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  • Muddy’s literary salon returns!

    Henley, we're coming for you! Henley Literary Festival on Saturday 6 Oct, to be precise. Keep it free and take a gander at our amazing line-up.

  • A country fair with a difference

    Countryfile Live is more multi-media modern festival than trad country show. It's rocking up in Blenheim Palace soon - we've filleted the best bits for your delectation.

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    Festival Fever

    'Tis the season for drinking too much cider and getting sunburnt in a field under the guise of being a live music fan. Here's our pick of the best local music festivals. See you down the front!

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    Book this foodie pop-up!

    It’s about a posh as a festival gets – first class music, food, fizz and black tie. Plus Reading’s top notch London Street Brasserie is popping up for the first time ever.

  • Hey Midge, nice ‘tash!

    Never mind the deep stuff, Muddy talks music, mullets and more with the little Ultravox front man. "OOOHHH VIENNAAA!"

  • The Muddy Summer Festival Guide: Oxon, Bucks & beyond

      I’m a dedicated Glastonbury lover from the *ahem*  comfort of my sofa – I had an awesome front row of Chris Martin for starters, and let me tell you, the toilet facilities are way better. But whether you’re a namby-pamby glamper like me or a hardcore roll-in-mud and wet-wipes-at-dawn music-fan, here’s the Muddy Guide […]

  • Have you been to Stonor Park? Put it on your Visit List

    Interesting times afoot at Stonor Park, one of the few privately owned stately homes in the area. It’s probably not been at the top of your must-see venues – Blenheim Palace and Waddesdon are the big beasts of the area – but it’s worth knowing about Stonor because they’re massively upping their offering this summer. […]

  • Booking for the Edinburgh Festival?

    Tthe valiant Debbie who edits Muddy Stilettos Sussex is a total Edinburgh Fringe Festival pleasure seeker. What she doesn't know about what to do when, where and how isn't worth knowing. So in case any of you are planning to go this year, here are her tips.

  • Just loving the Wilderness!

    Posting this from Wilderness – perfect weather today and the festival is just as good as I’d hoped it would be. My advice: if you can make it down tomorrow, definitely go for it. Wilderness feels cool, sexier, a bit younger than the Cornbury Festival (see review here) and is undoubtedly a festival that would work wonderfully well […]

  • Festivals and Children – how to survive both!

    Just back from Cornbury Festival, exhausted but pretty happy with my lot. This was the first festival I’ve taken my kids to, and it was a good ‘beginner’ festival – local, well-behaved, not too busy and hilariously middle class – Byron burgers, Hummingbird bakery, Pizza Express, plus a Joules store onsite (the PR didn’t call it […]

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