Tribute acts and DJs as summer festival returns to Oxfordshire

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After a successful first event a summer festival is returning to the countryside with West End and radio DJ headliners.

Summer Sounds festival is coming back for 2022 with live music, West End stars and club classics; all to take place at Kirtlington Park Polo Club, in Kidlington from Friday 12 to Saturday 13 August.

Headliners include Mania: The ABBA Tribute, and Symphonic Ibiza, who are joined by Heart Radio DJ Toby Anstis.

Fresh from the West End and returning for their second year, Mania: The ABBA Tribute will be the headline act kicking of Summer Sounds on the Friday night.

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Formed in 1999, the band have been performing together for nearly three decades and are known as the world’s number one ABBA tribute act.

Since making their debut in 2018, Symphonic Ibiza have received five-star reviews, as well as being awarded Theatre Weekly’s “Best Event” at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The act consists of a 15-piece live orchestra with pulsating bass and beats.

Symphonic Ibiza’s own DJ Andy Joyce is originally from Oxfordshire so will be reconnecting with his home roots.

With 17 years of experience working for Heart Radio and hosting his own spin off station, Heart Dance, Toby Anstis’s sound ranges from club classics to old school hits.

Gates open at 6pm on Friday, with performances starting at 7.30pm on Friday and Saturday.

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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

Get in touch with him by emailing: Matthew.norman@newsquest.co.uk

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