Don’t miss: Cirencester’s Phoenix Festival rises again this year

Just outside of Swindon, the fourth Phoenix Festival is returning, and this year promises to be even bigger and better than the last.

Phoenix Festival
Phoenix Festival 2015. © Let’s Play Music

On Saturday, 27 and Sunday, 28 August, The Phoenix Festival is coming back to the Abbey Grounds, Cirencester.

The Phoenix Festival’s unique intimate atmosphere and party environment means that it has become one of the region’s best-loved free music festivals with lots of great stalls, food, and merchandise, alongside some amazing live and local acts over a number of stages.

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This year, the festival are offering two of the best live tribute acts in the UK: Oas-is and Who’s Next, giving the festival a very Brit-Pop feel.

Glen Moreman, Festival Organiser said: “We are thrilled to have two very dynamic and dedicated tribute bands at the Phoenix this year. They celebrate so much that is great and good about British music and are sure to entertain and enthral festival fans.”

‘Let’s Play Music’, a group of guitar and drumming teachers in Cirencester, Cheltenham, and Faringdon are working with the festival to hold an ‘Open Mic Stage’ showcasing local amateur talent. The first part of the day is dedicated to child musicians and the second part to adults.

Last year’s Phoenix Festival drew thousands of festival fans from far and wide. Despite the horrible downpour, the crowds’ spirits weren’t dampened and the festival continued in full swing.

For more information and to get involved visit the Phoneix Festival website or email Lucy.