Blissfields Festival - CANCELLED 2008

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th July 2008
The Bowl, Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, Hants., England MAP
adult £60 for weekend with camping; aged 8-16 £40 w/e with camping; campervans £15
last updated: Sun 22nd Jun 2008

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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Blissfields is scaling up to a three-day festival in 2008, the dates are confirmed as Friday 4th to Sunday 6th July. Because of the increase in size, the festival is moving to a new site, Matterley Bowl, near Winchester (where Homelands used to take place).

The Friday Headliner is The Wonder Stuff, Saturday is The Whip and Sunday is topped off with Ronnie Size and Reprazent. Other acts booked for the festival include: Imperial Leisure, The Pan I Am, Subgiant, Robots In Disguise, Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man, Peggy Sue and the Pirates, Modernaire, Six Nation State, Pistola, Jim Bob (ex-Carter USM), Abdoujaparov, Red Eye Banquet, Chris T-T (Band and Solo), Subsource, Soweto Kinch, The Beat Maras, Beans on Toast, Hush the Many (Heed the Few), Andy Comley, Blisskrieg, Nathan "Flutebox" Lee, Captain Phoenix, Lazy Habits, Subliminal Girls, Ruth Theodore, Skuba, Life at The Pines, Dead!Dead!Dead!, Echaskech, Monty and the Butchers, Rival Joustas, and The Jacks. There are still many more acts yet to be announced.

Sunday 6th of July will mark Lockout's first year hosting the Thrice Stage at Blissfields Festival. Performing will be One Eskimo, Karima Francis, The Congo Faith Healers, Mamas Gun, and Sam Heard. The Thrice stage will also play host to late night DJ sets from Dan Hayes (Subgiant), DJ Chukles (West One Two Music), Mont D'Or (Obsession raves), Little Chief (Blissfields in the City), Matt from Pistola (iPod selector B7), DJ Chix (Blissfields legend), Kozmik Ken (Space rock extraordinaire), Olly Salter (Revive), Steve Moore (Revive), and Benzo (Revive).

For the line-up details as available please click here.

Tickets for Blissfields are priced at £60 for the weekend with camping; £40 for those aged 8-16 for the weekend with camping, with campervans costing just £15, and Thursday night camping available for an extra fiver. Children aged under 8 are free. Day tickets are also now on sale priced as follows:
Friday Full Day ticket (Over 8 years) £30, Child Day ticket (Under 8) Free.
Saturday/Sunday Full Day ticket (Over 8 years) £35, Child Day ticket Free.
Arrival can be from 11am on the day purchased and is valid until end of performance on The Manor (1.00am). Please note: All under 16's must be accompanied at the festival by an adult over 18yrs who will take full responsibility for them. All concessionary tickets will only be admitted at that price with proof of age.

The festival will also have 'The Living Room' which will be presenting mainly acoustic acts in its themed marquee throughout the weekend! Previous Living Room performers have included Newton Faulkner and Kate Walsh.

For the fans of dance there's also a host of DJs including, Dan Hayes (Subgiant), DJ Chukles (West One Two Music), Mont D'Or (Obsession raves), Little Chief (Blissfields in the City), Pistola Matt (iPod selector B7!), DJ Chix (Blissfields legend), Kozmik Ken (Space rock extraordinaire), Olly Salter (Revive), Steve Moore (Revive), Benzo (Revive), and Bloody Awful Poetry DJ's!

As well as the topflight acts of the Punch Bowl and Manor stages, there will be local input from the neighbouring areas of Southampton, Winchester and Basingstoke atop the Stage Thrice, which on the Sunday will then host acts from The Lock Out, London, a programme of top-quality DJs to take over after sundown and take the music through to sunrise.

The fourth stage will be home to The Living Room presenting acoustic acts from the up and coming grassroots and folk scenes, past performers including Newton Faulkner and Kate Walsh, this year being more eclectic than ever.

Blissfields is as much about the merrymaking as it is the music, expect a carnival-like atmosphere with juggling, beatbox and DJ workshops, Yallah belly dancers, performances from Panic Circus, story telling and for the first time ever at Blissfields, a mass birthday party for anybody celebrating their day while at the festival.

Blissfields is an intimate festival for all the family in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. This is a festival for people who want something as far removed from the big commercial festivals as you can get! There will be quality food and beer (including real ales) on sale at very reasonable prices, plenty of fantastic hand-picked food stalls, craft stalls, great workshops for you and the kids, relaxing areas and quirky cafes.

The campsite will open from 4pm Thursday 3rd July until noon on Monday 7th July, and includes a Family Area, a Live-in Vehicle Area. Note that Thursday night camping costs an extra £5.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th July 2008
The Bowl, Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, Hants., England MAP
adult £60 for weekend with camping; aged 8-16 £40 w/e with camping; campervans £15
last updated: Sun 22nd Jun 2008


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