Monday, August 23, 2010

A little bit of Glastonbury goes to Oxon

This September a little piece of Glastonbury comes to West Oxfordshire with the first ever Battstock Music Festival.

Battstock is a 1-day event sponsored by Wychwood Brewery and hosted in the grounds of The Batt School in Witney and is being held in order to raise funds for The Batt School Association.

Some of the best live acts around including, Danny & The Champions of The World and The Epstein are lined up to play along with Oxfordshire bands Les Clochards and Quadrophobe. Also on the bill are singer Daisy Chapman from Bristol and the perfect pop of London-based Jonathan Haselden plus there will be an appearance by youngsters from the Witchwood School of Rock.

There will also be food, stalls, a bar, music workshops, a bouncy castle, face painting and plenty of things to keep children entertained apart from the music.

Battstock is the brainchild of dear friend and online music promoter Adrian Phillips of TunA the Day and Graeme Merrifield who runs the prestigious and rather wonderful, Wychwood Festival which I visited for the first time this year (and thoroughly enjoyed). All profits will go to The Batt School Association. 


Sat 11 Sept - Gates open 1pm - Live music from 2pm – 9.30pm

Adults £5  |  under 16s £2

Tickets available from

And if you purchase online before the end of august you could win tickets to next year’s Wychwood Festival, £100 of CDs or cases of Wychwood beer.

You can also order by phone on tel 0845 257 4938 or from Rapture Entertainment record store in Witney.

Want to know more? Then check out the Promo video