First Headline Acts Announced for Cornbury Festival 2020

It can be hard to find a family activity which suits both our 11-year-old son and our 19-year-old daughter plus those in between AND is something we enjoy too but we've discovered that Cornbury Music Festival set in the stunning Cotswold countryside does just that. They even do concession prices for children and teenagers and under 3's attend free.

Cornbury poster 2020
Whether you fancy a day trip or the full camping/caravaning/glamping experience Cornbury Festival offers so much to do from fabulous food, fairground fun and of course magnificent music plus dedicated areas for children big and small. Oh and the toilets aren't bad either.

flags at sunset at Cornbury Festival

This time of year sees the excitement of festival headline act announcements and in a change to the normal routine, Cornbury Music Festival organisers are releasing the names of headline acts performing on the three festival days one day at a time. 

So here we go with the first big reveal for the 2020 event.

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Yes, Cornbury Festival begins with a mighty double bill this summer of legendary troubadour Van Morrison and electropop singer songwriter Dido

Van Morrison, Cornbury Festival 2020

These big hitting stars will both take to the stage on Friday 10 July, the first day of the three-day festival held at the stunning Great Tew Estate in Oxfordshire.

‘We’re very excited to be announcing two huge stars from the beginning – Van’s my desert island artist – and it’s a huge privilege for Cornbury to be one of Dido’s few summer appearances,’ says promoter Hugh Phillimore

Dido, Cornbury Festival 2020

The Cornbury Music Festival has featured a huge host of big names since its first edition in 2004 - Paul Simon, Robert Plant, Amy Winehouse, Bryan Adams, Blondie, The Beach Boys, Bryan Ferry, Jamie Cullum, Olly Murs & Jools Holland have all graced its stages. 

With Van Morrison and Dido in the line-up, the 17th Cornbury Festival promises to be another memorable weekend for this much- loved Oxfordshire institution.
Stage at Cornbury Festival

Day tickets for Friday 10 July and Weekend tickets for Friday 10 – Sunday 12 July are on sale from 9am Wednesday 22 January.

Cornbury Music Festival runs from 10-12 July at Great Tew Park, near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. For tickets and more information go to

Day Tickets from £85, Weekend Tickets from £180, Weekend with Camping Tickets from £215. Senior, Teen & Child Concessions available. Under 3s FREE.

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