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New breed of Oxford musical legends line up for unique gig

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SOME of Oxford’s best-known musicians are coming together for a lively night of music, organised by the Oxford Mail + listen to new tune here...

Blenheim Palace plans to open gates to music fans with series of concerts

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 20th October 2014

WOODSTOCK has welcomed plans to hold a series of concerts at Blenheim Palace.

Oxford's top bands line up for unique night of Autumn music

Oxford Mail:

12:32pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A clutch of Oxford's best artists are coming together for a lively night of music - curated by the Oxford Mail. The Dreaming Spires, Knights of Mentis and Oli Steadman of folk-pop stars Storonway play the Autumn Jamboree at the Jericho Tavern on October 25.

The Knights of Mentis: Bluegrass rockers promise a 'knight' to remember

Oxford Mail:

2:08pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Ahead of their appearance at the Oxford Mail’s Autumn Jamboree, The Knights of Mentis tell Tim Hughes how their unique sound – and name – came about

Why school's out for Heather Peace

Oxford Mail:

1:53pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TV star turned songstress Heather Peace explains to Katherine MacAlister that music is her first love

Seth Lakeman's songs give voice to extraordinary stories

Oxford Mail:

1:39pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Folk star Seth Lakeman tells Tim Hughes about the amazing people and their eye-opening tales that inspired his latest album and his desire to do them justice

Win tickets to see One Direction... on screen!

Oxford Mail:

5:56pm Friday 3rd October 2014

BRACE yourself for the deafening scream of fans. The world’s biggest boy band are coming to Oxfordshire. Kind of.

Crooning is Peter Andre's new flava

Oxford Mail:

1:06pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

It’s Peter Andre... but not as we know him. The busy TV and pop star talks to Tim Hughes about his change of direction

Bluesman Silver Phil takes his final bow

Oxford Mail:

1:48pm Thursday 25th September 2014

After half a century in the music business, Philip Guy Davis is to play his last gig at a special show at Oxford's Jericho Tavern

Bands play on after festival collpases

Oxford Mail:

1:38pm Thursday 25th September 2014

This weekend's OxfordOxford may be cancelled but that doesn’t mean the music can’t go on. Tim Hughes reports

Numbers add up for siblings' welcome return

Oxford Mail:

1:49pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The Magic Numbers are back – with a new album. Tim Hughes finds out more about a band who still conquer hearts and minds

Retro rockers Showaddywaddy are still top of the bops

Oxford Mail:

1:45pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Romeo Challenger looks back at the success of Showaddywaddy and tells Tim Hughes why the rock & roll magic goes on today

Place your bets for Mercury Prize winner...

Oxford Mail:

6:53pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

BOOKIES William Hill have listed their odds on the shortlisted artists for this year's Mercury Prize - with former Blur frontman Damon Albarn and rockers Royal Blood coming in as joint favourites.

"Inventive" Mercury Prize Albums of the Year shortlist revealed

Oxford Mail:

6:37pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Seven "outstanding" debut albums on shortlist for prestigious music award

Massive Attack, Grace Jones, Frank Turner and more play new festival this weekend

Oxford Mail:

Stars of food and music come together for debut festival glittering bill at weekend festival

Sound year for Klaxons

Oxford Mail:

1:42pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A new album, a summer of festivals and a celebrity marriage have given this trio plenty to shout about, as Tim Hughes discovers

Acts jump through hoops as Big Feastival begins

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

SOPHIE Greenwood showed punters at the Big Feastival how to hula yesterday, as the event opened with musical performances from Reggae Reggae sauce entrepreneur Levi Roots and Abba tribute act Bjorn Again.

Jackie Oates brings the cheer back to traditional folk

Oxford Mail:

1:28pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Finding fame through melancholy traditional tunes, Jackie Oates tells Tim Hughes she is now in a happy place and is looking forward to sharing her songs with festival-goers

Alex James: 'Our Big Feastival is bigger and better'

Oxford Mail:

11:02am Thursday 28th August 2014

Rock star Alex James tells Tim Hughes how he has been motivated to make this weekend’s Big Feastival the best one yet

Towersey: The friendly face of festivals

Oxford Mail:

7:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Tim Hughes looks forward to a little festival with big ideas - this weekend celebrating its 50th anniversary

New York band Augustines to get Reading rocking

Oxford Mail:

2:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

With a reputation for bringing their show to the audience, Augustines are a thrilling band. Tim Hughes talks to drummer Rob Allen ahead of this weekend’s festival date

Rabbit Foot Dispatches: 'mud, cider and the attempted hijack of a toilet truck'

Oxford Mail:

4:47pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band's festival summer rolls on - starting with a fraught wait among the sludge, rain and randy teenagers at Boomtown

Dead Kennedys: California punks still dreaming of revolution

Oxford Mail:

1:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Tim Hughes speaks to Klaus Flouride, guitarist with US hardcore band Dead Kennedys

Green Man Festival - a festival for the head, heart and belly

Oxford Mail:

6:45pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Elliot Carter looks ahead to this weekend's musical highlight - the Green Man Festival

Jessie brings a touch of class to Wilderness festival

Oxford Mail:

1:33pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Fresh from a sojourn in the Big Apple, soul-pop singer Jessie Ware is living life to the full with a new album and much-anticipated Cornbury Park debut. Tim Hughes finds out more

Lady Rotherwick goes wild for Wilderness

Oxford Mail:

10:58am Thursday 7th August 2014

As Wilderness festival gets underway, hostess Lady Rotherwick shares her tips for a stylish weekend in the country with Tim Hughes

New folk's home: Fairport Convention's Simon Nicol on the magic of Cropredy

Oxford Mail:

10:48am Thursday 7th August 2014

Cropredy’s Simon Nicol tells Tim Hughes it’s their ‘don’t mess with the magic’ approach and exciting new music that makes the festival so well loved

Win tickets to Wilderness Festival!

Oxford Mail:

6:13pm Friday 1st August 2014

Great bands and theatre, amazing food, random activities and glorious scenery, Wilderness may be the world's loveliest festival. And here's your chance to go... for free!

Where there's muck, there's brass... and lots of beers too

Oxford Mail:

1:23pm Thursday 31st July 2014

It’s all happening at Cogges Farm this weekend, finds Tim Hughes. From top bands and booze at the Beer & Cider Festival to a fun day for all the family

Dynamic duo take new music into Wilderness

Oxford Mail:

1:14pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Boy-girl act Slow Club return with an exciting new album Tim Hughes finds out more

Treetop Flyers are cream of the Crop

Oxford Mail:

11:01am Thursday 31st July 2014

Treetop Flyers are tuning up for their Cropredy Festival debut. Tim Hughes meets singer Reid Morrison

Music festival is a real family affair

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people gathered on a meadow in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds to dance in the sun at the county’s biggest free music festival.

Festival is a D-light for music fans

Oxford Mail:

5:42pm Thursday 24th July 2014

When it comes to organising music festivals, small is beautiful. Just ask Craig Evans....

Take me to the river for a festival of music

Oxford Mail:

11:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

With great bands and free entry, Tim Hughes says Riverside Festival is the perfect summer’s day out

Rabbit Foot Dispatches: 'Dangerously sober, stood up by a shire horse - but rubbing shoulders with a half-naked hero'

Oxford Mail:

6:35pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band's festival summer rolls on - with dates at Cornbury, Marlborough and Truck... rubbing shoulders with a half-naked Georgie Fame and being stood up by a shire horse.

More fun on the farm at Truck Festival

Oxford Mail:

11:53am Thursday 17th July 2014

Tim Hughes gears up for the big names set to grace the six stages at this year’s Truck Festival

Girls' essential guide to being a shiny, happy festival-goer

Oxford Mail:

12:53pm Thursday 10th July 2014

With the summer music festival season in full swing, music-lover and serial festival-goer Ella Reeves presents her list of must haves - to make your festival experiences as fun, shiny and mud-free as possible

A midsummer night's dream of quirky music

Oxford Mail:

11:46am Thursday 10th July 2014

With a bill of of creative artists playing in a scenic pub garden, Saturday’s Irregular Folk Summer Session is set to be a seasonal highlight. Tim Hughes finds out more

Rapper Tinchy Stryder brings East End grime to village cricket club party

Oxford Mail:

7:01pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

One of the biggest UK rap stars is playing an Oxfordshire cricket club fundraiser. Tim Hughes finds out why...

Funny business at Cornbury Festival

Oxford Mail:

11:53am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Comedy, talks, a kids' zone and vintage cinema are just a few of the non-music related activities at Cornbury, says Katherine MacAlister

Dandy Warhols on nudity, taboos and keeping things live

Oxford Mail:

11:21am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Tim Hughes talks to Zia McCabe of cult US band the Dandy Warhols whose cool brand of indie-rock is still as popular as ever

A carnival of delights

Oxford Mail:

11:18am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Tim Hughes takes a look at the musical offerings at this year's Cowley Road Carnival

Arrested Development

Oxford Mail:

9:41am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Arrested Development rapper Speech tells Tim Hughes how he is looking forward to inviting the PM on the festival stage

Simple Minds are alive and kicking and ready to rock

Oxford Mail: Simple Minds

12:58pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Jim Kerr, frontman of iconic 80s band Simple Minds, tells Tim Hughes things have never been better

Rich pickings at 'Poshstock'

Oxford Mail:

9:46am Thursday 26th June 2014

Tim Hughes talks to Cornbury Festival Director Hugh Phillimore about his feast of music with an upper class vibe

Let Rainbow Reservoir fill your life with colour

Oxford Mail: Punk attitude: rainbow Reservoir

7:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

Looking for something different, TIM HUGHES meets up with the singer-songwriter Angela Space – who mixes beauty with dark-edged realism and a playful sense of fun

BST festival brings a feast of parklife

Oxford Mail: Arcade Fire are one of the many acts to look forward to

11:35am Thursday 19th June 2014

As London's BST festival lines up a season of music for all tastes and ages, Tim Hughes looks ahead to a top summer of live music

On yer bike for festival fun

Oxford Mail: Spokesman: Nicholas O’Brien and Nina Brown getting ready for the weekend’s Tandem Festival

8:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

Tim Hughes meets the brains behind the low-carbon, largely acoustic Tandem Festival

The rocker teaching students how to party...

Oxford Mail: Permission to party: Andrew WK (picture by Jonathan Thorpe)

5:03pm Friday 13th June 2014

Californian hedonist to impart his hard-earned knowledge of the benefits of revelry

Rabbit Foot Dispatches: Off the rails in Norfolk and Wood festival

Oxford Mail: Badger Sett: Spot the Rabbit Foot...

3:54pm Thursday 12th June 2014

The Original rabbit Foot Spasm Band's festival diary continues - with very different dates in Norfolk and back home in Oxfordshire






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