THE UK’S LONGEST RUNNING INDEPENDENT FAMILY FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, COMEDY, CEILIDH, CRAFTS & FAMILY FUN LAUNCH THE TOWERSEY ADVENT CALENDAR, TO REVEAL THEIR GIFT OF 24 GREAT NEW ACTS AND HAPPENINGS EACH DAY UP TO XMAS!
THE DIVINE COMEDY reveals via the Towersey Festival Advent Calendar, as the first exciting headliner for 2023, over 25TH – 28TH August, Bank Holiday Weekend at The Claydon Estate, Buckinghamshire.
This will be followed by a daily reveal in the advent calendar on Towersey’s social media platforms of further acts and attractions running up to Xmas, culminating on Dec 24th with Santa dropping an act down Towersey’s chimney that we’d definitely walk 500 miles to see!
Towersey Festival, the UK’s longest-running independent festival, organised by generations of the same family, is a well-established festival & firm favourite of the merry making local communities throughout Bucks/ Berks and Oxfordshire. With a mix of contemporary and traditional acts the festival are proud to program ‘Any stream, but mainstream!’ Making The Divine Comedy a perfect top to the bill, for the friendly four day event.
The Divine Comedy have been making interesting music, inspired by the creative arts & classic songs and words from writers such as Tolstoy, F Scott Fitzgerald, E.M Forster, Scott Walker & A.A Milne for 30 years. Breaking into the Top 40 singles charts during Britpop alongside the likes of Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) and Brett Anderson (Suede) with Something For The Weekend; Becoming More Like Alfie & The Frog Princess (From the album Casanova) Lead singer Neil Hannon proclaims the bands success to be down to a perfect mix of knowledge and ignorance. They have released 12 studio albums throughout their career & their highest album chart position to date (Top 5) in 2019 came with Office Politics
Towersey Festival has many fantastic activities to enjoy for all the family Including; Dance, Celidah, Circus & Theatre Shows, Storytelling, Outdoor Games, History & Ghost Walks, Fun Run, Forest School, Campfires, Craft Making and Music Jams, with excellent camping facilities, flushing loos, low carbon footprint and a no litter/ community clean up initiative. Further line up info to be announced.
Located in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside, Claydon Estate has over 170 acres of stunning parkland and historic Walled Gardens with a classic example of a fine English country house, which is owned and managed by The National Trust. The privately owned estate and gardens were initially laid out in the 18th century for the 2nd Earl Verney by James Sanderson, a pupil of Capability Brown. Successive generations have made their mark on them, with beautiful herbaceous borders, unique features, and stunning views over the estate’s parkland.