The 21st annual Hook Norton Music Festival!

A small family- friendly village music festival that thinks big and now in its 21st year! Located in the village of Hook Norton on the site of the iconic Hook Norton Brewery. Tickets are limited to 2000.

Alongside the music, Saturday will feature aspects of a traditional Village Fayre, that’s how our annual music festival started, 21 years ago! There is entertainment for the children and stalls from local organisations and groups. A range of crafts, tie dyed clothing and jewellery. Get an Indian head massage, be drawn by a caricaturist and eat some cakes! It is an opportunity to raise funds while having a good time. All proceeds go to charity, Bloodwise, Fire Fighters, Air Ambulance and to local organisations.

The KAST OFF KINKS featuring original members of The Kinks make a welcome return to headline the festival. The timeless songs from Sir Ray Davies, the success of the musical Sunny Afternoon and so many fabulous hits endorse The Kinks as one of the world’s greatest bands.

Dave Clarke  – guitar and vocals
always enjoy Hook Norton, and many thanks to everyone for all the hard work”.
Ian Gibbons – keyboards and vocals
It’s the 50th anniversary of Waterloo Sunset this year (Lola’s getting on a bit as well), so practice your sha la la’s and here’s to a Sunny Afternoon… and evening – you’ll love it!”
John Dalton – bass and vocals
The four of us get on so well and we’re having such a good time. I still get as much of a kick out of playing ‘You Really Got Me’ as I did that first time in 1966. We always play the big hits, but we mix them up with a variety of the lesser known ones. It’s a vast catalogue but nothing gets forgotten.  I’ve played in some great bands throughout my career and worked with a really good bunch of fellow musicians. To still be playing at this age, enjoying myself so much and coming back to where it all started is unbelievable. I consider myself very privileged”.
Mick Avory-  drums and vocals
We’re all looking forward to our return to Hook Norton.  It’s great to see people out front singing along and enjoying themselves.  Hope it doesn’t rain this time!”.

Also on the bill for Saturday… Acoustic WHO – a not to be missed tribute to another of the greatest British bands of all time. The King Biscuit Boys bring their brand of country blues. Rock out to the The FooKing Queens –playing the music by The Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon and Queens of the Stone Age. There will also be original new music from Pete Watkins Originals, solo singer-songwriter Anne-Marie Sanderson and The Machine Breakers. Acoustic Americana from a superb folk trio Under The Wychwood and classic 1950’s Rock n Roll from the The Big Deal, we wrap up the Saturday night with a good old cover spot from Hooky’s own The Norton Commandos.

On Friday night we have Bewelian -a high octane electric folk band with horns! Neva Mynd a Banbury based covers band and the hugely popular Under The Covers.

While all this fabulous music is playing, refresh yourselves with the Hook Norton ales in the beer tent, the Pimms Bar or gin and spirits from The Gin Spot. If you are hungry there are plenty of choices to satisfy a wide range of tastes from Fish n Chips, vegan, Asian, hog roast &BBQ. Or just chill at the coffee bar. So leave your picnics at home and travel light.

Tickets are available here or from The Village Shop, Hook Norton, Hook Norton Brewery, and Jaffe & Neale Chipping Norton..
Saturday: adult £20; 12-17 £10; 3-11 £2.
Friday £5 (11 and under free)

CAMPING: tent camping £5 per person.
Camper Vans and caravans: please make an application via email to, pitches are limited and cost is £20 for the weekend.

IMPORTANT: no alcohol or glass bottles to be brought on site

More information: see Facebook page or send an email to Pete Watkins (

Download the poster.