Preview – KITE Festival 2023 (Oxfordshire)

KITE Festival, Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire, 9th – 11th June 2023

Amongst the newer UK festivals, KITE looks to find its USP by ‘reimagining the festival space as it curates a journey of cutting-edge debate and a rich programme of ideas‘.

Offering a literary and conversational flavour to its core activities, KITE brings big names from entertainment and journalism to present In Conversations (long-form interviews), ThinkIns (smaller group discussions), KITE Lessons as well as panels, debates, live podcasts and comedy. And with the list of those taking part including the eclectic mix of Dame Joan Collins, Susanna Hoffs, Dylan Jones, Dave Gorman and David Baddiel, the range of subjects covered looks set to be as eclectic as its participants.

Then of course there’s the music. Drawing some big artists, this year’s line-up features Hot Chip, Suede, The Pretenders, Baxter Dury, Candi Staton, Django Django, Ezra Collective, DJ Sofia Kourtesis, Sarathy Korwar and Lynks – all playing across different stages with a historic backdrop.

KITE takes place in Kirtlington Park, overlooking the Chiltern Hills near Oxford, from 9th – 11th June. If you’re looking for something different to kick start your summer, remaining tickets are available on the link below.

KITE Festival

Preview by Siobhan

3rd May 2023