“Why are you called Halfway to Seventy-Five?” It’s the first question anyone asks us, and the answer is quite simple. Back in 2013, our first ever festival was conceived as something of a birthday party for our founder, Will Banks, but the end of January is no time to be sitting outside enjoying music, food and drink by the river. So instead, Will decided to put on a mini-festival at Oxford’s farmhouse at the end of July that year, and ‘Halfway to Seventy-Five’ sounds better than ‘Thirty-Seven and a Half’.

Fast forward a decade, and Will, who is now fast approaching halfway to 100, is still keen to share his passion for ‘Americana, roots & good honest music’ and a love of bringing people together with live music.

Up until an extended hiatus, partly self imposed and partly the result of a global pandemic, we’d played host to seven summer festivals, three Christmas jamborees, and a range of single shows from both local artists and touring acts.

“This may well be the most relaxing festival I’ve ever seen…what a way to spend a summer’s day” (The Oxford Times)

“A small but exceptionally curated programme…festivals and music don’t get more laid back and honest than this” (The Field Guide)