Venues & Stages

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Our main Festival venues are on one big greenfield site in the middle of a great showground in the Oxfordshire countryside.  We have everything from 3000 people jumping up and down to 50 people listening intently only inches from the artists.  So however you like to listen, watch or take part we have the stages and venues for you to enjoy!  Check them out below.

Venue 65

The BIG home to BIG names. With a dedicated bar and all the big names you can lose yourself day or night in this groundbreaking Festival venue. Bring a chair if you want to sit or grab a spot on one of our benches or get ready to dance if that's your thing. All are welcome in this huge festival space dedicated to great music and good times.

The Big Club

The Big Club is like an intimate club (only quite a bit bigger!)  Sit back and soak up the atmosphere of this special and famous venue for acoustic music. Big names, emerging artists, things you know and things we know you'll love will all take to the stage in this newly thought out venue!  Plus some moring, luntime and late night special shows that we just know will make your festival.

Festival Dance House

The Festival Dance House has a reputation for some of the best dancing on the scene. Starting each day with the very popular family yoga, the venue moves through workshops in a whole range of dance styles into the amazing Towersey ceilidhs and dance from around the world. It's the place to be if you like to get moving and whether you're a beginner or an expert you will be welcomed in.

The Festival Green Bar

Amazing Ales, Ciders and Craft Beers plus our handpicked wine range and lots of other tasty tipples.  All that and more great music on our Bar Stage witth loal talent, main stage treats and new discoveries.  Music, Drink and good company; yep, that's our Festival Green Bar.

 The Den

Home to our Festival Folk Club and Cinema this is our "Alternative" venue. A place of Workshops, Poetry, Storytelling, intimate gigs and brilliant film, all wrapped up in a beautiful mini circus big top. Named after the Festival founder Denis Manners (or Den) it's a place of up close encounters and relaxed artistic happenings.

Lantern Tent

The Home of our world famous Lantern Making workshops as well as some first class music, song and hands on workshops. Come and get stuck in.


 All About Children (5-11 yrs)

All About Children is our name for all things children and families. Expect lots of old favourites as well as some amazing new activities. Our buzz words are “Life Skills”, more “Open Access” events and of course “Fun”! We have developed a new area that includes our regular marquees as well as more open space to roam and spill out into. This is all about inclusive activities to do with children. Come play, learn and enjoy.

Towersey Tales Tent

Our dedicated Storytelling tent is home to some great tellers. Come and snuggle down in this cosy little tent and lose yourself in a story.

Youth Festival (12-25 yrs)

Our programme is packed with amazing stuff for younger adults to get stuck into, dance, play, create or just sit back and watch. As well as dedicated and exclusive "Youth" activities we also put on a range of activities across the festival that we think are perfect for our younger (and more energetic) festival goer. Look out for our Lunchtime Disco, Themed Dance Nights, Late night specials and "hands-on workshops" plus a massive Dance programme of Morris, Euro, Jive, Ballet, Ballroom and more and not forgetting, the biggest line up of vibrant Ceilidh on the scene in our world famous Festival Dance House.


The Festival Green

The Festival Green really is UNIQUE to Towersey! You won't find this kind of atmosphere at many other festivals on the scene. It's like a little bonus on top of all the main stage stuff. The best entertainment, wonderful settings, music, real surprises and hidden gems; a cool drink and a plateful of tasty food under a big blue sky where flags and banners flutter in a summer breeze that carries the sound of great music, laughing children and cheering crowds.

The Creative Quarter

At Towersey we like to encourage new activities and experiences by creating inviting, beautiful spaces to inspire a whole new festival experience while feeling at home with the Towersey Festival you know and love. We've created somewhere for people to gather, listen, watch, dance, sing, play, learn, create and enjoy. Welcome to the Creative Quarter! Expect the unexpected, engage your imagination, stimulate your senses and get creative with Colouring Corner, Storytelling, Crafts Workshops, Creative Challenges, Dressing up Box, Face Painting, Giant Games, Have a go at? Interactive Sculpture, Sculpture Village, Junk Musical Instruments, Ball Run a lovely Tea and Coffee shop and our famous pallet furniture to chill out on and read the paper.  And this years theme....

Saddle up, we're heading out West this year. Pull on your cowboy boots and pick up your Stetson or fashion your feather headband, don your bead adorned dress and mosey on down to Towersey Town or our Apache Village for some fun and games Wild West style! We have all your favourites, a wagon full of new creative and traditional games, crafts and activities as well as a few surprises. From panning for gold with the prospector and making a dinner bell to stick pulling, horse shoes, Native American Indian Dancing Sticks and edible model log cabin making, something for all the family to enjoy. We look forward to seeing ya’ll soon. Yee Haw!