AN ALL female Friday line up and animal workshops are new additions to this year’s Om and Bass Festival.

The alternative annual bonanza has moved to South Oxfordshire's Hill Farm Sanctuary for this year's offering, which will again see two nights of live music.

The July 26 to 28 weekend festival, expected to be attended by some 1,000 people, has been dubbed ‘the best wellbeing event of the great British summer’ by organiser Rach Cox.

She explained: “All I can say is that it’s absolutely jam-packed with amazing things to do, delicious things to put in your face, and exceptionally wonderful humans to hang out with and brush chakras with.

“This is a down-to-earth grassroots festival, for every single human who wants to come to it, no matter what age, ability or experience you have, in any of the workshops."

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Back for its fifth year, the outdoor, ‘community-orientated’ Om and Bass focusses on yoga, health and wellbeing, but also includes a host of other activities.

A packed festival schedule is set to include more than 130 workshops in yoga, martial arts, relaxation, meditation, sound healing, child-friendly events, animal workshops, dance classes and more.

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Friday night's all female line up, with ‘The Ladies Who Lunge’, involves a mix of reggae, soul, funk, old school R&B and hip-hop, dub and jungle. Kira Kira is the headline act among the five DJs.

Ms Cox, who also runs workshops linked to the festival throughout the year, enthused: "They (The Ladies Who Lunge) are coming to take over your ears on Friday night with an explosion of sounds to make you dance and smile for hours.

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Rach Cox. Picture: Jason Jones

"From your favourite teenage RnB classics to the latest garage and bassline dance rhythms, they're likely to have your booties shaking."

On Saturday, there will be a daytime set by 'ADHD DJ', before night time performances from Leo B Dub, Jimmy Thunder, Shumba and Ed Lewington.

A fuller provisional schedule will be released in mid June, with a 'sunset yoga dance off' also promised.

Free camping, parking and showers are available on the new site in Watlington, which replaces the previous venue of Braziers Farm in Ipsden. It is understood that there was a financial disagreement ahead of the 2019 event, which is one of the reasons for the move.

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The new site overlooks hundreds of acres of countryside and is an animal retreat sanctuary farm.

There are larger workshop areas and a 'healing hillside spa' on site.

The eco-conscious festival aims to minimise its environmental impact by implementing a zero plastic and fully vegan policy.

It encourages festival goers to take all rubbish off site and share lifts, with single drivers charged a fee which goes towards planting a new sapling. Eco loos and showers are also in place.

An eclectic array of about 100 stalls will feature a variety of global cuisines.

Tickets are still on sale at - 'medium bird' sales end on Saturday, June 1, children go in free and concessions are available on request.