In it's fourth year, this event claims to have gained regional recognition and now plans to raise it's profile for it to become part of the national "festival season". The bands playing are rather low profile, so don't expect big names, but do visit this refreshingly free event.
Last year (2000) attracted a total of 20,000 people (12,000 on one day), but with it being a free festival people wander in and out, and the actual amount of people on site at any one time is obviously lower.
A family friendly festival, there are six stages with 120 bands. The varying styles of music performed will include Rock, Soul, Pop, Indie, Blues, Ska, Latin, Hardcore and Jazz. Confirmed bands include The Groundhogs and Horace X.
Markets of around 60 stalls, with craftware, music CD's, alternative clothing, food etc. will be there. There are also going to be Fairground attractions, including some free rides such as the Rodeo Bull and Bungie Run.
Camping is available this year, at a cost of £10-30 (per tent/car/camper) dependant on space required - check the official website for the full details. For some reason no caravans are allowed, but vans and campers are welcome.
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