Facilities · Transport
Please note that the information on this page may not be valid for the 2016 Festival because at this time (early January, 2016) the relevant Public Transport timetables have not been published.
Once these data are available we will endeavour to update the details here and open the online booking.
We have left the old informtion here only as a guide as to what may be expected.

EMF Bus Service

Each day of the Festival, the EMF operates a bus service between Didcot Parkway railway station and Dorchester-on-Thames; and a shuttle bus service from Dorchester to those concerts that take place at Radley College or at All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay. The full timetable is published on the dedicated EMF Bus Service page and may also be downloaded from the same page as a PDF (which can, of course, be printed for ease of reference during the Festival itself!). Spaces will, however, be extremely limited and we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available to purchase on board: advance booking is therefore strongly recommended. To book tickets, please visit Box Office Bus Service.



Our POI (Points of Interest) files contain the positions of each of the Festival venues (Dorchester Abbey, Radley College and All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay) for installation on a SatNav device. The two files provided should be compatible with most types of device currently on the market: however, if your SatNav uses a different file format, or if you experience any difficulty downloading or installing the files, please contact us.

Download the file to your computer
Right-click the appropriate link and select SAVE FILE AS... from the dialog box; then select an appropriate destination folder on your computer.

CSV data file
suitable for use with Garmin, NavMan and similar devices

OV2 data file
suitable for use with TomTom devices

Install the file on your SatNav device
To install the Festival venues as Points of Interest on your device, please consult your User Manual.



There is limited on-street parking throughout the town. The Festival car park will be located at the Recreation Ground, at the north end of Dorchester-on-Thames.


Disabled parking

Three parking bays are provided at Bridge End, opposite Dorchester Abbey.


Public Transport

From Monday to Saturday, bus no.106 goes from Oxford Rail Station (stop R4) and St Algate’s (stop G2) to Dorchester-on-Thames Memorial (and vice versa), in some cases changing at Berinsfield. Please note that there is no Sunday service and there is no service back to Oxford after the evening concert. The no.138 bus also runs from Wallingford to Dorchester-on-Thames and the no.140 from Abingdon to Dorchester-on-Thames, Monday to Friday.

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 Sue’s Taxistelephone01235 554085
 Town Cabs of Abingdontelephone07760 184908
 Oliver’s Private Hiretelephone01993 891431
 Bananacabstelephone01491 833377
 Busher’s Taxistelephone01491 826161
 Hill’s Taxistelephone01491 837022
 Ipsden Private Hiretelephone07050 045158
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page, which is provided in all good faith. However, transport timetables and the provision of parking amenities are subject to factors outside the control of The English Music Festival. The EMF cannot, therefore, be held responsible for any loss of any nature sustained by an individual or a company as the result of the use of the facilities listed on this page; neither is the listing of a facility an endorsement of the same by the EMF.