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“You’d be amazed what you can do with a bit of food bribery” says Big Feastival organiser Alex James

“You’d be amazed what you can do with a bit of food bribery” says Big Feastival organiser Alex James

Hitting the road: Foals

Foals announce live dates

Loud and proud: Slaves are Bestival bound...

Slaves to set sail for Bestival

Face off: Dressing up is de rigueur at BoomTown. All pictures by Dawn Fletcher-Park

BoomTown - lost weekend in a pop-up city

A big crop of talent lined up for Fairport Convention's annual Cropredy Festival

A big crop of talent lined up for Fairport Convention's annual Cropredy Festival

Decked: Jaguar Skills performs incognito in a mask to hide his identity

‘Howzat?’ Grime star and top DJ line up for village cricket club

Urban star Wretch 32

One-day party grows into full weekend 'Astonbury' festival

Festival organiser Jo Vidler takes us into the Wilderness

Festival organiser Jo Vidler takes us into the Wilderness

Emotional: Rhodes is not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve, with beautiful songs of love and longing

Rhodes returns to the great outdoors of Wilderness + win Wilderness festival tickets!

Organiser Katie Herring, singer Julia Meijer, Jack Greenall of Smoke and Thyme catering and organisers Hannah Feldman and Ellie Thompson

Go into the garden for homegrown sounds

Organiser Andy Pickard

Free festival Riverside is refreshing break from the expected

Superstar DJs: Basement Jaxx are among the biggest dance acts

Basement Jaxx get on the Truck Fest bandwagon

Nothing But Thieves under closer inspection ahead of festival

Nothing But Thieves under closer inspection ahead of festival

Bands head down to the farm for the best Truck fest yet

Bands head down to the farm for the biggest and best Truck festival yet

It's not unusual: Tom Jones headlines on Saturday

The stars come out for this year's Cornbury Festival

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Rooftop rocks for charity fundraising music gig

Rocking on the rooftop

Sir Tom Jones

Sir Tom Jones gets ready for the green, green grass of Cornbury

Win tickets to Cornbury festival

Win tickets to Cornbury festival

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Cowley Road Carnival is streets ahead of the rest

Cowley Road Carnival is streets ahead of the rest

Plenty to shout about - Lulu prepares for Cornbury performance

Plenty to shout about - Lulu prepares for Cornbury performance

Making a noise about Boomtown festival

Making a noise about Boomtown festival

Rainbow Reservoir

Irregular Folk Summer Sessions: Chill with the cool folk at riverside pub

Spiders From Mars getting Ziggy to bring a David Bowie classic to life

Spiders From Mars getting Ziggy to bring a David Bowie classic to life

Mark Gardener on stage at Field Day. Picture: Tim Hughes

Reunited Ride to hit the road...again

Oxford rockers Ride to headline Field Day festival

Oxford rockers Ride to headline Field Day festival

The Drifters bring their treasure trove of magical songs to Oxford

The Drifters bring their treasure trove of magical songs to Oxford

Tinarwiran: A band of nomadic musicians

Desert blues: Tuareg tribesmen Tinarwiran bring sounds of the Sahara

Premiere opens book on tale of love and loss

Premiere opens book on tale of love and loss

Pokey LaFarge’s potent mix of musical styles

Pokey LaFarge’s potent mix of musical styles

Oxford's Swervedriver are back on top form with homemade tracks

Swervedriver bring it all back home + listen to new music

The rise and rise of George Ezra

The rise and rise of George Ezra

Rock survivor: The veteran DJ’s show, Bob Harris Country, goes out every Thursday on BBC Radio 2, between 7pm and 8pm

Sex, drugs and rock & roll: 'Whispering' Bob Harris on his extraordinary life in music

Front Joe, left, and Robin Bennett. Back, Megan and Claire Bennett

Trees, bands and bees: Creating a buzz at Wood festival

Wheatsheaf bill: Little Brother Eli

All fresh-picked and locally produced talent at the Oxford Punt

Folk star Megan Henwood is turning to the dark side

'Honest, emotional and dark': Megan Henwood turns her back on pure folk

Sunset Sons are riding wave of success... but no time to surf

Sunset Sons are riding wave of success... but no time to surf

Gonna send 'em to outer space: PSB

Truck festival bill goes out of this world

Cello and welcome to the avant-singer soloist Laura Moody

'Outlandish and confrontational': Cello and welcome to avant-garde virtuoso Laura Moody

Cello Fellow: Instrumental genius Duotone launches album at hometown show

Cello Fellow: Instrumental genius Duotone launches album at hometown show

Big draw: Patsy Reid

Oxford Folk Weekend: Joyous ceilidh to mass morris and song

Bellowhead - From a Scout Hut to Glastonbury and beyond

Sexy folk: Bellowhead go from a Scout hut to Glastonbury... and beyond

Headliners: Stuart Macbeth on stage with The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band (Picture: Dawn Fetcher-Park)

Local line-up: who's playing Cornbury Festival?

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Wednesday's Wolves

Oxford Folk Weekend gets to the root of music

Cooking up a storm: Raymond Blanc OBE

Raymond Blanc heads into the Wilderness

Sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell exude a swampy Southern vibe and a kind of telepathic musicianship

Larkin Poe: Doing it for themselves – sisters under the kin

Why it's hats off to newcomer James Bay

Why it's hats off to newcomer James Bay

Michael Ball is still star-struck after all these years

Michael Ball is still star-struck after all these years

Wolf Alice are leaders of the pack

Wolf Alice are leaders of the pack

Cafe society: Wolf Alice

'Giving it all you’ve got!' - Feral rockers Wolf Alice are leaders of the pack

Mark Newnham as Cookie and Greg Last as Navigation Officer

Return To The Forbidden Planet: Stellar musical is still rocking

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