Blissfields is an intimate festival for all the family in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. This is a festival for 4,000 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.
Blissfields returns on Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th July 2014 (no music Sunday), and will return to Woodmancott, in Hampshire, in the South of England.
2manydjs, Sleigh Bells, Dub Pistols, Hercules And Love Affair, Chloe Howl, and tUne-yArDs, lead the line-up for Blissfields, the family friendly small festival now in it's 14th year whose theme is "Walk on the Wild Side".
Also confirmed are Dan Croll, Snakehips, Luke Sital-Singh, Nick Mulvey, Wolf Alice, Gentleman's Dub Club, Melt Yourself Down, Monki, Gypsy Disco, Ry X, Famy, Subgiant, Cosmo Sheldrake, Flyte, Gypsy Disco, TCTS, Chris T-T, Electric Swing Circus, and Beans on Toast.
The latest additions include Spector, Bipolar Sunshine, Dan Croll, Kyan, Johnny Flynn, Kidnap Kid, Thumpers, Years And Years, Laurel, Burning Beaches, Pachango, Pandora's Jukebox, Little Brother Eli, Dan Hayes (Subgiant) & Angry, Dan Munro, Digits McPhee, Alex The Kidd, DJ Envious Mind, Radio Active Bones, Sam 'Killaman' Jago & Jack Curtis, Eclair FiFi, Gang Colour, Moulettes, Hallouminati, Soundtracks, Tom Lowman, Edd Donovan And The Wondering Moles, Head North!, Bite The Buffalo, Tiki Taane & Jayson Norris, Hollie Smith, Lily Juniper, Ward Thomas, Bruno Major, Will Varley, Itchy Teeth, KSH & The Going Goods, Frankie Forman, Little Robyn And The Mob, Gaz Brookfield, and more.
The line-up also includes Alex Walker, Ally Wolf, Animal, Bela Takes Chase, Bellyeyesmile, Ben Goddard, Ben Paul, Benny Page, Beth McCarthy, Bigtopp, Bitr8, Black Kat Boppers, Bombs, Bonsai Pirates, Buddhist Punkz, Burning Idols, Charlie Ayliffe, Cholombian (DJ set), Dale Allen, Dave Miatt, Dead Proud, Deadbeat Disco, Dr Meaker, Echotape, ESPA, Fauxlo, Firefarm, Fish Hook, Alex Vargas, Franklin & James, Fawn, Freeway Mad, Ghouls, Giles Whiteley, Headsessions Soundsystem, Hentai Babies, Jimi Needles, Josh Savage, Jungle Doctors, Juturna, Lex, Listening Party, Luke Ferre Band, Mary Miss Fairy, Maths and the Moon, Matt Jarvis, Matt Perriment, Matty Lah, Maxin DJs, Mem & Kamikaze Love, Morgan Hislop, New Desert Blues, Nick Mulvey, Nick Tann, One Step Too Late, Paul Diello, Paul Sawyer, PolyBlank, Psychedelia DJs, Sai, Sam Brothers, Sam Cotton, Science of Eight Limbs, Sworthy, Tacit Tone, The Boy I Used to Be, The Great Malarkey, The Great One, The Raged, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, and Thequickandthedead, Tom Lowman, Transgressive Soundsystem , Uber Tone, Will Tun and The Wasters, Willow, and Youngskin.
The Main Stage - The Wild Stage: Throughout the infamously hot days of Blissfields, this stage sees people sprawled across the festival’s grounds enjoying some excellent music, marvellous food and a few cheeky drinks from the many bars and vendors that line the main arena between the shady tees. By night this is where Blissfields headline acts will perform, among festival and party favourite bands, as fireworks and lasers see the festival climax in style.
The 2nd Stage - The Hustle Den: A hub for emerging artists, the setting for our opening night extravaganza, and where more than a few surprises have occurred over the years. For three days this marquee is where you’ll find your favorite new band and dance later into the night.
The Hidden Hedge: For those really wanting a late night dance experience though, it’s The Hidden Hedge for you. What started as a secret platform in the trees, this pride of Blissfields, complete with art installations, lighting shows, and big name DJs, has now become a right of passage and festival landmark in itself, occupying an unmissable atmospheric corner of the festival.
The Bus: A non-stop torrent of DJ’s spinning summer pop and huge anthems, with some surprise specials guests, a hidden bar and if you’re lucky, maybe even an invite onto the top deck hot tub.
Electric Dreams: One of the festival’s more recent additions, this inviting and couch-filled cinema stage is great to unwind in during the day, taking a breather from the summer heat, and indulging in films submitted especially for the Blissfields Independent Film Festival, with a few Hollywood and British classic films screened until late at night as well.
The Larch: This is where you’ll find a lot of emerging folk and acoustic music during the day, with some curve balls thrown in for good measure. By night this snug and beautifully decorated marquee opens its doors to a much livelier scene and the odd secret party.
This year there is also a payment scheme over four payments. Tickets are on a tiered system.
Blissfields 2014 Tier 1 Weekend Tickets
Weekend Adult (17yrs +): £80 + £5 Rubbish Bond Deposit + Booking Fee. Weekend Youth (10-16yrs): £54 + £5 Rubbish Bond Deposit + Booking Fee. Weekend Child (under 10yrs): Free and No Booking Fee (A nominal fee of 1p is charged). Weekend Family Ticket (2 Adult/2 Youth): £235 + £20 Rubbish Bond Deposit + Booking Fee. Weekend 10 Adult tickets for the price of 9: £720 + £50 Rubbish Bond Deposit + Booking Fee.
Blissfields 2014 Tier 2 Weekend Tickets
Weekend Adult (17yrs +): £85 + £5 Rubbish Bond Deposit + Booking Fee. Weekend Youth (10-16yrs): £58 + £5 Rubbish Bond Deposit + Booking Fee. Weekend Child (under 10yrs): Free and No Booking Fee (A nominal fee of 1p is charged). Weekend Family Ticket (2 Adult/2 Youth): £250 + £20 Rubbish Bond Deposit + Booking Fee. Weekend 10 Adult tickets for the price of 9: £765 + £50 Rubbish Bond Deposit + Booking Fee.
Blissfields 2014 Tier 3 Weekend Tickets
Weekend Adult (17yrs +): £90 + £5 Rubbish Bond Deposit + Booking Fee. Weekend Youth (10-16yrs): £62 + £5 Rubbish Bond Deposit + Booking Fee. Weekend Child (under 10yrs): Free and No Booking Fee (A nominal fee of 1p is charged). Weekend Family Ticket (2 Adult/2 Youth): £265 + £20 Rubbish Bond Deposit + Booking Fee. Weekend 10 Adult tickets for the price of 9: £810 + £50 Rubbish Bond Deposit + Booking Fee.
An initial payment will be taken on purchase and repeat payments will be taken automatically monthly in equal amounts three more times. It is your responsibility to make sure funds are available for the transactions. Tickets will not be issued until all payments have been made and failure to make all payments will forfeit any deposits already paid. Please note the Tier 1 & 2 Ticket Prices are cheaper than using this method.
Weekend Adult (17yrs +): £100 Total ( x4 payments of £25 includes £5 Litter Bond Deposit (refundable) + Booking Fee). Weekend Youth (10-16yrs): £72 Total ( x4 payments of £18 includes £5 Litter Bond Deposit (refundable) + Booking Fee) Must be accompanied by an over 21 years adult. Weekend Child Child (under 10yrs): Free and No Booking Fee (Please note x4 nominal charges of 1p are made to register the purchase). Weekend Family Ticket (2 Adult/2 Youth): £306 Total ( x4 payments of £76.50 includes £20 Litter Bond Deposit (refundable) + Booking Fee). Weekend 10 Adult tickets for the price of 9: £915 Total (x4 payments of £228.75 includes £50 Litter Bond Deposit (refundable) + Booking Fee)
All the above include camping Friday and Saturday nights, for Thursday camping and entertainment you must purchase the additional pass.
Thursday Camping: £16 Arrive Early
Posh Wash: £10 (Showers and "proper" loos)
Live-in Vehicle Pass: £35
Car Park: £10
Thursday Pass (you may only camp on Thursday night in conjunction with a weekend camping ticket): To arrive before 10am Friday 4th July a Thursday camping pass must be purchased for each individual over 9 yrs. This allows arrival after 12pm Thursday 3rd July.
Live-in Vehicle Pass: If you are bringing a campervan or caravan a pass must be purchased in addition to individual tickets for each occupant. There is no camping in vehicles allowed in the car park
Car Park: There will be a £10 charge made on arrival for all vehicles, excluding those with valid campervan/caravan pass. Passes may also be purchased in advance.
Expect music and craft workshops for adults and kids plus other assorted fun, an ale festival, a film festival, great food and festival stalls.
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 is "Walk On The Wild Side" and they're hoping to break a world record for most amount of people in animal print.
Fun for kids
The place for little ones is packed with award-winning fun, games and activities that the whole family can get involved in, with storytelling, acrobatics, a fire show, and all sorts to entertain all day long.
A recent addition to Blissfields, this gorgeous woodland area is where the bigger kids can enjoy activities including tie-dying, wood carving, chainsaw carving, with a blacksmith and leather workshop among other things.
Road To Blissfields 2014
Local bands are being offered the chance to play Blissfields 2014. Shows begin on March 1st. For more information. Bands can enter via www.blissfields.co.uk/information/road-to-blissfields/ where they'll find an application form, and more information.
Blissfields supports awareness and fund raising for their chosen charity 'Born Free Foundation'. The festival has a green ethos, incorporating recycling, litter bonds, and awareness of environmental issues during the weekend.
More information will be here when available.
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