Following government advice about Coronavirus, Cornerstone Arts Centre is currently closed to the public. Visit our blog post for more information on this closure: here.
Cornerstone Arts Centre is still Didcot's community hub even in this unprecedented time where we can't be physically open. We will continue to illuminate theatre, visual arts, community spirit and everything else under our umbrella in the best way we possibly can online.
For a while, our website is going to look a little different. We are creating pages with details of our new digital initiatives including virtual galleries, streaming theatre and bringing classes into your living rooms so you can enjoy us even during this period. We will continue to be a community resource and we look forward to seeing you again in person when this is all over.
Beer tokens will be available to purchase during the festival.
Friday 28 Jul 2017 to Sunday 30 Jul 2017
Tags: Special Event
Join us for the FREE 8th Annual Beer and Music Festival at Cornerstone with over 25 beers, ales and ciders, a BBQ and hog roast and the best from the local and national music scene.
The unique thing about our beer and music festival is the quality of the music on offer here.
5.15pm, Sam Mcneil - Returning for his third year at the beer festival, local musician Sam McNeill opens the weekend with his collection of covers, putting his unique spin on popular songs
6.15pm, Andy Robbins - A regular on the Oxford music scene. Andy would describe his sound as folk blues with an indie rock undertone tied up with deep emotion.
7.15pm, Josie and the Outlaw - Rock and Roll and a whole lot of ass kicking soul.
8.30pm, Funkinsteins - Forged from the purest elements in music, this trio have crafted a truly original master sound. Blending funky dance music with sprinkles of rock.
10pm, Dubwiser - The Harlem Globetrotters of the Oxford scene. Jonas has been described as a local Rasta legend – Nightshift Magazine
1.30pm, Amani - Up and coming 4-piece indie rock band from Newbury.
2.30pm, Fred’s House - An award-winning band based in Cambridge. They make summery, 70s West Coast inspired folk/rock but have their own distinctively fresh sound.
3.45pm, The August List - Acoustic guitars, kick drums, harmonicas, found instruments and their voices are deployed with verve and passion on songs concerning, amongst other things, the frailty of human existence and the awesomeness of nature.
5.15pm, The White Horse Whisperers - If you love original songs that tell real stories, from a mythical dog to a lady searching for her lost love who was snatched by a sea demon, then you will enjoy this contemporary folk trio.
7pm, Adam Barnes - An Oxford-based folk artist and a haunting songwriter. Adam is an honest performer waiting for some more people to take a step back and listen in.
8.30pm, Loud Mountains - An Americana outft formed by American brothers. Originally from Connecticut, the duo settled in Oxford and recently signed to the leading Americana label, Clubhouse Records.
10pm, Alphabet Backwards - The band’s sound is infectiously catchy and puts a smile on your face. It’s a summery, joyous, happy-go-lucky affair, punctuated with an irresistible synth buzz and hooks aplenty…
12-12:30pm & 1.30-2pm, Campervan of Love - a funny, magical, musical, dancing adventure for all the family. Through songs, dances and hilarious set pieces, the performers will explode the physical possibilities of a specially adapted Campervan. They’ll swing, climb and fall whilst engaging the audience in a story about how Cupid has fallen in love only to discover his powers to make others fall in love have deserted him. In a quest to recover them he enlists the help of a host of surprising characters. Together they set out on a chaotic road trip in the magical campervan that takes them to heart of what’s in our hearts.“...original, charming and very funny.” The List, Big bag of Boom
3pm, Rob Traynor - A regular performer at Cornerstone’s open mic night.
3.45pm, Robin Shannon - Performing original songs and covers in the folk/blues tradition.
4.30pm, Brodie Johnson - 15-year-old folk singer and musician from Abingdon. Today Brodie is performing on her own, singing and playing acoustic guitar from a repertoire that includes Joan Baez and Laura Marling.
5.15pm, Elle Nelson - Singer songwriter and regular at our open mic night
6.15pm, Shady Grove String Band - A collection of folks from The Moonshine and Scratchdog Stringband. Sometimes they like to get together and mix things up a bit!
7.15pm, BMW – Drawing from a lifetime’s obsession with music of many styles BMW blend rock, pop, mod, punk, indie, jazz, country, blues basically everything.