It’s that time of year when Festivals in the northern Hemisphere begin announcing their line ups for the summer of 2016. Two of the smaller, but passionately supported by their fans, festivals have today announced their line ups.
The Cornbury Festival in Oxfordshire has steadily been building its reputation for presenting class acts in a beautiful setting. This year’s headlines are Jamie Cullum, Brian Ferry and Seal, which tells you something of the market they are aiming at, but it’s far from just a nostalgia fest.
The fabulous British Americana duo, The Shires are booked along with singers, James Morrison, Newton Faulkner and Gabrielle Aplin. High on our list of must-sees are the amazing Memphis legend, Mavis Staples, singer, songwriter, Lucinda Williams and the amazing Soul II Soul. Taking us right back will be the brilliant, Zombies fronted by original singer, Colin Blunstone and keyboard maestro Rod Argent,
Tickets for Cornbury are available here
The other festival announcing its line-up is the wonderful Love supreme Festival held at Glynde, near Brighton. Anyone who went last year will know that you get an amazing variety of artists in a beautiful setting with the coolest, most relaxed vibe of any festival.
Grace Jones and 87 year old, Burt Bacharach are among the headliners acts for the 2016 festival that will take place in July. Joining them will be Caro Emerald, Melody Gardot and Kelis. Other big names include, Kamasi Washington, The Stanley Clarke Band and the brilliant, Ibrahim Maalouf.
Something we’re particularly looking forward to is the Scofield, Mehldau, Guiliana Trio, who are playing an exclusive UK gig for the festival. It features John Scofield, Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana (the drummer on David Bowie’s Blackstar).
There will also be the brilliant, GoGo Penguin, Scottish blue-eyed soul legends, Average White Band, singers Liane Carroll and Anthony Strong, Beats and Pieces Big Band, and The Correspondents. The festival’s diversity is something that makes this a unique and very special occasion.
Tickets are on sale from 9am on February 11 from here. Weekend tickets start at £110 and day tickets are £54.