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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.

1.00pm: kingB : kingB love the blues. kingB love the way the blues makes you feel. Powerful vocals and soloing from guitars and harmonica.

2.30pm: Great Bear Radio : synth textured existential garage rock 🤘

3.45pm: The Shakedown Prophets : possibly Oxfordshire's hardest-working R&B band.

5.20pm: T-Bone Marmaduke & The Massive Gamble : Purveyors of Rousin' Americana from South Gilly, deep in the back woods of The Wild West Country

6.30pm: The 7 O'Clock Junkies : two bands in one! Originals and covers of classics from the likes of REM.

8.00pm: 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

The Glasgow Family


We're pleased to announce our Culture Club programme for CBF 2023, 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!

2.15pm-2.45pm : 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

3.00pm : The Bodleian Library's Tolkien archivist Catherine McIlwaine, on 'JRR Tolkien and Oxford'

3.45pm : On the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush in the UK, Eddy Smythe will talk about his father: 'John Smythe QC, MBE – World War II airman, Empire Windrush pioneer, and Attorney General of Sierra Leone'

4:30pm : Paris-based cosmologist Dr Natalie Hogg, on 'Cosmology's first century: a guided tour of the universe from Einstein to the James Webb Space Telescope'

5.15pm : John Partington on 'Beer and the Bible: Why Jesus would have been a CAMRA member'

6:00pm : Charlbury Ukulele Group – bring along a ukulele and/or your voice if you want to join in!

Timings and line-up subject to change.

Thank you to our children's tent sponsor


Join our friends from Charlbury Pre-School who will be selling ice lollies, painting faces, and running drop in sessions throughout the afternoon. There will be some games for older children too.

Clare from The Theatre Chipping Norton will be decorating faces with glitter.

Kevin’s Community Circus will be coming to town, with all sorts of fun equipment to entertain, amuse and educate all ages.