So last weekend saw us all schlepping off a few miles down the road to this year’s Cornbury Festival held in the Great Tew estate. Pretty exciting rolling up to the artists entrance and walzing through the queues to find our ‘special’ camper van pass had earned us the best plot on the field, complete with our own shady tree, uninterrupted views and the portaloos within 20 yards. Oh yes, there are definitely some perks to being a wife of the band…
The band’s set was amazing - the audience at the Riverside stage prior to their performance had been polite, but the whole place came alive when The Brickwork Lizards took to the stage and the area was literally swamped within a couple of songs - they were dancing in the aisles, there wasn’t a spare hay bale in sight and even the tea tent was grooving… Definitely the highlight of the festival for us and for many other festi-goers who stopped us throughout the rest of the day to 'meet the guitarist’ and tell him how great the band were. The boys were bemused…!
Anyway, as far as festivals go, Cornbury’s organisers have it about right when they describe it as a country fayre with a rock n roll edge. It’s most polite, very clean, super-organised and there’s plenty to do, buy and see (god how middle-class!). The boys loved it too which was a bit of a bonus as happy kids = happy mummy.
Roll on the rest of this summer’s festivals.