This family friendly festival runs as close to the Autumnal equinox as possible, taking place at a new site this year nearer to Kirkby on Bain in Lincolnshire and returns in 2015 from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September, with early entry available (for an extra fee) on Thursday.
Latest additions Easy Fread, Dub Barn Collective, Two Man Ting, Illage Videots, Ska Ya Man, Steel City Rhythm, Dexter Dexterous and the Fingersmiths, The Majestic, Dirty Vertebrae, Lula and the Bebops, Popes of Chillitown, Sick Bookies, Peace Pipers, Jed is Dead, Last Word Dogs, Throw Rocks at Cops, P.A.I.N, Mobius Loop, Voodoo Jukebox, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man, The Star Botherers, Highcroft, Black Thorn, Sandfly, FolkLaw, Solana, Rainbow Girls, Issabella Crowther, Benji 303, Audio Addictz, Dave chuckles, Hedge Gods, Andy Mason Kundalini, MessyFish, Y-Psy, Mutated Pony, The Pressure Technique, Nigel Photon, Prognosis, Ed Tangent (DJ), Lorraine, Jo Carley & The Old Dry Skulls, 2 Bad Mice, Cousin Ev, Sweetchunks Band, Itchy Fingers, One Million Motors, The Tone Alchemist, Magic Lamp, Deallo Brown, Mercurious Rising, Paper Wings, Kate O mally, Stark Hills, RV, Jacked Takeover, Vexed Takeover, Heavy Links, Resinate, Beat Jugglers, Mikey Beats, Linyl, Metz, Teknoprisners, VAR, Klockwork, Patchwork, Imanzi, Jam Master Jim, Bernie B, Melos, Loop Cycle, JD Chronic, Grand Theft Clipper, Raindeer, M-Fatic, Rob Whiteley, Doug the Head, Intoxicated, Keztral b2b B4gle, Ben Speed, and Leroy (Lunar Sheffield).
The first headlining act confirmed is Asian Dub Foundation, with Space Ritual, Back to the Planet, Radical Dance Faction (RDF), Inner Terrestrials, Perhaps Contraption, Celt Islam, Scum of Toytown, Fyreflies, The Defekters, AOS3, Tarantism, Cracked Actors, Zetan Spore, Lunarsonic, One Eyed God, Pro-Gram, The Firepit Collective, Dave the Drummer, Ed Solo & Rat Pack, and Phat Bollard.
Musically its diverse but well programmed with most music tastes catered for someplace or other on the site.
For the line-up details, day and stage splits as available see the Alchemy Festival line-up page.
Tickets are priced at £90 for an adult weekend ticket. An under 16 ticket is priced at £20. Under 5's are free and don't require a ticket, but will need to be registered. A Family (2 adults and 3 children) ticket is priced at £195. A car parking ticket is priced at £10, and a live in vehicle pass is priced at £25. Dog pass (limited) £20.
Around the festival
This year there's a new stage, The Mycophone, offering spoken word, live music, jam sessions open mics and performances of all kinds. Look forward to Tom Ealker, Captain Grimace, Selby, Kev the Poet, Lagan Purdy, Joshua Ward, Alex Millar, Paul Sees Music, The Binewski Murder, Jamtidy, A Man About Dog, Leeds Dextrous, Jim Halloran, Rob the Rub, and more to be confirmed!
The festival will also include a bubble tent, and circus area with fire shows, jugglers, poi and many other oddities!
The site will have many works of art and sculptures, stalls, more food traders than last year, tarot readers and communal fire pits, and every day will be a dress fancy day.
There will be a large children's area at Alchemy containing circus skills, workshops, bubbles, face painting, shows, talks and performances. There will even be a children's open mic. Organisers are committed to providing a fun, non corporate and non sponsored event and aim the keep all prices on site reasonable with free workshops and entertainment for children.
The walk from the car park to the campsite is less than five minutes on an established farm track and, like the rest of the site, completely flat.
The festival aims to be as green as possible and support fair trade, and hopes to have a local cider company on site selling homemade cider and mead.
More information will be here when available.
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