Cornbury Music Festival - Sunday - The Great Tew Park
Cornbury Music Festival is a three day event, taking place at the Great Twew Park in Oxfordshire. It's a family friendly affair. with acts playing over four stages. There's also plenty to offer in addition to the music, including a comedy tent, a fun-filled fairground and a fantastic children's area.
My final day at the Festival was a slightly truncated affair as I had to leave early, missing main stage headliners Gypsy Kings. I was still able to sample a lot of music in the time I was there, with UK country duo The Shires an early highlight, making me look forward to their debut album, hopefully appearing later in the year.
The Festival also played host to a couple of X Factor contestants from 2013, with winner Sam Bailey appearing on the main Pleasant Valley Stage and third place runner up Luke Friend showing up on the Songbird one. Both acts had fans lining the first few rows, with Luke's getting slightly irate when the photographers appeared, slightly blocking their view. I did say we were only there for a trio of tracks, only to be met with "THREE SONGS!". I'm sure they had a great time anyway, as Luke seemed in fine voice, delivering several of his own compositions, songs that fans seemed to have taken to their heart already.
My final Cornbury act was Japanese Superstar Tomoyasu Hotei. The guitarist has sold millions of albums but I'm sure his name won't ring a bell to many. Chances are you've heard one of his tracks though, as his instrumental 'Battle Without Honor Or Humanity' is featured heavily in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. It was the last song I heard at the Festival and a great way to end my weekend.
I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for 2015's Cornbury line up as I really enjoyed my first visit to the Festival. It won't take much to get me there again.
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