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 2nd to Saturday 4th July 2015 (no music Sunday), and will return to Woodmancott, in Hampshire, in the South of England.
The Horrors, and John Grant will headline. Also confirmed are Simian Mobile Disco, Glass Animals, Public Service Broadcasting, Grandmaster Flash, Ibibio Sound Machine, Songhoy Blues, Mele, The Correspondents, Novelist, Missill, Cosmo Sheldrake, Gengahr, Loyle Carner, Kiko Bun, We Have Band, Dub Pistols, Alex Adair, Eton Messy DJs, Subgiant, The Mispers, Flo Morrissey, Palace, Spring King, Ekkah, Matthew and Me, Andy Comley, Big Child Man Child, Bitr8, The Black Feathers, Cholombian, Dan Munro, Deadproud, Echotape, Espai, Fable, Floella Grace, Gypsy Disco, Headsessions Soundsystem, Johnny Boxcars, Jolta, Josh Savage, K1r3y, Lionface, Mary Miss Fairy, Milly Upton, Mini Da Minx, Morgan Hislop, Novatones, One Step Too Late, Ønly, Pachango, Popobawa, Ratzi, Science of Eight Limbs, ShudderVision, Digits McPhee, Soul & Fire, The King's Parade, The Subgiant Soundsystem, This City Limits, Transend, and Winterhours.
Plus Ghostpoet, Rhodes, Beans on Toast, Madam X, Tambour Battant, Alex The Kidd & Jetpack Assassin, Alkatraz, AVTV, Circo Inferno, Curxes, The Daisy Chains, Danzai, Doktor Mohlb, Earl Grey Collective, Ed Steer, ERG, Freddie Hudson, The Fresh Dixie Project, Head North, The Hellfire Orchestra, Houdini Dax, Jake Gauntlet, Jimi Needles, Junk, Juturna, Karen Harding, Kassassin Street, Kayanites, KMP, Lori Campbell, Luke Ferre Band, Micky P Kerr, Naina Sethi, Nick Rew, Noella, Owen Hackett, Plastic Mermaids, PolyBlank, Psychedelia DJs, Red Kites, Sam Brothers, Sam Cotton, Sean McGowan, Seb Marx & Matteo, Shorebitch DJs, Slothbridge, Solar Wolf, The Boy I Used to Be, The Deltorers, The Great One, Unattached, Victories At Sea, Wolf Club, Wub World, Xylaroo, and Yes Tom!
Latest additions are DJ Yoda, Akala, Duveaux, MOK, Mortal Tides, and Rinse. This year's spoken word artists have also been added to the bill with Selby, Danny Pandolfi, Rex Domino, Blizzard, Roya Zahra Shadmand, Toby Champion, Gary Turk, and The Many Faces of Spike. Bringing the laughs to Blissfields will be a Comedy line-up of Grant Sharkey, Rosie Wilby, Marc Burrows, Callum Ross, Jonny Pelham, Matthew Baylis, and Spencer Jones.
For the line-up details as available see the Blissfields line-up page.
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.
Early bird tickets have sold out, Tiered prices are now on offer.
Weekend Adult (17yrs +): £90 + £5 Rubbish Bond Deposit + Booking Fee
Weekend Youth (10-16yrs): £69 + £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): £280 + £20 Rubbish Bond Deposit + BF
Weekend 10 Adult tickets for the price of 9: £810 + £50 Rubbish Bond Deposit + BF
All the above include camping Friday and Saturday nights, for Thursday camping and entertainment you must purchase the additional pass: £18 Arrive Early
Posh Wash: £10 (Showers and “proper” loos)
Live-in Vehicle Pass: £35
Car Park: £10.
Day tickets and 4 monthly instalment payment scheme on all ticket options also available.
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 this year's has not yet been announced.
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 2015. 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. 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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