Blissfields Festival 2013

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July 2013
Vicarage Farm, Woodmancott, Winchester, Hants, SO21 3BL, England MAP
£80 for weekend - sold out, only Friday available
daily capacity: 3500
last updated: Wed 15th May 2013

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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 2,500 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 Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July 2013 (no music Sunday), and will return to Woodmancott, in Hampshire, in the South of England.


Latest additions are London Grammar, Chloe Howl, Josef Salvat, Bondax, Famy, General Roots, Listening Party, Thomas Tantrum, Artful & Ridney, Beat Clever, Ben Paul, Big Fin (Matt Reynolds), Charley Macauley, Chroma Touch, Danzai, Dave Miatt, Diarmo & L'aubaine, Ella Janes, Floella Grace, Habitats, Harper, Hash, Ian Wilkinson, Is Bliss, Jamie Parisio, Jerry, Koin Djs, Lucy Kitchen, Luke Ferre, Luxe, Matt Jarvis, Maxin DJs, Megan Thomas, Mr Huw, Neon M3, Paul Dielleo, Rex Domino, Sam Brothers, Sam Sallon, Seb Marx, Stone Them Crows, The Cramatics, The Harlequin, Tom James, Visulante, and Wub World.

Man Like Me, Mystery Jets, and Bastille will headline. Also announced are The D.O.T., Jacob Banks, Friends, Theme Park, The Staves, Sam Smith, Arlissa, Drenge, Thumpers, Blaenavon, Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun, Dub Pistols, The Silver Beatles, Clean Bandit, Matt Corby, The Other Tribe, Post War Years, Marika Hackman, Public Service Broadcasting, Far Too Loud, Zion Train, Subgiant, Subsource, Beans on Toast, Ally Wolf, Animal, Axis Mundi, Beard of Wolves, Belligerence, Bellyeyesmile, Ben Goddard, Bitr8, Bosch Stacey, Boule, Charlie Ayliffe, Charlie Fox, Cholombian, Chris Ward, Deadproud, Dem Hungry, DJ Grey Jumps, Dr Strangelove's Burlesque Discotheque , Eddy Rocksteddy, Fervent, Flight Brigade, Hairy Hands, Heathward, Holy Vessels, It's A Sin DJs, DJ Jay B, Joe Raygun, Josh Savage, K1r3y, Kemp, Kill em Dead Cowboy, Loveless DJs, Luca Pilato, Mary Miss Fairy, Matt Perriment, Matty Lah, Morgan Hislop, Nathan Lambert, Nick Tann, Psychadelia DJs, Remnant Psyche, Reventurer, Rockfeedback DJs, Sean McGowan, So8l, and more.

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


Music takes place across six stages: The main open air stage; The Second Stage (Bradley Bubble) offering a mixture of local talent, up and coming and late partying; The Blisscoteque, with DJs atop a double decker bus providing a non-stop party; The Hidden Hedge - a secluded hideaway in the woods, covered in installations and lasers with a dirty, heavy and alternative music into the very early hours; The Acoustic Stage holding showcases from promoters as well as a acts chosen by Blissfields, expect collaborations and secret performances in here too; in 2013 the Acoustic Stage is home to the Film Festival also showing a mixture of up and coming talent and some old favourites; and The Campfire which offers warmth, random conversations, story telling and a place for anyone to get out their guitar.


Early bird weekend tickets are no longer on sale, ticket prices are now on a tiered system. Saturday Day Tickets are SOLD OUT, however Friday Day Tickets are still available priced at £38. Weekend tickets have sold out, they were available priced at £85 for an adult weekend ticket with camping, and £59 for those aged 6-15 for the weekend with camping, children aged under 6 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, and Thursday camping is an additional £16. There will be a £10 charge made on arrival for all vehicles, excluding those with valid campervan/caravan pass.

To buy tickets, click here.

Thursday arriving

The event offers Thursday night extended camping from noon on Thursday with a Thursday Pass (you may only camp on Thursday night in conjunction with a weekend camping ticket): To arrive before 10.00 am Friday 5th July a Thursday camping pass must be purchased for each individual over 5 yrs. Under fives do not need a pass.

On site

Expect music and art workshops for adults and kids plus other assorted fun, tractor rides, pub price drinks with quality real ales and cider, food, craft, and festival stalls.

Fancy dress

As always, Blissfields has a theme each year and encourages attendees to lose themselves in fancy dress of the most absurd festival garb. This year's theme has been announced as 'The Director's Cut' with the festival celebrating all things film in it's 13th year, from the early talkies to VIP Hollywood parties. Expect a weekend full of red carpets, interactive games, popcorn-throwing dance-offs, film screenings, the best soundtracks, visual treats, hidden treasures and all the usual fun that Blissfields has become synonymous with.

Fun for kids

Blissfields is adventure-packed for kids with Family Arts And Crafts, Juggling and Circus Workshops, Puppet Shows, Hula-Hooping, Magicians, face painting, lantern making, story telling, open mic and campfire jamming, sculpture building, drumming, knitting, fire building classes, and green crafts.

Road To Blissfields 2013

Local bands are being offered the chance to play Blissfields 2013. As well as a local round of events we will be running legs at further flung venues. Local events will have a winner chosen to play the festival on the night. The regional events will produce a winning act which will then enter a final round at in London from which the grand winner will be chosen to play the festival. Bands can enter via where they'll find an application form.

The dates and venues of this year's Road To Blissfields are:

Portsmouth: Edge of the Wedge, Saturday 23rd March
Poole: Mr Kyps, Saturday 30th March
Guildford: The Boileroom, Friday 5th April
Southampton: The Joiners, Saturday 13th April
Basingstoke: Sanctuary, Saturday 20th April
Winchester: The Railway Inn, Sunday 5th May (Bank Holiday Weekend)
Salisbury: Altar Club, Salisbury Arts Centre, Saturday 18th May

Leicester: The Shed, Saturday 30th March
Stoke-on-Trent: The Sugarmill, Friday 4th April
Nottingham: The Maze, Thursday 11th April
London: The Wheelbarrow, Saturday 13th April
Brighton: Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, Friday 19th April

London: Surya, Monday 6th May - For the winners of the National RTB Rounds

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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Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July 2013
Vicarage Farm, Woodmancott, Winchester, Hants, SO21 3BL, England MAP
£80 for weekend - sold out, only Friday available
daily capacity: 3500
last updated: Wed 15th May 2013

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