Headstock 2010

Saturday 11th September 2010
Newstead & Annesley Country Park, Newstead, Nottinghamshire, England MAP
£30, youth (13-17) £12.50 , under 12's free
last updated: Thu 9th Sep 2010

The Newstead & Annesley Country Park, nine miles north of Nottingham is the venue for an exciting new addition to the UK festival scene - Headstock. The one day event on September 11th 2010 will be an eclectic inspirational and family friendly festival with big name headline acts as well as up-and-coming local talent. Organisers hope that next year's event will be a full three day festival.


Ash will headline. Other acts already confirmed include Frightened Rabbit, The Beat, Field Music, Penguin Café Orchestra, Spiro, Charles Webster, Inland Knights, Royal Gala, and Edward II. For the line-up in full, and stage splits please click here.


Early bird tickets are no longer on sale. An adult ticket is priced at £30, entry for 13-17 year olds is £12.50 and entrance is free for the under 12's.

To buy tickets click here.


Camping is available on Saturday night only and is priced at £5 per person. The campsite opens 10am September 11th and closes 2pm on Sunday 12th. The camp-site will be have round the clock security, but no campsite can ever be 100% secure, so please exercise common sense, look out for each other and report anyone acting suspiciously to security.

To buy camping tickets click here.

On site

As well as over 40 acts over four stages and dance arenas the festival will offer; a family activity area, Speakeasy Café, arts and crafts section, innovative workshops and a diverse range of food as well as a full bar facility including a selection of real ale and cider.

In addition Headstock will feature a dedicated Kid's Field offering drum and jewellery workshops, face-painting, story-telling, puppet shows and an eco-sculpture which will be built during the day with help from the children and families attending.


Headstock is a new kind of festival – it is being set up by the Newstead community and all profits will go directly back to that community. Newstead is a deprived ex-coal mining village and over 100 local volunteers have so far signed up to help make the festival a unique event.

The festival is being funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Village SOS programme. Village SOS is an initiative by Big Lottery Fund and the BBC to inspire a UK rural revival. It is funding rural villages to develop new business ventures that will breathe new life into their areas, create new jobs and improve the quality of life for local people. Headstock will be filmed for a major new BBC One prime time series following the progress of the villages involved.


There will be both official photographers and a BBC1 film crew on site. By purchasing a ticket, festival goers are deemed to have consented to being filmed and photographed.

Getting there

The Newstead and Annesley Country Park is a 220 acre site of exceptional natural beauty, currently being developed as a sustainable eco-sensitive public park, located on what was formerly the villages coal mine. The Park is conveniently located 200 yards from Newstead train station and 15 minutes from Junction 27 of the M1.

More information will be here when available.

Saturday 11th September 2010
Newstead & Annesley Country Park, Newstead, Nottinghamshire, England MAP
£30, youth (13-17) £12.50 , under 12's free
last updated: Thu 9th Sep 2010

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