ONE of our favourite summer festivals, Wilderness, has unveiled its fourth headliner – and, as lovers of all things French, we are frankly impressed.

House music duo Justice join Nile Rodgers & Chic, Bastille and Jon Hopkins to top the bill at the boutique event along the woods and lakes of Cornbury Park, near Charlbury from August 2-5.

The electro act are touring new album Woman Worldwide, which is set for a summer release. Expect a deliciously Gallic melange of slick electro, techno, pop, R&B, rock, funk and disco from the house duo – best known for their tunes D.A.N.C.E. and We Are Your Friends – the remix of Simian’s Never Be Alone.

Also appearing are Kamasi Washington, Baxter Dury, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), IAMDDB, Mahalia, Joy Crookes, Dan Owen, Confidence Man and Palace, with Groove Armada, playing The Valley alongside hot property Peggy Gou and George Fitzgerald.

Also newly added are Kitty, Daisy & Lewis on fresh rock & roll stage The Hereafter.


A small village hall may not be the first place you’d expect to find quality folk, Americana, roots and country music, but Orchard Hall in Harwell has become the county’s hottest new venue.

Big Ginger Tom Music, a fledgling music promotion company is staging shows by well respected names from the folk world at the village hall, continuing tomorrow with Cambridge band The Willows alongside Faringdon’s White Horse Whisperers as support.

September will feature four-piece band Ranagri supported by Witney based KIVA.

In October Fred’s House, another Cambridge band, will bring their mix of contemporary folk, West Coast sound and rock alongside Adam Barnes, who grew up in Harwell and returns from Berlin for the show.

November sees the return of Gilmore & Roberts and Woodstock’s Martha Bailey.

  • Tickets are available from Bob’s Butchers in Harwell, Mostly Books in Abingdon or online at
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