earning serious critical praise (and Radio 2 airplay). Don’t be fooled by the name ... there’s nothing ordinary about this John Smith! [read more]

Festival Celebrates 50 years with local launch party

To celebrate the launch of the festivals in its 50th Year, we are hosting a great night of acoustic music in the local market town of Thame, Oxfordshire. BBC Award winner and Radio 2 play listed artist Megan Henwood who hails from just down the road in Henley, will play this special concert on Saturday 17 May at The Players Theatre. [read more]

It's BBC Radio 2 Folk Award night and Towersey is all over it

Towersey Festival is delighted to have been invited to this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at The Royal Albert Hall. A massive night in the Folk Music Calendar we are always genuinely honoured to be there. It’s great for the profile of the music and this year more than ever the nominations are very exciting with plenty of new names…a number of whom we have snapped up for our 2014 bill. [read more]