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 12th year of the festival which will take place over the spring bank half term holiday from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th June at Uttoxeter Racecourse, in Staffordshire. This year's themes is Stem Punk and Vistorian Fantazia.
Acts confirmed so far include Fairport Convention, Sam Kelly Trio, The Christians; Jennie Belle Star Ska Band; Seize The Day, Howard Jones, The Hoosiers, Thrill Collins, Sam Evans Band, and Ed Tudor-Pole, Martin Turner (ex Wishbone Ash), Gaz Brookfield, Boy on a Dolphin, TV Smith, Nick Harper, Nell Bryde, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, and more.
See the line-up page for the full details so far. More acts are still to be announced.
New for 2017 is the introduction of a Late Night Blues Bar with 14 blues artists. There's also a comedy stage every afternoon.
Tickets are on sale priced at £95 for the weekend, with camping £20 extra.
Campervan tickets are £22, but *ALSO* needs a camping ticket for each person.
A child (aged 11-15 years) ticket is priced at £35, a child (aged 5-10 years) ticket is priced at £20, and an infant (0-4 years) ticket is priced at £1. An additional Thursday + FREE Camping (If Required) ticket is priced at £5.
Day tickets will be available at a later date.
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 £20 per vehicle (requires camping tickets) 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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