Since 2007 The Croissant Neuf Summer Party has been brought to you by the team responsible for one of the oldest features of Glastonbury festival - The Croissant Neuf Solar Powered Venue which is the centrepiece of the Green Fields.
The event, which is a haven for families with a bursting line-up of music, circus, fun and games, is set in and around an ancient Iron Age hill fort near Usk in Monmouthshire and will be held over four days this year from Thursday 8th until Sunday 11th August 2013. This year the gates are opening on Thursday so attendees can set up camp and enjoy the beautiful site for even longer.
The line-up for the three solar-powered stages for 2013 includes Nizlopi, Natty, Gabby Young and Other Animals, Laid Blak, Smerins Anti-Social Club, Kitten and the Hip, Ellen and the Escapades, Will and the People, Crowns, The Zen Hussies, Biggles, Zervas and Pepper, Raven, Boat Band, 25 Past the Skank, Swamp Donkey, Regime, Maya Burchell-Haslett, Kizzy Crawford, Gaps, Cats in the Basement (present: Cats in the Valley), RSVP, Woodland Blue, Sam Green & The Midnight Heist, The Ten Pound Suit Band, Rum Jig, Gaz Brookfield, Vamanos, and more. For the line-up details as available please click here.
An adult ticket is priced at £105 for a weekend adult ticket, with teen tickets (aged 13-16 years) priced at £60, children aged 6 to 12 tickets priced at £40. Student tickets are priced at £80, and under 5s can go for free. All tickets include free camping. A car parking pass is priced at £8. Campervan tickets for vehicles up to 6m are priced at £40, and campers over 6m pay £50 for a pass..
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Croissant Neuf Summer Party is to host acts from the national singing competition Open Mic UK. Croissant Neuf Summer Party will host 3 acts that are previous winners of the singing competition. The first of these slots has just been announced as RemedySounds.
Croissant Neuf Summer Party boasts some seriously green credentials. Every aspect of the festival takes green issues to heart, from the organic nibbles and tipples sold at the stagger Inn to the recycling team and the magnificent Big Top that is powered entirely by solar panels without compromising on sound quality. With creative solutions such as planting 3 trees on site for every car that travels to the festival.âÂÂ¨âÂÂ¨
Run by a family with families in mind, Croissant Neuf Summer Party creates a safe, welcoming haven to take the kids to. The community spirit is as prevalent as the green ethos that permeates the festival.
As well as great music expect internationally renowned street theatre, workshops of all kinds from dancing to bushcraft, open mic sessions, sports activities, and more.
Fancy dress theme
The theme for this year is Medieval Merriment and as well as encouraging guests to come in their finest king, queen, knight, dragon, rat-catcher, peasant, wench (etc!) outfits, there will be themed Village Green games, music and more.
There is a dedicated kids area stuffed to the brim with circus equipment, the Circomedia trapeze rig to play on, a Saturday night Circus-Spectacular curated by Gerry Flanagan and the weekend is topped off with everyone on site joining the Sunday lantern procession to the Iron Age hill fort, making the ancient site glow in preparation for the closing fire-show.
Crafts and workshops
For those with crafty tendencies and those who just want to try something new there is plenty to turn your hand to - from wood carving to willow weaving or sticky label hat making. Yoga and other physical workshops are also on offer and all activities reflect the ethical ethos of the festival.
As with last years event, all of the facilities on site - the venues, eateries, bar, clean toilets and general lighting (basically everything) are completely solar powered. The festival has a keen eye for attention to detail which makes it an enjoyable, easy and safe place to be. There are even barrow boys who help load luggage from car to campsite.
Firm favourites such as the Masquerade Ball and the stunning Lantern Procession will be making a return along with all kinds of new and exciting features that offer something for all the family!
Food and drink
All food and drink will be as organic as can be and sourced from local suppliers where possible. The fully licensed bar will be serving locally brewed organic beer and cider and pub nibbles. It also functions as a venue for impromptu live music. The second venue from last year, Café Seren, which hosted live music while serving fresh food is also expected to return. The dining area tent includes a cabaret stage and larger soft furnished area.
The offer of luxury onsite accommodation in the form of incredibly posh, yet reasonably priced yurts is expected to be available again in 2012.
More information will be here when available.
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