Glen Matlock, who joined the Sex Pistols at just 16 years old co-writing most of the iconic album "Never Mind The B******s" and hits such as "Pretty Vacant," "Anarchy In The UK" and "God Save The Queen." Glen has played, performed and written with many greats from decades of Music including Iggy Pop, Ronnie Wood, The Dammed, Primal Scream, Mick Jones, Midge Ure, Gary Kemp and Wendy James. August sees the release of his long-awaited solo album, "Good To Go" which has a distinctly rock-a-billy sound and Cornbury Festival crowds will enjoy a preview of some of his new material.

Saturday female headliners

In keeping with the main stage all female line-up on 14th July, headlined by Alanis Morissette, Marcella Detroit will headline the Jack FM stage on Saturday afternoon, according to Music news. Marcella started her career with Bob Seger, before going on to co-write and perform with Eric Clapton on many of his classic hits. She has written for Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and Elton John, taking centre stage, when she partnered with Bananarama’s Siobhan Fahey as Shakespeare’s Sister producing several hits including the epic "Stay" and "You’re History."

Sunday music lineup

Brian McFadden formerly of Westlife has had no less than 13 number one singles and a further nine top five singles with hits such as "Uptown Girl" "I Have a Dream" and "Flying without wings." The 90s pop sensation currently performs live as of one half of Boyzlife with Boyzone heartthrob Keith Duffy and is in the studio writing a new solo album, due for release later this year.

Widely respected for his perfect pitch, vocal range and songwriting skills, Brian will be performing three songs with new material, from his forthcoming solo album, which has taken him into an exciting new musical direction. The festival will be getting very soulful on Sunday 15th July.

Further artists over the weekend joining the JACK stage headliners will include; Liv Austen - Half Nordic and British beauty, hotly tipped as a rising star.

Liv attracted much attention at this year’s Country to Country Festival, delighting audiences with her up-tempo blend of catchy pop and country. North London born and bred Emily Capell has weekly residencies at Camden Town's Proud Gallery and Dublin Castle under her belt, as well as a string of festival appearances at the likes of Glastonbury and Lattitude.

Emily is building an impressive fan base. Performing live sessions on BBC Radio London and Radio X, with her current single making its debut on 6 Music.

Alternative pop act, signed to Boy George’s More Protein label, Blair Jollands, is often hailed as New Zealand’s answer to Beck, with a songwriting style similar to Nick Cave. Indie songsmith Chris Simmons has opened for the likes of Squeeze; The Kooks; Jackson Browne; The Maccabees; Seth Lakeman; Beth Orton; Finlay Quaye, Suede and Ocean Colour Scene. Squeeze legend Chris Difford has himself contributed to lyrics on several of Chris’s releases.

If Cornbury isn't your bag, then there are many other festivals to enjoy in the Cotswolds to this summer and I will be checking them out.

The Big Feastival

24 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

  • Alex James' Farm - Churchill Heath Farm, Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ
  • Basement Jaxx, Craig David and Paloma Faith headline

Annual Cotswold Show and Food Festival at Cirencester Park, GL7 1XB

7 & 8 July 2018 - Annual Cotswold Show and Food Festival at Cirencester Park, GL7 1XB

Wilderness Festival - August 2-5, 2018

2nd - 5th August 2018