The 15th Twinwood Festival incorporates the Glenn Miller Festival of Swing Jazz & Jive, featuring music from the 40s, 50s and beyond along with air displays, hangar dances, fashion shows, comedy shows, trade stalls, food and bars, museums, living history, classic vehicles, camping and more.
Twinwood Festival is confirmed for Saturday 27th until Monday 29th August 2016, and takes place at the RAF Twinwood Airfield and Twinwood Arena, near Bedford.
Expect over 60 acts across 11 venues, DJs and cabaret artistes, and of course hosts John Miller and his Orchestra.
The emphasis is on non-stop, high quality music from many top orchestras and artistes performing the great hits from the big band, swing and Jive era. The first acts confirmed are:
Saturday: Alex Mendham & His Orchestra, Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra, The Puppini Sisters, The Bootleg Beatles, Steve Halliday's Elvis, The Caezars, The Swing Ninjas, Jackson Sloan & The Rhythmtones, Joey & The Jivers, Down For The Count Swing Orchestra, The Electric Swing Circus, Rusti Steel & The Star Tones, Champagne Charlie & The Bubbly Boys, The Hey Las, Gypfunk, The Hotsie Totsies, Lola & Her Blue Light Boys, Juke Joint Jump, Still-Moving DJs, Dusty Limits, Strollin' Steve, Lynda Styan & Red Hot, Cambs & Beds Lindyhop Experience, Carradine's Cockney Sing-A-Long, Caroline Bellydancer, Professor Queen-Bee.
Sunday: Mike Sanchez & His Band, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra, The Counterfeit Stones, Bo Walton & Red Alert, Alex Mendham & His Orchestra, The Revolutionaires Big Band, The Swing Ninjas, Memphis Lee & The Brothel Creepers, Champagne Charlie & The Bubbly Boys, Ooh Bop Sh'bam, Lola & Her Blue Light Boys, Gypfunk, Lola & The Lamours, Greggi G & His Crazy Gang, Dusty Limits, Still-Moving DJs, Strollin' Steve, Cambs & Beds Lindyhop Experience, Carradine's Cockney Sing-A-Long, Professor Queen-Bee, Caroline Bellydancer, Lynda Styan & Red Hot.
Monday: Sticky Wicket & His Swing Orchestra, Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, Memphis Lee & The Brothel Creepers, The Strollers, The Firebirds, The Ding Dong Daddios, The Daisy Chains, Lipstick & Beatniks, Bedfordshire Big Band, Cambs & Beds Lindyhop Experience, Strollin' Steve, Professor Queen-Bee.
Tickets are priced as follows:
Child prices valid for Children between 5 and 16 years. Under 5's Free.
ADULT: £92 Weekend, £40 Saturday, £40 Sunday, £28 Monday
CHILD: £15 Weekend, £8 for Saturday, Sunday, or Monday
There's also a Monday family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) available for £58.
Caravan and Motorhome pitches are also available. Campsite A is priced at £55, and Campsite B or C is priced at £48.
£98 a pitch for any motorhome exceeding 5 tonnes gross weight or 30ft length.
For those who are able to come earlier they will allow the pitching up of caravans and tents from mid-day on Thursday until midday Tuesday. Please note that organisers cannot guarantee that the showers and some toilets will be installed by Thursday, but the permanent toilet block will be open. Also the Camp Site Shop will not open until Saturday morning.
Venues have acres of sprung dance floors which reverberate to the beat of the music, and after you've been to the retro dance lessons that will be available across the weekend, taking in swing dancing, modern jive, rock and roll, the jitterbug and plenty more besides.
To help set the scene, Twinwood Festival Village will also be filled with over 100 vintage traders selling fashions and collectables, plus there will be flying displays, classic vehicles and museums. There will even be a choice of hair and beauty salons to make sure you look the part.
Other live entertainment will include comedy and vintage fashion shows, and a host of music bars and eclectic food outlets serving a range of food and drink throughout.
There will be more information here when available.
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