Picturesque, quaint and charming: these are the words that come to mind when you think of Cogges Manor Farm.

You are unlikely to think of a day-long music festival boasting a 'who’s who' of UK Americana and Roots music.

But that is exactly what this historic Witney attraction is bracing itself for, as the first ever Over the Hill festival comes to town on Bank Holiday Monday.

Revellers will flock from the surrounding counties and beyond to get the full Americana experience from a range of acts, all played to the atmospheric backdrop of two tithe barns.

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With American food and bars also on offer, Over the Hill is certainly set to have a cosmopolitan flavour, but it is very much rooted in West Oxfordshire.

Well-known Witney names including Wychwood Brewery and Fat Lil's will provide food and drink, while the festival is promoted by Oxfordshire company Glovebox Live.

Festival co-director and Witney resident, Adrian Phillips, hopes the mix of both sides of the Atlantic will prove a winning formula.

He said: “We started thinking about putting this on last autumn and got a very enthusiastic response from Cogges.

"During our first meeting, they were already asking if we can do it again next year.

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“What we love about Cogges is the acoustics, but it's also the fact that it's a beautiful space.

“The festival is rooted in Americana sound, but there’s some rock and pop - it won’t all be songs about the Deep South.”

Mr Phillips has spearheaded Glovebox Live with co-director Mark Stratford for more than five years, building up a 'hardcore' group of fans that come to most of the events they hold.

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The pair have worked with Cogges before, including at the farm's popular beer festival at the end of July.

But this is extra exciting for Mr Phillips, who has no qualms about calling the line-up a 'who's who' of the genre.

Danny & The Champions of the World, a rock and soul band from London, will headline the festival, while other well-known names include William the Conqueror, described by Mr Phillips as a ‘hippie surfer band from Cornwall’.

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Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou, Ags Connolly and The Niall Kelly Band are among the other artists performing.

Bands truly are coming from all corners of the UK and the crowd will reflect this demographic, with Mr Phillips revealing that many tickets have been sold to people living 'a couple of hours away'.

Wychwood Brewery is sponsoring the festival, with Shipyard IPA offering thirst-quenching beverages and The Burn Out BBQ providing a selection of vegetarian and Mexican cuisine.

The festival has gone to great lengths not to disrupt daily life for the farm, with regular guests also able to take advantage of these stalls - although only those with a wristband can enjoy the live music.

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With Over the Hill not starting until midday it will be business as usual for Cogges in the morning, but the attraction is aiming to host an increasingly diverse range of events this year.

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Colin Shone, director at Cogges, said: “We always like holding music events here. It brings a diverse audience and an Americana and Roots Festival is a really interesting first experiment.

“Cogges is very much a place for everyone, so the more we do that’s different, the more we open the place up to a wider audience.

“We want it to be well-attended so we can hold it again.”

So far, ticket sales have been steady, with more than 50 per cent of places snapped up by Monday.

Mr Phillips expects some spaces will still be available on the day, but believes the interest is partly down to the reputation Glovebox Live has built up in Oxfordshire.

From curating a stage at Charlbury's Riverside Festival to starting a record label, Glovebox has become a recognisable name.

He said: “We’ve built up a core audience in Oxford and Witney over the last few years, with a hardcore of fans.

“There’s a level of trust that if we put something on, it will be good.”