The Line Up

We hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy the musical fayre. The acts have been selected to provide variety and quality. The committee and our supporters invest huge amount of time and effort into putting on this charity music festival which raises money for local and national causes while providing a family friendly weekend of entertainment in the wonderful village of Hook Norton. We thank you all for your support!

Over the 24 years our festival headliners have included, Dr Feelgood, The Yardbirds, The Manfreds, The Kast Off Kinks, John Coghlans Quo, The Hamsters, Pete Brown (Cream), Ashley Hutchings, The Men They Couldn’t Hang – to name just a few. All icons and pillars of the best of British popular and rock music. This year we are thrilled to welcome From the Jam to Hook Norton!

FRIDAY NIGHT (7 to11) has over the years built a great reputation as a “good old party night”, where we generally feature some fabulous local cover bands and an acoustic act, we’ve done the same for this year! And for your entertainment we have two cover bands.

Blues Extra playing a range of rock and blues.

Then our Friday headliner THE INFLATABLES. Ultimate SKA band, one of the best in the business!

Our acoustic act is GED WILSON – Ged is a fabulous acoustic blues artist playing covers and original songs.

SATURDAY NIGHT (2pm-11.45) :  Headlined at 8pm by From The Jam featuring Bruce Foxton.

The gates open from 1pm. First act on will be the wonderful Scarecrow, the best of acoustic folk. Then it’s to the main stage for Fallen Angels a young covers band making big waves in Oxford. Original music follows from Weird Boyfriend, catchy indie rock songs beautifully performed. Then Banbury’s number one Rhythm and Blues band – Spank The Monkey return to our festival. Next up it’s The Machine Breakers – original music at it’s best and such a talented band. Then on main stage we welcome a 15-piece soul band called Boogie Me for a Jools Holland type experience! Another Oxford based band takes the stage – The Shapes, these guys have played most of the big local festivals now it’s great to have them at M@C, more fabulous original music.

From the Jam will be on stage at 8pm for the headline spot!

Afterwards to help us see out the night in the marquee stage we have Man Make Fire – a hard edged exciting rock covers band from Chipping Norton along with the Norton Commandos, our local Hook Norton covers band to help you finish off the last beers before bed time!

SUNDAY AFTERNOON (11 till 4pm) – an acoustic chill out session including music from The Skeptics and three piece a-capella act, Original and covers from Pete Watkins Originals and The Coopers. We welcome solo singer guitarist Tom Davies. More artists to be announced for Sunday.

Performance times

Friday 2nd July
19.00Ged Wilson
20.00Blues Extra
21.30The Inflatables
Saturday 3rd July
14.45Fallen Angels
15.35Weird Boyfriend
16.25Spank the Monkey
17.15Machine Breakers
18.05Boogie Me
19.00The Shapes
20.00From the Jam
21.00Man Make Fire
22.00Norton Commandos
Sunday 4th July11.00 – 16.00
The Skeptics
The Coopers
Pete Watkins Originals
Tom Davies