The Acoustic Festival of Britain offers four stages of unplugged and acoustic music covering live folk guitar music, country music, bluegrass, with a few legends, and some tribute acts.
This the 10th year of the festival sees it moving to June and willtake place over the Summer Solstice from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June at Uttoxeter Racecourse, in Staffordshire.
Latest additions are Sons of Clogger, Harriet McDonnell, and Honey Ryder.
Paul Carrack will make his only UK festival appearance this year, to headline Saturday. Taking to the main stage on Friday will be Big Country, with Show of Hands also confirmed to make their first appearance at the festival. Also announced are From The Jam, Merry Hell, Hazel O'Connor, Mark Radcliffe Galleon Blast, Jo Harman, Rodney Branigan, Tess Of The Circle, Vix & Her MsChiefs, FOS Brothers, The Outcast Band, Freds House, David Youngs, Darren Poyzer, John Fiddler, King Size Slim, The Mersey Belles, Jessica Rhodes, Wildfire Folk, Andrew Bazeley, The Blues Hounds, Acoustica, Terry & Gerry, Kizzy Crawford, Quill, Gypsy Dynamite, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Strumpit, Hunter & The Bear, The Demon Barbers XL, Nell Bryden, Moulettes, The Beautiful Sound, Dan Owen, and Adrian Nation.
To see who is playing when and whee see The Acoustic Festival of Britain line-up page.
The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are on sale priced at £85 for the weekend with camping an additional £15. There is also an option to pay in 4 monthly payments. Children aged 10-15 years old at the time of the festival will need a child's ticket priced at £20 for the weekend with camping.
A ticket for kids under 10 yrs old (and not still in arms) is priced at £1 for the weekend with camping.
A Friday adult ticket is priced at £30, a Saturday or Sunday adult ticket is priced at £38 with children passes for any day priced at £10, and small kids days tickets are £1.
Caravans & campervans
The Acoustic Festival of Britain offers the chance to camp in the same area as you park.
The campsite also has pitches on grass/hard standing for caravans and campervans.
Caravan & Camper Van passes can be booked for £10 per vehicle for all 4 nights. There will be 2 sites available for caravans and camper vans. The Main Festival campsite has 300 pitches on grass/hard standing. There is no extra charge for this. These pitches do not have electric hook ups. All occupants must purchase the relevant Weekend with Camping Tickets.
There is also a Caravan Club site on the Racecourse which has space for 70 units with electric hook ups for members only. Members who book pitches on The Caravan Club site (via The Caravan Club) and are attending the festival, only need to buy Weekend tickets, and not weekend with camping. Bookings to be made direct to the caravan club on 01342 327490.
The festival is expected to offer four Stages and dozens of crafts and food tents together with a huge real ale tent over 200ft long, with a stage powered by bicycles, and set in 92 acres of parkland. The festival also has stalls, craft displays, juggling schools, workshops, soccer skills, cinema, food hall, breakfast café on camp site, comedy hour, a buskers stage, a real ale tent, fair trade, children's area, camping, a tipi circle, flushing loos, and more.
Music Workshops include Drumming & Percussion, Didgeridoo, Ukulele, Mandolin, Spoons, and Fiddle.
The Children's Big Top Marquee hosts many of the Chidren's workshops and activities, including Free Face Painting, and there's loads of activities to keep the little'uns entertained.
There will be more information here when available.
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