The Best August Bank Holiday Monday: Over The Hill Festival

The beautiful Oxfordshire countryside is destined to become immersed in the world of Americana. Introducing the first-ever Over the Hill festival.

The Americana and Roots festival that’s proudly presented by Glovebox Live will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August. Located at the picturesque Cogges Manor Farm, there will be plenty of opportunities to delve into the Americana experience. This will include intimate performances from some of the finest live Americana acts in the UK today. Featuring two stages that are housed in beautiful tithe barns, the line up for the festival includes: Danny & The Champions of the World, William the Conqueror, Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds (The Men They Couldn’t Hang)with The Ramshackle Band, Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou, The Black Feathers, Paul McClure, Ags Connolly and The Niall Kelly Band. 

Local, award-winning brewer, Wychwood Brewery will also be proudly sponsoring Over the Hill. Furthermore, Wychwood Brewery will be providing thirst-quenching beverages such as the refreshing Shipyard IPA. In addition, the festival will feature authentic American food from vendors such as The Burn Out BBQ and Fat Lil’s. There will also be the chance to discover the whole of the Cogges Museum site. In addition, the site is easy to access, family friendly and has lots of free parking. 

Tickets are available for £30 online via We Got Tickets and SEE Tickets. Tickets can bought locally from Rapture in Witney, The Old Fire Station and Truck Store in Oxford.

About The Headliners 

Danny & the Champions of the World

Winners of UK Artists of the Year, UK Album of the Year and UK song of the Year at the 2016 UK Americana Awards, Danny & The Champions of the World are one of the UK’s favourite Americana acts. Fronting the band is Danny Wilson (formerly of Grand Drive) and over the years this has ultimately helped the band draw comparisons to The Band and George Harrison for their distinct alt-country folk style.

William the Conqueror

Having shared the stage with the likes of Van Morrison and Ethan Johns, thumping Southern rock, Americana band William the Conqueror are a band of extraordinary musical diversity. Praised for their grit and authenticity by the likes of The Guardian and NPR’s Ann Powers, they made their mark by reaching #14 in the Independent Album Chart with their latest album, Bleeding on the Soundtrack. The trio and amplify their sonic power through their stunning performances. 

Listen to the acts performing at Over the Hill festival here:

About the Promoter

Glovebox Live are a West Oxfordshire-based music promotions company. Well known for promoting many magical events featuring the likes of Hunter & The Bear, to Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze. Glovebox Live have curated stages at Wychwood Festival, The Riverside Festival and started their own record label. 

Over the Hill festival will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August.