The Acoustic Festival of Britain offers four stages of unplugged and acoustic music covering live folk guitar music, country music, bluegrass, with a few legends, and some tribute acts. Now in it's ninth year the festival is held from Friday 30th May until Sunday 1st June 2014, the weekend after the May Bank Holiday and falling at the end of the Spring School Holidays at Uttoxeter Racecourse, in Staffordshire.
Acts confirmed include Fairport Convention, Steve Harley, Seth Lakeman, Acoustic TV (Terrorvision), Tir Na Nog, The Animals, Quill, The Ben Waters Big Band, Marcus Bonafontui, Ian Prowse (Pele), Polly and the Billets, The Ukulele Theatre, Tracy Hunter & The Rebelles, Arthur Kitchener, James Warren (Skiffle), Dan Walsh, John Smith, John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett, The Outcast Band, Adam Palma, Barlow Cree & Shae Maunders, The Attix, Gaudy Orde, Andrew Bazeley, Wildfire Folk, Sons of Clogger, Richard Taylor, Pelico and The Daisy Chain Quartet, BabaJack, Biggles Wartime Band, Chris Woods, Emma Stevens, The Illegal Eagles, Gwyn Ashton, John Smith, Jon Gomm, Lauren Thalia, Lucy Ward, Matt Cardle, Mr H, Murphys Marbles, Nick Harper, Pig Earth, Piva, Rodney Branigan & Tim Snider, Sisters in Grease, Steel Threads, Steve Turner, The Cheesecutters, Moulettes, SwanVesta Social Club, Warren James, and Wille & The Bandits.
For the day splits as available see The Acoustic Festival of Britain line-up page.
The early bird bird offer has ended. Tickets are on sale priced at £95 for the weekend with camping an additional £20. There is also an option to pay in 4 monthly payments. Children aged 10-15 years old at the time of the festival will need a child's ticket priced at £20 for the weekend with camping.
A ticket for kids under 10 yrs old (and not still in arms) is priced at £1 for the weekend with camping.
A Full Weekend Family Camping Ticket (2 Adults and 2 Children), with camping from Thursday night is priced at £250 for all 4 nights.
This year there's a Sunday special family ticket offer of only £35. Admits 2 Adults and all their Kids and Children
Caravans & campervans
The Acoustic Festival of Britain offers the chance to camp in the same area as you park.
The campsite also has pitches on grass/hard standing for caravans and campervans.
Caravan & Camper Van passes can be booked for £10 per vehicle for all 4 nights. There will be 2 sites available for caravans and camper vans. The Main Festival campsite has 300 pitches on grass/hard standing. There is no extra charge for this. These pitches do not have electric hook ups. All occupants must purchase the relevant Weekend with Camping Tickets.
There is also a Caravan Club site on the Racecourse which has space for 70 units with electric hook ups for members only. Members who book pitches on The Caravan Club site (via The Caravan Club) and are attending the festival, only need to buy Weekend tickets, and not weekend with camping. Bookings to be made direct to the caravan club on 01342 327490.
The festival is expected to offer four Stages and dozens of crafts and food tents together with a huge real ale tent over 200ft long, with a stage powered by bicycles, and set in 92 acres of parkland. The festival also has stalls, craft displays, juggling schools, workshops, soccer skills, cinema, food hall, breakfast café on camp site, comedy hour, a buskers stage, a real ale tent, fair trade, children's area, camping, a tipi circle, flushing loos, and more.
Music Workshops include Drumming & Percussion, Didgeridoo, Ukulele, Mandolin, Spoons, and Fiddle.
The Children's Big Top Marquee hosts many of the Chidren's workshops and activities, including Free Face Painting, and there's loads of activities to keep the little'uns entertained.
There will be more information here when available.
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