For years, music fans have enjoyed spending a summer weekend at the Riverside Festival in Charlbury.

The free festival gives local bands a chance to play on a big stage on front of hundreds of fans.

There are several stages including a main stage near the entrance and lots of fun on offer for families.

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Like other music festivals, the Riverside was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic and it is not clear if any festivals will be able to go ahead in 2021 due to rising cases of coronavirus.

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Festival goers had lots of fun at the riverside site in 2019 nearly 25 years after the family-friendly event was first launched.

The two-day music bonanza in Mill Field showcased some of Oxfordshire's finest musical talents from across the genres.

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Held on the banks of the River Evenlode, more than 40 artists played across four stages.

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Festival director Andy Pickard said at the time: "There has been lots and lots of families here - it s a great atmosphere - really thriving.

"The bands have been excellent again this year and a Lancaster bomber did a flypast which was great."

The festival, which believes around 9,000 visitors attend across Saturday and Sunday, was hit by bad weather the previous year.

Referring to the 2018 rain, Mr Pickard added: "The best new thing we have had (this year) is sunshine - it's been really nice actually."

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Headlining the main stage in 2019 was four-piece Oxford band Kanadia, while Sunday's top billing went to upbeat garage punk band Self Help.

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The second stage, run by independent record stores, Rapture in Witney and Truck Store in Oxford, featured an impressive line-up of local bands including Peerless Pirates, Ghosts in the Photographs and Death of the Maiden.