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Live Music at Charlbury Beer Festival


You didn't just come drink! We have a range of entertainment to suit all tastes. There's live music, culture tent, and a children's tent.

Thank you to our live music sponsor


The following is our intended running order. Charlbury Morris will also be with us throughout the day.

1pm: Generation Jones : the mellow sound of acoustic guitar and tight, smooth vocal harmonies - influenced by the work of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, John Martyn, and Lennon and McCartney.

2.05pm: Torrin : not-to-be-missed winner of The Voice Kids 2021.

3.15pm: The Shakedown Prophets : possibly Oxfordshire's hardest-working R&B band.

4.15pm: kingB : kingB love the blues. kingB love the way the blues makes you feel. Powerful vocals and soloing from guitars and harmonica.

5.35pm: The Knights of Mentis : nine piece band based out of Oxford playing roots, folk, country and americana.

6.50pm: The 7 O'Clock Junkies : two bands in one! Originals and covers of classics from the likes of REM.

8pm: Hope and Glory : Ska mad! Back by popular demand! Expect a roof raising set of ska and rude boy classics from this amazing seven-piece band.

Thank you to our culture tent sponsor


We're pleased to annouce our Clutre Club programme for CBF 2022, complete with workshops, talks and performance.

12.00pm-2.00pm : Family-friendly printmaking workshop with local artist Anthony Lloyd. Suitable for all ages and abilities - it's free, so just drop in!

2.00pm : Charlbury Children's Choir, led by Charlbury-based music teachers and composers Jennie Grierson and Jenny Mahler Larsen, sing a selection of their favourite songs.

2.45pm : Beer in the University Archives with Alice Blackford Millea, Assistant Keeper of the University Archives at Oxford's Bodleian Library.

3.30pm : Dresden: Destruction, Renewal and Post-War Reconciliation with Marcus Ferrar, Chair of the Dresden Trust

4.15pm : A conversation with Professor Catherine Merridale, internationally renowned authority on Russian history, and winner of the prestigious Wolfson Prize for History for her book about the Kremlin, Red Fortress: The Secret Heart of Russia's History

5.00pm : The Drink Map of Oxford. Stuart Ackland of the Bodleian Library's Map Room will talk about what this historic 19th century map tells us about the drinking habits of the city's former residents. He'll also ask what a present-day "Drinks Map of Oxfordshire" might look like - all ideas welcome!

Timings and line-up subject to change. Keep checking for news of more guests.

Thank you to our children's tent sponsor

The Glasgow Family


Little Wild Things

Join Little Wild Things in the kids tent for some fun and free nature activities. Race a snail, dig for minibeasts and build a bug to take home!

Chipping Norton Theatre

Come and join Georgie one of The Theatre Chipping Norton’s Youth Theatre tutors for a FREE 30 minute workshop. Suitable for ages 7-11, these short workshops will give you a taste of The Theatre’s term time weekly sessions! Their Youth Theatre focuses on developing creative performance skills, self-confidence and you’ll even have the opportunity to tread the boards on The Theatre’s stage. There are no auditions to become a member of our Youth Theatre and they are fully inclusive of experience and ability. They have sessions available for school years 3-12. To find out more visit their website at chippingnortontheatre.com or give their Box Office a call on 01608 642350.

Georgie has been working at The Theatre Chipping Norton since 2021 and is a huge advocate for the performing arts. Alongside teaching Youth Theatre and various holiday workshops, she also teaches LAMDA at Chipping Norton Secondary School.