PREPARATIONS are in full swing for the Towersey Festival, with the emphasis being on making it a ‘local occasion’.
Organisers have confirmed there will be eight stages at the weekend-long festival, with many of the acts coming from the Thame area.
Spokesman Joe Heap said: “It was started 47 years ago by local people for local people and for the benefit of the village so we are keen to make sure it still does that.
“We want to re-engage with the community and get the message across that this is a great arts festival right on their doorstep and so there is no need to travel long distances to experience a fantastic festival.”
Billy Bragg will be headlining the music stages but organisers are keen to remind people of the other areas at the event – including a bar serving 20 different real ales.
Mr Heap said: “We are making it a real festival experience so it is much more than just the music. We have one of the best real ale festivals around and it is run by people who really believe in micro breweries.”
Tickets are already on sale for the festival, which takes place between August 25 and 29.
Weekend tickets cost £98 – to purchase visit www.towerseyfestival.com