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Give your Bank Holiday a boost with a Towersey Taster Ticket, Towersey Festival


Enjoy a taste of Towersey Festival this Bank Holiday with a Festival Taster Ticket.

Allowing access to the Festival Green area of the famed annual festival (23-26 August 2019, Thame, Oxon), the Taster Ticket gives visitors of all ages a chance to enjoy a full day of entertainment and activities, including appearances from some leading international acts.

Highlights include appearances from major street performers such as the comedic Dan The Hat, the inventive Pete White’s Suitcase Circus, traditional Indian magician Jaardu, Tanzania’s acrobatic Black Eagles, and the colourful marching Frumptarn Guggenband.

A myriad of stalls sell everything from hand-crafted musical instruments to unique jewellery and clothing, while various street food outlets is where you’ll find everything from tasty Mexican meals, curries and full English breakfasts, to delicious fudge, tempting desserts and vegan bites.

A focal point to the Festival Green is the Main Bar, which is home to a wide variety of real ales and ciders, including ales by local brewers Hook Norton, XT Brewery and West Berkshire, as well as national favourites like Marstons. Providing the music are a selection of acclaimed bands and artists including Irish country singer-songwriter Cíara Rafferty, fiery trio Bedlam, Anglo-Latvian Zydecajun ceilidh band Doughboy Zydecajun, bluegrass band Papa Truck, and one of the UK’s leading a cappella group groups, The Wilson Family.

Towersey Festival Taster Tickets are £12 (adv)/ £10 (concs) available online; or £15 (£13 concs) on the gate. All children (under 16) are free, and car parking is also free. Gates open daily at 10.30am.

But why not upgrade to a Day Ticket and enjoy the entire festival? See Newton Faulkner, The Selecter, Hothouse Flowers, From The Jam, The Unthanks, Steve Harley, Fisherman's Friends and more.

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Photo, Crowds enjoying Garden of Light, by TILT. Lumiere London 2016, produced by Artichoke, supported by Mayor of London. Credit Matthew Andrews 2016.

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