first acts announced for Willowman 2012

DJ Derek, John Otway, Rhythmites, Subgiant, and more

published: Tue 13th Dec 2011

DJ Derek

Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th June 2012
Hillside Rural Activities Park Knayton between Thirsk & Northallerton, North Yorkshire , YO7 4AL, England MAP
£70 for weekend, day ticket £30
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Thu 31st May 2012

Special guest DJ Derek leads the first acts to be announced for Willowman Festival happening at Lenthor Farm near Osmotherley, in North Yorkshire over four days on the Summer Solstice weekend from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th June 2012.

DJ Derek
The family friendly event will also host John Otway, Rhythmites, The White Negroes, Subgiant, Chased by Wolves, and Woodenbox.

The Willowman Festival promises a top line up promised for 2012 and will host main stage acts to suite all tastes, an acoustic stage, Reggae Sound System Tent and loads for the kids to do. There is also quality trade stands a wide variety of international food stalls and a Real Ale Beer Tent. The site also hosts 'Sentry Circle' a Pagan stone circle used regularly by visiting Pagans. With Summer Solstice that week festival goers could all be dancing in the moonlight.

Expect arts crafts and a complete Healing Area set in a tranquil position within the festival site. There will be Indian head massage, Shiatsu massage and Spiritual talks along with Card readings and Pagan Stone readings. Plus an under cover Vintage Market. A Chill Out Tent with entertainment and on the Open Mic Stage and the Willowman Arms Real Ale late bar.

The festival site will open around lunchtime on Thursday 21st June, with a special Solstice Party on Thursday evening to kick off the weekend. Friday sees the music start on both stages along with featured DJs all weekend. Saturday will see a day of quality music featuring the Festival's main act. With two music stages fully booked and an Acoustic Open mic Stage added so bring your guitars and other instruments along. This will be in the new Chill Out Tent which also offers drinks and snacks. Sunday will have several additions too, a craft market, a Treasure Hunt and lots more to be confirmed. The festival site will close late on Sunday evening.

Limited early bird tickets are priced at £50 for a full weekend including camping (live in vehicles are £15 per vehicle), with a free T Shirt if you buy two adult tickets by post. Other ticket options for youths, campervans etc will be available at a later date. Willowman are also offering a free T Shirt with every two tickets purchased by post as a Christmas Special offer.

To buy tickets, click here.

Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th June 2012
Hillside Rural Activities Park Knayton between Thirsk & Northallerton, North Yorkshire , YO7 4AL, England MAP
£70 for weekend, day ticket £30
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Thu 31st May 2012


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