Little Brother Eli and James Ussher join Oxford’s FloFest GloFest line-up

Nick Cope

Thousands of festival-goers are expected to be flocking to Florence Park’s seventh free annual community event this summer, followed by the return of GloFest in the evening.

Since its inception in 2012, the not for profit festival has been supporting local trade by hosting any array of art programmes, community-based activities and musical line-ups. This year FloFest GloFest is returning Saturday June 22.

Last year saw the inaugural unveiling of GloFest, – the first nighttime festival held in Florence Park – enabling organisers to continue the festivities into the evening finishing off with a laser light finale. This year organisers have confirmed that GloFest will be returning for 2019.

An organiser of the event said: “2019 is a huge year as we are truly flying the flag for Oxford in the outdoor festival scene.

“As it stands FloFest GloFest is the only public event offering a full day and night time program in the city this summer.

“During FloFest there will be the usual mix of food and drink, live music, dj sets, theatrical, comedy and other performances and talks across four stages. Also plenty of sports and other activities for families and children of all ages will be on offer – which this year includes free archery taster sessions for older kids.”

Preparations are currently underway, but FloFest GloFest have confirmed that Little Brother Eli are GloFest headliners for 2019, followed by James Ussher’s laser light show.

Early bird GloFest tickets will be available mid-March from local Florence Park outlets. These will be priced at £5 and there is limited availability. Regular priced tickets (£8) will be available from wegottickets around the same time.  

FloFest will run from 11.30am to 4.30pm and gates for GloFest will open at 6.30pm with the laser finale concluding at approximately 11.30pm.

Bands/artists interested in performing on any of the stages can still apply via the FloFest website.