Blissfields Festival 2011

Thursday 30th June to Sunday 3rd July 2011
Vicarage Farm, Woodmancott, Winchester, Hants, SO21 3BL, England MAP
£65 for an adult weekend pass
daily capacity: 1200
last updated: Wed 25th May 2011

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Blissfields is an intimate festival for all the family in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. This is a festival for 1,200 people who want something as far removed from the big commercial festivals as you can get! There will be quality food and beer on sale all at a reasonable price.

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Blissfields returns from Thursday 30th June to Sunday 3rd July 2011 (no music Sunday), and it will be at a new home at Woodmancott, in Hampshire, in the South of England.

Line-up

Frank Turner, Tricky, and SixNationState will headline, with Andy Burrows (I Am Arrows), Gold Panda, Dub Pistols, Subgiant, Man Like Me (live), David E Sugar, Chris T-T, The Jim Jones Revue, Fool's Gold, The Sound of Arrows, Marques Toliver, The Chapman Family, Flashguns, Kid Adrift, Bear Cavalry, Imperial Leisure, Dom Chung, Various Cruelties, Sean Brosnan, The Riff Raff, Sombrero Sound System, Huw Olesker, Gary Bennetton, Beans On Toast, Fear Of Theydon, Olly Salter And Benzo, I Dream In Colour, Polly & The Billets Doux, D-Warrior, Emily And The Woods, Fenech-Soler, Delays, and many more, with more acts to be confirmed. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Stages

Music takes place across five stages: The main open air stage; The Bradley Bubble a Big Top Stage offering mixed entertainment including local acts, open mic and after hours fun; Tractor Disco Stage (DJs) – An open air carnival on a tractor trailer for all day frivolity; The Hidden Hedge - a secluded hideaway in the woods, with chilled atmosphere and secret appearances/performances; and The Campfire which offers acoustic, DIY, and other entertainment.

New for 2011

A brand new area 'Blisscotheque' will feature the cream of local DJ talent and some very special guests courtesy of Future Disco. Younger visitors of the festival will also find a whole new world of wonders and treats in store.

Tickets

Early bird weekend tickets have sold out. Normal tickets are now available priced at £65 for the weekend with camping, £42 for those aged 5-15 for the weekend with camping - SOLD OUT, children aged under 5 are free, there is no separate tariff for those not camping. No under 16's to camp unless accompanied by an over 21 years of age. Campervan tickets are priced at £35. There will be a £10 charge made on arrival for all vehicles, excluding those with valid campervan/caravan pass.

Thursday night camping is available for an extra £15 (for those already with weekend camping tickets or Friday day tickets). Day Tickets will be on sale at a future date.

To buy tickets, click here.

Opening hours

The event offers Thursday night extended camping from 4pm on Thursday 1st July, music and art workshops for adults and kids plus other assorted fun. Organised entertainment will run from 4pm Friday 2rd July until 1.30am Sunday 4th July. The campsite will be open from 4pm Thursday 1st July until 6pm Sunday 4th July. The open mic session after the main stage closes on the Friday night will also make a return. Plus tractor rides, pub price drinks with quality real ales and cider, food, craft, and festival stalls.

Fancy dress

As always, Blissfields has themed this year’s event and is encouraging attendees to lose themselves in fancy dress of the most absurd festival garb. To celebrate the transportation of the festival to its new "home-world", the theme for the weekend will be a Sci-Fi-tastic - "OUT OF THIS WORLD".

Fun for kids

Blissfields has declared its most adventure-packed year for kids with Katy Ashworth from CBeebies, star of hit show 'I Can Cook' singing songs and storytelling, Family Arts And Crafts, Juggling and Circus Workshops, Puppet Shows, Hula-Hooping, Magicians and book reading with talented children's author and illustrator Elissa Elwick.

Other fun activities across the weekend include face painting, lantern making, story telling, open mic and campfire jamming, 'It's A Knockout', sculpture building, drumming, knitting, fire building classes, 'Wake Up Shake Up' and green crafts.

Road To Blissfields 2011

Local bands are being offered the chance to play Blissfields 2011, just email band details to bliss11@live.co.uk Remember to include a contact name, email address, telephone number, and link to either your website or Myspace or SoundCloud page. All applications close on 1st February.

Festival ethos

Blissfields supports awareness and fund raising for their chosen charity Practical Action. The festival has a green ethos, incorporating recycling, and awareness of environmental issues during the weekend.

More information will be here when available.

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Thursday 30th June to Sunday 3rd July 2011
Vicarage Farm, Woodmancott, Winchester, Hants, SO21 3BL, England MAP
£65 for an adult weekend pass
daily capacity: 1200
last updated: Wed 25th May 2011


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