Last weekend I took my family to the Cornbury Music Festival near Witney in Oxfordshire. It was my first music festivalâthere werenât many (I donât know if there were any) near San Diego when I was growing up. There are loads of festivals in Englandâthey call this the festival season. We saw some great bands like Squeeze, the Blockheads, Joshua Radin, etc. I get the impression itâs a festival for the older crowds (30s and 40s), but there were some younger crowds too.
Cornbury was recommended as one of the most family-friendly festivals there are. It has three stages. This is only the 7th year, but theyâve had some big names play it. This year the headliners were Jackson Browne and David Gray. The kids loved it. This was their first camping experience.
One of the highlights was watching Charly Coombes & The New Breed on the Riverside Stage (the small stage). I had never heard of them before and there was only a small crowd watching. They are obviously a pretty new band, but Iâm sure we will be seeing more of them. Iâve already bought their album on Amazon. Hereâs a video I found on YouTube:
It was a great festival and the weather was reasonably nice. It was very cool to bring some blankets and a football into the Arena where we could watch the bands while kids could play football off the side if they were bored. I highly recommend itâespecially if you have small children.