exclusive: Sunrise Celebration make second line-up announcement

Warsaw Village Band, Laid Blak, Hidden Orchestra, & loads more

published: Thu 22nd Mar 2012

Warsaw Village Band

Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th June 2012
Gilcombe Farm, near Bruton, South Somerset, England MAP
early bird £122 for the weekend
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Thu 24th May 2012

eFestivals can exclusively reveal the second line-up announcement for this summer's Sunrise Celebration, and a Tibet Village to raise awareness of the ongoing problems for Tibetans.

Warsaw Village Band
The latest additions are led by Warsaw Village Band playing their Polish folk and roots based music. They are joined by Laid Blak, and Edinburgh-based Hidden Orchestra.

Also added to the bill are Resonators, Yes Sir Boss, The Carny Villains, King Porter Stomp, Extra Curricular, Celtech, Kakatsitsi, RSVP, Joe Driscoll & Seckou Kouyate, Will And The People, The Urban Folk Quartet, The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra, Coda, and Mankala.

The line-up is also boosted by Moneyshot, DJ Parker, JFB, Cheeba, DJ Chris Tofu, Cocos Lovers, John Fairhurst, Joe Driscoll's Local Posse, Rodney Branigan, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Nick Manasseh, DJ Stickybuds, Dancefloor Outlaws, Hong Kong Ping Pong, DJ Si Goodgroove, Will Streetwise & Luke Stereo, Rackabeat & Barlow, and BRSS.

Heading to the Solstice bash are also Asbo Disco, Lady Nade & The Silhouettes, Pat Dam Smyth, Worldly Savages, 10 Ton Tongue, Cate Ferris, The Little Unsaid, Green Angels, Hattie Hatstar, Andrea Soler, Anima Circus, Bobby Gandalf, The Amigos, Kangaroo Kylie Band, Bert Miller and the Animal Folk, Susanna Waters, Average Joe, The Drystones, Ze Heralds von Jesterhood, The Mad Cows, Del Sloan, Pillarcat, The Duckworths, Cakehole Presley, The Roving Crows, Rae, Don Johnston, The Apple Tree Boys, and Mixi Bell Salter.

Other new additions include Tom Vek, Juliet Salter, Catrin O'Neill, Nathan Williams, Ravi Kora, Maya, String Thing, Daygan, DJ Me Julie, Pran Gopal, Paul Terrell, Markus Mann, Avalon Roots, Allen Morgan, Lucidia, Banks, Dub Tek, Toulliche, Irish Faerie, and Natasha Foxtrot.

The festival in its 7th year and has moved to the solstice weekend for 2012 only! This is the weekend normally taken by Glastonbury Festival from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th June 2012.

Lilcombe Farm near Bruton, an organic farm in South Somerset will also be host to the previously announced The Imagined Village, The Egg, Mungo's Hifi ft. Soom T & Mr. Williamz, Gaudi, Master Blasters, Benji Vaughan, Banco De Gaia, The Destroyers, Slamboree, Sheelanagig, Pronghorn, Buffalo Gals, Dizraeli & The Small Gods, Gabby Young & The Other Animals, Calico Jack, Forcenra, Wod, 32 20s, Duncan Disorderly, Terra Nine, Antonio Testa, Joti Sidhu, Psychaos, Manasseh, Hedflux, Psychaos, and more. The line-up will see some of the best new talent and old favourites. For the line-up details as available please click here.

In other news is the new and very exciting Tibet Village, the purpose of which is not only to create some great content for this year's event but also to raise awareness of the ongoing problems for Tibetans both in Tibet and in exile around the world.

Many people have heard about Tibet and have some idea of the issues Tibetans face, but are not necessarily aware of how severe the problems currently are. As this is being written, there have been 3 self-immolations this week alone, and 28 in the last year. These self-immolations have mostly been by monks and nuns driven by the deteriorating situation inside Tibet; as their last act they feel they have any control over, it is their hope to draw attention to the situation in Tibet and ultimately bring about positive change for their fellow Tibetans.

With the Dalai Lama coming to the UK at the same time as Sunrise, for the first time since 2008 this is an auspicious time to hold the event. There will be screenings of documentaries, talks, Tibetan charity information stalls, Tibetan market stalls, children’s activities, yoga and the Outer Regions Café.

There will also be theatre, cabaret, slam poetry, permaculture gardens, alternative technology work shops, solar cinema, sauna, hot tubs, tipi circle, sustainable living talks, workshops, healing sanctuary, central fire, walkabout performance, performance art, non-musical presentations, dress-up mayhem, dance, art installations, ethical fashion, eco innovations, and organic food and drink.

Sunrise has a dedicated kids area (where adults will be allowed only as long as they behave themselves!) Features this year will include a new climbing wall, swingboats and rides, kids disco, circus and crafts workshops, parades, a maze, outdoor games and more. For the older kids there will be graffiti walls, breakdance, poetry slams, hip hop, circus shows and skills, bushcraft skills and lots more still to be confirmed.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adult £122
Teen (16-18yrs) £70
Child (5 - 15 yrs old inclusive) £27
Tickets for Sunday from 10am only (off site Monday at noon) £38

Parking for cars is £16.50 per car
Campervan tickets are priced at £32.50 per vehicle (A campervan is defined as any vehicle you intend to sleep in for any part of the Festival)
Motorcycle tickets are priced at £5.50

To buy tickets, click here.

The event is expected to be 100% ecologically powered, with a site-wide organic policy which also applies to alcohol. There are full camping facilities will be available including, showers, chemical & compost toilets.

Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th June 2012
Gilcombe Farm, near Bruton, South Somerset, England MAP
early bird £122 for the weekend
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Thu 24th May 2012


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