For years, music fans have enjoyed spending a summer weekend at the Riverside Festival in Charlbury.

The free festival gives local bands the chance to play in front of hundreds of fans on a big stage.

There are multiple stages including a main stage near the entrance and lots of fun for families.

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As with other music festivals, the Riverside was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic and it is not clear if festivals can take place in 2021 due to increasing cases of coronavirus.

Music fans dress up as pirates on the riverside in 2019

Festival goers had a lot of fun on the riverside in 2019, almost 25 years after the family-friendly event started.

The two day music bonanza at Mill Field featured some of Oxfordshire’s finest musical talent from all genres.

Enjoy the riverside bouncy castle in 2019

More than 40 artists played on four stages on the banks of the Evenlode River.

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Festival director Andy Pickard said at the time: “There were many, many families here – it’s a great atmosphere – really successful.

“The bands were excellent again this year and a Lancaster bomber made a great flypast.”

The festival, attended by around 9,000 visitors on Saturday and Sunday, was affected by bad weather last year.

Regarding the 2018 rain, Mr. Pickard added, “The best we’ve had (this year) is sunshine – it was really beautiful.”

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The four-piece Oxford band Kanadia stood on the main stage in 2019, while the optimistic garage punk band Self Help gave the top bill on Sunday.

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The second phase, run by independent record stores Rapture in Witney and Truck Store in Oxford, featured an impressive array of local bands, including Peerless Pirates, Ghosts in the Photographs and Death of the Maiden.