1000 Mile Highway were formed in early 2009 and quickly put together a set of American roots music, country and country rock that immediately won them a massive fan base which now numbers in the 10's!! Since then, the band have played many festivals including Wilderness, Cornbury, Riverside, The Skittle Alley Weekender, Nor Lye and Witney Music Festival. We have also played gigs across Oxfordshire in pubs and clubs, including spots at Fat Lil's in Witney and the main Oxfordshire venues. 

Towards the end of 2018 Ian Hall left to join Oxford band The Factory Lights. We began rehearsing new material and thinking about a replacement; almost immediately we were joined in January 2019 by the excellent Jessica Marshall on fiddle. We have now played a number of gigs with the new line-up and are happy to say it has been very well received.

We were delighted to be included in the line-up for Wilderness 2019, not least because that meant we have performed at every Wilderness Festival! We played in a large yurt on the opening day of the Festival; the three vocalists did some busking, and as a result of that we were asked to play the Extinction Rebellion stage on Sunday. We were than asked to play at the Central London XR event in October but sadly the stage was seized by the police!

We are still making plans for the rest of 2020 but iIn the meantime you can check out our music on this site.

UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS All details are subject to change as the situation develops and advice from the authorities changes. As of today, 30-Mar-20, the first two "Forthcoming Gigs" have been postponed indefinitely and we expect everything up to mid-June to be affected now. If things do not improve by then we may see more gigs postponed or cancelled.

Site Last Updated: 30-Mar-20

Recent & Forthcoming Gigs 

The band calendar was steadily filling up, until the Coronavirus intervened!. We kicked things off with a Sunday lunchtime session in the Rose & Crown, Charlbury on 19th January. This was partly to try out our newly-purchased small-venue PA (a Yamaha Stagepas 600BT) and partly because it's a nice laid-back gig! All went well, so we can now we can now play venues that are not equipped for live sound.

If you would like to book a lively and accomplished band for your event, please get in touch - we love to play live!

Forthcoming Gigs

  • Saturday 21 March: We are hosting a fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support at the Memorial Hall in Charlbury. There will be 4 acts, plus a bar and food. Entrance is £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Check details on the Gigs page.
  • Friday 27 March: We are supporting a fundraiser for Wood Green School in Witney.
  • Friday 3 April: We have been asked to appear with local heroes and all-round fantastic band The Epstein at "Make This Our Home" at the Port Mahon, Oxford.
  • Saturday 4 April: North Oxford Golf Club with The Shapes and another act to be confirmed.
  • Sunday 24 May: The Elm Tree, Witney. This is the Late Spring Bank Holiday weekend;
  • Saturday 6 June: Waterperry Festival; time to be confirmed.
  • Friday 12 June: Witney Music Festival; time to be confirmed.
  • Wilderness Festival runs from Thursday 30 July to Sunday 2 August; our booking's stage, date and time to be confirmed.
  • Astonbury Festival: on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 August; our booking's stage, date and time to be confirmed.

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