Towersey Festival, one of the UK’s oldest continually running independent music festivals has announced its full line-up for this year’s 60th anniversary celebration.
The festival, which takes place at Buckinghamshire’s Claydon Estate from 23 – 26 August 2024, has for the last 60 years been a celebration of world class music, arts and culture, enjoyed by music fans, festival devotees and families alike.
This year’s line-up for the four-day festival includes legendary folk rock singer songwriters Billy Bragg and Seth Lakeman, female folk trio The Staves (pictured), Scottish folk rockers Tide Lines and American singer-songwriter Pokey Lafarge. Other highlights of the eclectic line-up include a career-spanning set from the godfathers of punk folk Oyserband, Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music favourites The Hawkmen and Paul Simon’s iconic Graceland reimagined by the
London African Gospel Choir, with more than 40 other musical acts across four days and more opportunities for buskers and open mic spots.
This year also sees the introduction of a Comedy, Film and Literature programme, curated by
renowned Bath-based musical comedian GAVIN OSBORN.
Festival Co-director Joe Heap says “We’re so excited, we’re just delighted with this line-up. The fact that we’re able to announce such a huge programme so early in the year shows just
how keen these big names in the music world are to support and appear at Towersey. We’re
really going back to our roots and bringing you some incredible musical discoveries – bands you’ll know, acts you won’t know yet but everything that we know you’ll love!”
Alongside the bands, Towersey will include its much-loved events and activities, including 48 hours of Ceilidh, festival choirs, dance classes, silent discos, circus skills, storytelling, children’s entertainers and crafts, Woodland Classroom, and much much more plus a huge variety of food and drink outlets.
Co-director Mary Hodson, granddaughter of the original Towersey founder Denis
Manners, added, “We’ve been so privileged to be supported for so long by the local and national music communities and families. It’s really something to celebrate while we also look forward to the next 60 years, and ensuring that Towersey remains something everyone can enjoy, love and nurture for future generations”
Tickets for the whole weekend or single days are on sale now, with options for on-site
camping, plus kids under 5 go free.