KITE Festival 2022

NEWS: Kite Festival announces even more great names to its 2022 line-up

When: 10-12 June 2022
Where: Kirtlington Park, Oxford, UK, OX5 3JN

KITE is an incredibly exciting brand new, three day festival of ideas and music. It is set to take place in June of next year in the magnificent landscaped parkland of Kirtlington Park in the English county of Oxfordshire.

Back in December we brought you news of the festival headliners which include Grace Jones, TLC, Tom Misch and David Miliband and now KITE is thrilled to announce an additional set of world-renowned thinkers, global personalities, respected activists, and superstar musicians for its 2022 line-up.

The celebrated British drag queen, author, and model Bimini BonBoulash, the consistently wonderful Self Esteem, fronted by singer Rebecca Lucy Taylor, two-time Emmy award-winning political commentator, comedy writer and director Armando Iannucci OBE, and world-renowned evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins are amongst the many new names to be added to this year’s bill.

Full list of artists 

Music: Grace Jones / TLC / Tom Misch / Mavis Staples / Self Esteem / Saint Etienne / This Is The Kit / Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 / Nubiyan Twist / Flamingods / Mermaid Chunky / Jelly Cleaver / Plumm / Lunch Special / Amy Gadiaga

Skylark Social and Bookshop: Blow My Wig Comedy Cabaret / Gboyega Odbunajo / Lewis Blomfield / Rhys Slade Jones / Project Dreaming / Bianca Rose / Kite Choir / Everybody Loves to Boogie / None More Records / Shakara Soul

Ideas presented by Tortoise Media: Richard Dawkins on defying gravity / Delia Smith / William Dalrymple and David Olusoga on the end of history / Bimini in conversation with Jack Guinness / Jarvis Cocker / David Miliband on crisis leadership / Rory Stewart on war and justice / Elizabeth Day with Sathnam Sanghera / Tina Brown on the Royal family / Armando Iannucci lets rip / George Monbiot kicks up a stink / Devi Sridhar on pandemic prevention / Mandu Reid on optimism and feminist resistance / Julia Hobsbawm on the future of work / Sweet Bobby Live / Plus Matt d’Ancona | Yalda Hakim | New Citizenship Project with Ece Temelkuran | and many more to be announced

Plus Heavenly Presents : Baxter Dury / Confidence Man / The Orielles / Gwenno / Katy J Pearson / Mattiel / Fran Lobo / OneDa / Shirley Collins + Matthew Shaw + Broadside Hacks: America Over the Water / Jude Rogers: The Sound Of Being Human: How Music Shapes Our Lives – in conversation with Zakia Sewell / Last Night A DJ Saved My Life: Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton in conversation with Zakia Sewell  / Paper Cuts meets Believe in Magic: Ted Kessler in conversation with Robin Turner / Baxter Dury: in conversation with Jude Rogers / Jonny Trunk Pop Quiz

Comedy: Reginald D Hunter / David O’Doherty / Jen Brister / Sara Barron / Janine Harouni / Christopher Bliss / Sara Barron / Michelle de Swarte

Full details of KITE can be found HERE

And tickets for KITE can be bought HERE

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