Line up for Festival 2018 revealed


Deddington Festival has unveiled the line-up for this year’s four day extravaganza of fun.

Our 2018 festival offers a packed programme of events designed to appeal to all ages and will run from Thursday, June 7 to Sunday, June 10.

All the old favourites will be back, but in some cases with a bit of a twist . . . Deddy Jazz will be focusing on a more traditional jazz offering than in recent years and Deddy Rocks will this year be hosted by Kathy and Anton Hayter, owners of the Crown and Tuns, Deddington, so we can look forward to an evening of ‘Tuns of Rock’!

The Art Exhibition, the Writing Competition, the Church Tour and the History Walk will also return for 2018 and we will be building on the phenomenal success of two events we held for the first time last year - the Children's Festival and Deddy-Car-Fest.

There will be an acoustic evening at the Deddington Arms on Thursday, June 7, and we are also delighted to announce that one of the biggest highlights of last year’s Festival, the singing workshop and concert by a capella sensations All the King’s Men, will be back for Deddy Fest 2018. They will be appearing at Deddington Parish Church on Sunday, June 10.

New to the programme this year is a village treasure hunt on the morning of Sunday, June 10, which promises to be lots of fun for all the family.

You can  book your tickets for Deddy Jazz, the Children's Festival workshops, All the King's Men and Deddy-Car-Fest online NOW - visit to book a ride in the car of your dreams and click on the Ticket Source button at the top of this page to go through to online booking for our other events.

Also, why not take a moment to relive the best moments of Deddy Fest 2017, kindly shot for us by our Photographic Society friends and other amateur photographers, as well as the fabulous short films made for us by film-maker extraordinaire Emma Spellman, of Oojamaflick. 

And don't forget, we're always keen to welcome new members on the Deddington Festival Committee so, if you think you can help us make this and future Festivals even more fabulous, please do get in touch!

Deddington Festival | Highlights from Oojamaflick on Vimeo.

All the King’s Men back for 2018 - book your tickets now! 

Deddington Festival is delighted to announce that the undoubted stars of last year’s Festival, a Cappella sensations All the King’s Men, are returning this year.

AtKM will be performing at Deddington Parish Church on Sunday, 10 June - and once again they are giving you the chance to sing with them at a workshop starting at 5pm. This will be followed by a concert at 7pm. 

AtKM’s astonishing vocal colour and arresting, creative choreography has thrilled audiences across the globe, earning them an international reputation, from South Korea to Moscow and the USA.

The group’s success reached new heights last summer, when they became runners up on BBC One's brand new singing show, 'Pitch Battle!', performing for millions of people at home alongside stars such as Seal, Chaka Khan, and Joe Jonas.

The only British a Cappella group to have reached the finals of the International Championships of Collegiate A Cappella in New York City three times, All the King’s Men made another first for British vocal music when they travelled to Russia to play the Moscow Music  Festival last April, a visit they hope to make tradition when they travel back there this May.

The group’s 2017 Edinburgh Fringe saw them sell out 21 consecutive shows, and their latest music video was honoured with four nominations and two commendations at the 2018 LA A Capella Video Awards.

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Tickets for the workshop and concert (£15 per person), or the concert only (£10 adult, £5 child) are available now at


Calling all artists

hereIf you are a potter, sculptor or painter with links to Deddington, the village’s Festival Committee wants to hear from you.

Entries are now being invited for the annual art exhibition that is a popular feature of Deddington Festival. 

The exhibition will take place on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 and once again this year we will also welcome children to submit paintings as part of the event.

To enter you can print off an entry form by clicking here or you can pick up a hard copy entry form from Wychwood Art in Market Square, Deddington, or Deddington Library.

PS Our logo was designed by Gemma, a talented design student at Banbury & Bicester College. One of the Festival's aims is to provide learning opportunities for local young people and we were pleased to be able to work with the College on a Festival rebrand. 

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