The three day event The Good Life Experience takes place from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th September 2019, at Harwarden Estate in Flintshire, north-east Wales.
New for 2019 are a Thursday night and Friday daytime with only a few hundred tickets available. Thursday night has music, and Friday will offer a series of small talks, tiny workshops, outdoor activity and music. From 2019 the event takes place in the park, gardens, in the main drawing room of the New Castle and in the ruins of the Old Castle, in and around the lake, and inside the cricket pavillion.
The festival features music, food, books, ideas, workshops, and the great outdoors.
Acts so far are International Teachers Of Pop; Snapped Ankles; Will Burns + Hannah Peel; Modern Nature; Working Men's Club; Seatbelts; Katy J Pearson; and more.
For the details please see the line-up page.
Foodie: Sandor Katz / Valentine Warner / Honey + Co / Mikkel Karstad / Olia Hercules / Tom Hunt / Signe Johansen / Trine Hahnemann / Mark Diacono / Stuart Ovenden / The Ethicurean / Anja Dunk / Roger Phillips / Claire Thomson / Julius Roberts / George Squair / Grace Regan
Talks: Mark Shayler Presents / Patrick Grant / Do Book Co Takeover / Hilary Gallo - Fear Hack / Salena Godden / Lia Leendertz / Richard King / Jon Savage / Charlotte Runcie / Dan Richards / Anna Wood / Emma Warren / Helen Mort / Jeff Towns / James Sills / Josh Cohen / Clover Stroud / Charlie Gladstone / Nina Grunfeld / Blanche Girouard / Michael Nicholson / Helene Mark / Sidonie Warren / Louise Edwards / Jane Lindsey / Dr Freddie Baveystock / Catrina Davies / Hannah Walker Curates Her Poetry Line-up / Peter Francis On W. E. Gladstone / Moth Magazine Presents...
Craft: London Terrariums / Tom Frost / Callie Jones / Fine Rush And Willow Basket Weaving / Fierce Blooms Floristry / Ffowndri / Rural Kind / TÅ· Pawb / Jim Parkyn / Alex Pole / Micheal May / Gail Bryson / Helen Gittens / Nellie And Eve / Rooks + Roses / Welsh Stick Chairs
Others: Cerys Matthews' Cookbook Launch / 1930s Vintage Fairground / Cocktails / Beer Served By Experts / The Market Place / Butchery Displays / The Choir / Rubbish Portraits / Feasts / Raucous Music / Speakers' Corner / Hawarden Castles / Castle Gardens
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult Thursday entry ticket - non-camping: £149
adult Thursday entry ticket - camping: £189
youth (12-17 yrs) Thursday entry ticket - non-camping: £64
youth (12-17 yrs) Thursday entry ticket - camping: £84
child (0-11 yrs) Thursday entry ticket - non-camping: free but needs ticket
child (0-11 yrs) Thursday entry ticket - camping: free but needs ticket
Friday & Saturday entry tickets also available.
2- day tickets also available.
weekend car parking pass [does not apply to campervans]: £12
weekend campervan pass: £65
The Good Life Experience, was launched by Cerys Matthews and is aimed at families, parents and anyone who wants to get more in touch with the great outdoors.The festival is dedicated to celebrating the great outdoors with archery, abseiling, cooking classes, camp fires and sing-a-longs with Cerys among the many activities on offer. Dogs welcome.
Train: Hawarden station is the nearest railway station. It is a short 5 minute taxi ride from the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop. Chester is the nearest station From London Euston, the average journey time is 2 hours and 5 minutes
Car: From Liverpool and Manchester, the average journey time is 35 minutes From London, the average journey time is 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Plane: The nearest airports to the festival are John Lennon airport [a 30 minute drive from Hawarden Estate] and Manchester airport [a 35 minute drive from Hawarden Estate].
More information will be here when available.
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