Best turnout ever as Witney Music Festival makes triumphant return


Music lovers partied in their thousands with one of the best turn-outs ever for Witney Music Festival.

The event, blessed with sunshine and back in person after two years, was headlined by The Inflatables on Friday and 90s hitmakers EMF on Saturday.

It also showcased some of the best local talent the town has to offer, including the music charity OxMAT (Oxfordshire Music and Arts Trust) stars of the future.

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Chair Eric Marshall said: “We are humbled by the support given to the festival this year, especially after such uncertainty about its future, together with the transition to a sustainable model to secure the festival in the long term.

“This new approach of charging at the door didn’t put people off – in fact we had one of the best turnouts ever! 

Mr Marshall gave huge thanks to Witney Town Council, Hook Norton Brewery, who stepped in at the last-minute and all the volunteers.

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He said: “They don’t have their names on the posters but without their much needed help the festival wouldn’t happen.”

He added: “I’m sitting here on the Monday after the event feeling exhausted but extremely blessed that the people of Witney pitch in to help make the festival happen. 

“The weekend reflects on the good heart of people who can come together for the joy of music and really help us see we are all part of a beautiful, loving community.”

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