The festival which offers top rock and indie names, legendary acts, and rising stars, on a large main stage, smaller tented stage, and smaller stages in a relaxed festival atmosphere returns for its 50th anniversary from Thursday 21st until Sunday 24th June 2018.
Confirmed acts include Kasabian, The Killers, Depeche Mode, Liam Gallagher, Van Morrison, Manic Street Preachers, Chase & Status, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Hacienda Classical, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Blossoms, The Script, James Bay, and many more, with many more acts still to come.
For the details including day splits where available please see the line-up page.
Tickets cost £209 (with or without camping), £175 for students, £150 for teens, and under-12s free. Day tickets are £65 for Friday, and £75 for Saturday or Sunday.
Making a return in 2018 is the 5,000 capacity circus style Big Top which plays host to a campers only special night on the Thursday, and acts as a second stage once the festival begins.
Away from the Main Stage, expect the Big Top, the Dance Tent, Bandstand, Life's A Beach Stage, and small cafe stages offering unsigned acts and local bands.
The arena is open from 2pm until midnight on the Friday, 11am until midnight on the Saturday, and 11am until 11pm on the Sunday. No bottles, or cans may be taken into the arena. The Campsites are open from noon on Thursday until noon on Monday.
The Kids Zone will feature a variety of events, performances and arts & crafts throughout the three days. Expect also the Rainbow Stage, which features performances from a variety of storytellers, magicians, musicians, circus acts, and and a puppet theatre.
Young families can get into the festival spirit with more activities than ever before - circus workshops, a craft tent and costume as well as singing sessions, story-telling and a Mother and Baby tent for the really little ones.
More information will be here when available.
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