Towersey Festival have confirmed on their website that they will be hosting the 56th festival at Middle Clayton, Buckinghamshire from 2020.
The festival has been running since 1965 but moved to Thame Show Ground in 2015. It set out as a fundraising event to rescue the decaying Towersey Village Memorial Hall – a building that commemorated the 14 men who had lost their lives in the First World War. In that first year, it was a one-day village fete with morris dancing and a folk singing session in the pub barn. Its success can be measured by the money raised, the enjoyment of the day by the village residents and visitors, and by the fact that, in the following year, a three-day event was held.
The festival, which attracts approximately 10,000 people each year is being relocated to the Claydon Estate in Buckinghamshire due to the deterioration of Thame Showground and failure to establish a long term deal.