Cowley Road Carnival Goes Virtual, Cowley Road Works


Oxford’s iconic Cowley Road Carnival is set to go ahead virtually on 5 July. This year’s event will be broadcasting online from 11 am on 5 July with the eclectic mix of music, DJ sets, performances, workshops and other activities you expect to enjoy at Oxford’s best day IN of this year.  

Tune in via the Virtual Carnival Live page of the website

The Line Up

The programme features Quatermelon, Little Brother Eli, Patrick Griffin, Sarah Derrick alongside Carnival favourites Sol Samba, Horns of Plenty, Ran Kan Kan and Count Skylarkin’.

Performing on the Road Stage – via YouTube – headliners are Little Brother Eli, an energetic local 4-piece which combines rock, disco and electro sounds with hip-hop rhythms.

Singer-songwriters and acoustic sets will be performed via Zoom where you can see indie rockers Quatermelon, with their signature surf-rock style upbeat contemporary pop music which will scream summer to your ear-holes!  Just listen to them bring the sunshine to our lockdown Carnival!

Also on the acoustic zoom stage, don’t miss singer songwriter Patrick Griffin who will be performing his beautiful lyrical songs with unmistakably catchy melodies.

Carnival Day wouldn’t be Carnival Day without some BIG DJ sets and as well as Count Skylarkin’, dance to DJ G’ s Soulful House fresh sound and DJs Tiger Mendoza and Yaya who will be smashing their trademark “Wheedle Scratch” from their respective homes.

Full details of the line-up and how to tune in to Virtual Carnival Day will be on the website

Take Part

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved too.   Join in with the specially written Carnival song capturing the spirit and atmosphere of Carnival Day. We want the whole community contributing with music, dance, photography, film, recipes, and other carnival fun to share and celebrate this unique Virtual Carnival Day. Find out more