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NEWS: KITE Festival announces even more artists and speakers

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

KITE is a brand new three-day festival of ideas and music and come the second weekend in June it will hold its inaugural event in the stunning surroundings of Kirtlington Park with its spectacular views across a Capability Brown landscape and the Oxfordshire countryside.

And today KITE has just announced a series of further additions to what is already a quite outstanding bill, including Music headliners Grace Jones, Tom Misch, TLC, Mavis Staples, and Self Esteem and an Ideas programme which also includes David Miliband, Bimini, Armando Iannucci, David Olusoga, Delia Smith, Jarvis Cocker, and Tina Brown.

Joining these illustrious names will be the famous Chinese contemporary artist, documentarian, and activist Ai Weiwei, who will be in discussion with actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament for their wonderfully irreverent hit podcast Talk Art.

The highly revered experimental sextet Black Country, New Road will bring their dazzling take on art rock to the Heavenly Presents music stage.

Azeem Azhar is the creator of Exponential View, Britain’s leading platform for in-depth tech analysis and at KITE festival he will be exploring the widening gap between the rate of development of new technology and society’s ability to deal with its impact.

The actor Minnie Driver, who shot to fame when she starred alongside Matt Damon in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, will share intimate experiences and stories from her forthcoming book Managing Expectations, described by Graham Norton as “vital, heartfelt and surprising tales from life”.

Scottish journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil will record a live edition of his new podcast The Backstory (for Tortoise Media).

The award-winning American radio journalist Ari Shapiro and host of NPR’s All Things Considered – the most listened to radio news programme in the United States – will explore with former Secretary of State Rory Stewart and the Australian broadcast journalist, news presenter, and documentary maker Yalda Hakim the implications of the wars in Afghanistan and Ukraine on the future of foreign policy.

KITE Festival is brought to us by the team behind the highly acclaimed and the biggest outdoor jazz festival in Europe Love Supreme

Full details of KITE Festival can be found HERE

Tickets will move to Tier 1 as of next week. Book now to secure your KITE ticket at the best price.

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