With Cornbury Festival getting underway tomorrow, Truck next weekend, and any number of other events taking place across the county, it is easy to become blasé about the great British music festival.

But one intimate music event this weekend deserves support - and not only because of the strength of its line-up.

Charity fundraiser The Kids Are Alright is now in its third year. And while the bands are great - featuring local stars The Dreaming Spires, Balloon Ascents and the Ran Kan Kan Cuban brass band, among others - it is the venue which is the real star.

The seven-and-a-half hour extravaganza, which takes its name from the song by The Who, takes place in an otherwise private amphitheatre on the roof of the Said Business School, in Frideswide Square.

The show is co-organised by Tony Kelly of pub-rock band The Shapes, who also join the bill alongside Rutland singer-songwriter Paul McClure, Mike Gale’s sublime Americana act Co-Pilgrim, harmonic husband and wife duo Black Feathers, folky Fairport Convention collaborators The Fifteen String Trio, and classic rock-pop outfit Lone Tree Quartet.

Tony said: “I’m really pleased with this year’s line-up, which is an eclectic mash-up of acts. It’s a great event in a lovely setting which raises money for two very good causes. It’s great that people want to play it.”

He added: “It promises to be a great night of mostly local music, but the venue is the real star of the show. It’s like an Italian amphitheatre but is right in the centre of Oxford, with easy access from the bus and railway stations. It’s a fantastic place to play – and looks especially lovely as the sun sets. You won’t believe you’re in Oxford.”

The event runs from 4-11.30pm and raises money for young people’s charity All As One UK and for Children’s Ambulatory Care at the Radcliffe Hospitals.

* Tickets are £10 from the Truck Store in Cowley Road or from wegottickets.com or £12 on the door. As an added incentive, the business school has a good, and extremely reasonably-priced, bar and barbecue.