With Glastonbury taking a well-deserved year off, music fans will need to look elsewhere to get their music kicks this summer. Luckily, South Oxfordshire – where many key Midsomer Murders scenes are filmed – has a feast of music scheduled to take place during the festival season.
Over in riverside Henley there’s the Rewind Festival (featuring Adam Ant, Tony Hadley and The Village People) while the annual Bunk Fest in Wallingford (‘Causton’ in Midsomer Murders) is always a big draw for folk fans.
And you can’t overlook Thame – the town will be buzzing on Sunday May 13th as it stages the Music in the Park event at Elms Park.
The line-up for the event isn’t advertised on the Music on the Park website but an article in today’s Thame Gazette has revealed the acts which are set to perform.
Among them is Hats Off To Harper; a Led Zeppelin tribute band who are managed by Warren Grant, son of the real band’s late manager Peter Grant.
Rockabilly band The Roadhouse Cruisers and Thame techno outfit As If will also be appearing on one of Music in the Park’s three stages. Tickets are very reasonably priced at £20 for a family, £8 for an adult and £6 concessions.
Festivals aren’t the only events in South Oxfordshire If you can’t wait until May to see some great music in Thame then you should come the town’s leisure centre on 24th March. This is the date when Matthew Stiff, a member of operatic group G4, will be singing at a concert staged by the Thame choir.
G4 were runners up in the X-Factor and are famous for an operatic version of Bohemian Rhapsody – perhaps Matthew will sing it on the big night!