Rhythm Festival 2008

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August 2008
Twinwood Arena, Clapham, nr Bedford, Bedfordshire, England MAP
adult early bird prices from £75 to £90 (dependant on availability). Camping extra.
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Wed 6th Aug 2008

Rhythm Festival will return in 2008, from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August.

The first acts have been confirmed for the 2008 Rhythm Festival, which runs from August 29th to 31st at Twinwood Arena, Clapham, Bedfordshire.

Revered US guitarist and songwriter Steve Cropper - founding member of Booker T & The MGs - appears with the Animals, Jah Wobble with a 'Special Event', Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band, and US band Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams make their UK debut at Rhythm Festival.

Other acts already booked to appear include Big Star, Jefferson Starship, The Saw Doctors, Richie Havens, Michelle Shocked, Dave & Ansell Collins, The Zombies, Wilko Johnson and his band, Mike Sanchez, Chas & Dave and classic Welsh rockers, Man, celebrating their 40th year of existence. There are many other acts for the three festival music stages with more to be announced soon. For the line-up details as available please click here

Rhythm Festival - which started in 2006 - aims to be different from other outdoor music festivals, by being smaller (a capacity of under 5,000), friendlier and geared towards the customer. Rhythm offers three days of classic and modern acts on three stages plus a host of 'fringe events'. A bigger kid's field (including mini olympics, workshops, entertainers and dodgems), a virtual funfair, a traditional funfair, a Healing/Alternative Culture field, a Comedy stage, a Folk Club stage (organised by local clubs) and a solar-powered cinema featuring an old-style kid's morning, mini-seasons of classic comedies, gangster movies and a raft of more cutting edge movies.

The festival has a general store, as well as offering a large variety of high quality food at sensible prices. Plus, some delicious real ales, beers & lagers from Wells & Young's of Bedford as well as guest ales, and real ciders.

The festival site is semi-permanent, and includes some flush toilets (augmented by portaloos), and proper roads and paths. The arena is a drained grassy amphitheatre and many attractions are housed indoors. Showers have been hired for the (supervised) campsites and there'll be free car parking adjacent to the festival site, plus a shuttle bus from Bedford train station and a a supervised campsite.

'Early bird' tickets are on sale, priced from £75 to £90 for adults for the weekend (price dependant on availability of these early bird tickets). Youths (16-17) are £69 for the weekend. Children (16 years old and under): free. Up to 2 free children per adult weekend ticket holder. Additional children are £35.00 each.

To buy tickets click here.

There are two areas for camping. The 'gold' area is the quiet campsite with a midnight until 7:30am noise curfew, costing £20 per tent for up to 5 people per tent (including youths & children). The 'bronze' area is nearer the arena, and cost £25 per tent for up to 5 people per tent (including youths & children). Each campsite has Showers, plenty of toilets and water points.

Campervans and caravans use the 'silver' area, which promises firmer ground, water-points, toilet-emptying facilities, and a short (5 minute) walk to the showers in the bronze campsite. The cost is £35 per campervan/caravan.

More details will be here when available.

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August 2008
Twinwood Arena, Clapham, nr Bedford, Bedfordshire, England MAP
adult early bird prices from £75 to £90 (dependant on availability). Camping extra.
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Wed 6th Aug 2008


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