A festival of largely acoustic folk and world music, but also some dancey stuff. It has a lovely chilled atmosphere, and is child-friendly, all set on a gorgeous site in lovely Victorian pleasure gardens with a free campsite next door.
The festival grounds include an exotic global bazaar and cuisine from around the world; The Zone for 11-17 year olds which offers creative arts workshops, crazy team challenges, jammin' sessions and DJ 'n' decks; a Sculpture Garden and a Secret Garden which offers healing. There's also a wide variety of kids activities culminating in a carnival procession around the gardens on Sunday afternoon.
Acts confirmed for 2004 include Jools Holland, Misty in Roots and Afro Celts.
News just in: Los de Abajo will no longer be appearing at this year's Festival.
Days and times are almost finalised now. Musicians from all around the world are playing. For the confirmed line-ups, please click here.
One and two-day tickets are available and can include camping until 11am the following day. The campsite is adjacent to the festival grounds. There are toilets, running water, free hot showers, a shop and a cafe. It's open from 3pm on Wednesday 14th July and 9am on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, closing at midday on Monday 19th July. There is a separate area within the campsite for caravans and campervans. Don't arrive early, they won't let you in!
No cars are allowed on the campsite; separate parking space is provided but the organisers hope to be able to meet the needs of disabled people so contact them if you have any queries.
Tickets went on sale on 1st March. In previous years they have always sold out very quickly so if you want to go, get organised!
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