Summer of 1967

Summer of 1967

Winterwell is now fully booked and off sale. There are no tickets available on the door. 

Step back to the summer of 1967, adorn your hair with flowers and unleash your inner free-lovin’ hippy. This year’s Winterwell transports you to a psychedelic, kaleidoscopic world in which the 60s are still in full and colourful swing. Be the first to come frolic with us in our brand new location: Yarnton Manor, a stunning Jacobean mansion close to historic Oxford.

Spend a languid August afternoon with a picnic hamper or Wild Dining on Yarnton Manor’s beautifully manicured lawns, entertained by eccentric Winterwellian pastimes such as ferret racing, hawk displays, cricket and croquet or pop up opera.

In the Summer of Love Garden, discover massage, life drawing, face painting and flower crown making. Relax and listen to DJs and bongos in bohemian Bell tents scattered with rugs and cushions.

Live bands such as The Dreaming Spires, The Blondettes and The Parades entertain on the manor lawn Tipi stage till dusk, and as the sun goes down, Winterwell’s finest DJs such as Scratch Perverts, Horse Meat Disco and the Menendez Brothers will accompany you late into the night.

Sip a dry martini in the cocktail bar and try your luck at the Casino with Black Jack and Roulette à la Casino Royale (which, incidentally, first came out on film in 1967) or listen to spooky storytelling with Bill Spectre.

Fireworks light up the night sky and the grounds will be illuminated with lanterns, flaming torches and projections, transforming the barn into a psychedelic den from the swinging 60s to dance the night away.

Dates: Saturday 29 August 2015 (1pm – 3am) Last entry 11.30pm
Yarnton Manor, Church Lane Yarnton Oxfordshire OX5 1PY


 The Parades / The Dreaming Spires / The Blondettes / Balloon Ascents / Robbie Boyd / Sonic Death Monkey / Tom Dunne


Scratch Perverts / Horse Meat Disco / The Menendez Brothers / Cleen / DJ Lorry / Hoppy / Count Skylarkin/ James Mac / Mr & Mrs / Bad Zuke / Tryptiq / Ellie Shepherd / El Conchitas

Summer of Love Garden
Facepainting, Flower crown making
Peace & Love Tents, Massage and Life Drawing
Pop Up Opera
Picnic & Wild Dining
Winterwell Games, cricket match, lawn croquet
Ferret Racing & Hawks
Fireworks & Projections
Spooky Storytelling with Bill Spectre
Magical Mystery Manor House
Casino / Cocktail Bar

Programme subject to change.



Gates open at 1pm and closes at 3am. Last entry 11.30am. You must purchase your ticket in advance not on the gate.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Winterwell is over 18s only


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please note there is no camping or overnight accommodation available at Winterwell and the site will be cleared at 3am.

Parking onsite is £5. You can purchase your parking ticket online when you book your ticket.


How To Get Here

Just an hour from London in the rolling green fields of Oxfordshire, it simply couldn’t be easier to get to Winterwell and home again!

Yarnton Manor is a 60 minute drive from London and a 15 minute drive or taxi ride from Oxford.

Coach London to Winterwell- FULLY BOOKED

London Marble Arch to Winterwell Coach 12 noon 29th August
The return coach departs Winterwell to London Marble Arch at 12am and 3am 30th August

Prebooked only Coach pick up in London Marble Arch is Coach Parking Bay Northbound side of Park Lane.
It will be a black coach with a Winterwell sign in the window.
Please leave yourself time to locate the coach as there will be other coaches in this location.

Public Transport

You can book a place on the 24 hour Oxford Tube coach service London Victoria/ Oxford.



OR take the train Oxford Station


Return journey Minibus ONE WAY ONLY from Yarnton Manor to Oxford

We are also offering a free Minibus service from Winterwell to Oxford every 30 minutes between 9pm – 3am dropping off at Oxford Station and the Oxford Tube stop.



Taxi from Oxford is recommended as there is a limited bus service Yarnton/Oxford and no service in the late evening.

001 Taxis 01865 240000

Royal Cars 01865 777333

ABC Taxis 01865 770077


 Where to stay

Local Hotels and B&Bs

Old Parsonage Hotel, Banbury Road Oxford

Malmaison Oxford Castle 3 New Rd, Oxford 0844 693 0659

Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel Abingdon Rd, Oxford OX1 4PS 01865 324324

Travel Lodge Oxford Peartree Hotel Woodstock Road 0871 984 6206

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact for more information.



For those of you who have booked accommodation at Yarnton Manor please bring a form of ID / bank card to leave as a deposit.

Accommodation is SOLD OUT.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Tickets are non refundable and non transferrable. Please bring proof of purchase and ID.


Food and drink

Food stalls and bars will be available 1pm till 2.30am. Please do not bring food or drinks onsite.

Please do not bring alcohol or glass bottles with you.

Picnic Hampers are only available through pre-order.

Please bring cash for food stalls and activities. There is no cash point on site or locally and no readmission so please come prepared.

No dogs except for registered Guide or Hearing Dogs

There is limited reception so please make sure you have organised your journey beforehand.


Winterwell Rules

Winterwellians… the following are not allowed through the festival gates:

No drones are permitted

No camping or tents

Fires or cooking facilities

Glass – absolutely no glass is allowed on site for safety reasons.

Large stereo systems.

Illegal substances.

Portable laser equipment and pens.

Unauthorised professional film or video equipment.

Audio recorders.

Air Horns.

Fireworks, flares or Chinese Lanterns.

Knives, sharp objects or any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapons.

No readmission

We ask you very kindly to respect the beautiful grounds and manor house by making sure you deposit your rubbish in the ample bins provided. Winterwell operates a ‘leave no trace’ policy & we will be increasing the provision of bins, as well as doing more to encourage everyone to look after the grounds and buildings. We will separate and manage recyclable waste off site.

Please respect our neighbours and leave quietly from Winterwell.
Please don’t play car stereos loudly until you have left the village.

Thank you.