Five family friendly days of eclectic music, street theatre and workshops set in the spectacular backdrop of Larmer Tree Gardens with its resident peacocks and macaws.
After a year off, the dates for the 27th festival of acoustic folk and world music, but also roots, blues, jazz, Americana, reggae are confirmed as from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2018.
Acts confirmed so far include First Aid Kit, Jake Bugg, Public Service Broadcasting, Tune-Yards, Susanne Sundfor, Nadine Shah, Ibibio Sound Machine, Elephant Sessions, Chris Wood, Naaz, Songhoy Blues, Let's Eat Grandma, Hudson Taylor, Steve Knightley, and more, with many more acts will be announced.
For the details so far please see the line-up page.
There will be over 100 bands and acts performing on six stages, alongside a comedy club, 150 free workshops and a Sunday carnival.
The festival generally 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, with free showers and well serviced toilets. There are also countless other attractions for all ages, including a carnival procession, 150 free workshops, theatre and talks, site art and a dedicated kids' zone.
Weekend and Saturday tickets have SOLD OUT.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
aged 11-17 years: £112
under 10s: free.
car park: £12.50
Friday: £55; Saturday £75 (SOLD OUT); Sunday: £59.
Tickets include camping. Tickets are sold on a tiered system.
The festival is now partnered with Ecotricity to power the Songs From the Shed sessions with 100% green energy, and has joined the "Drastic on Plastic" scheme to eliminate single-use plastic by 2021.
The festival is organising a bike ride with Red Fox Cycling so that attendees can cycle to the festival from Bournemouth with their luggage taken of for them. Rides begin at £38, with optional return travel bookable for £17. For more information and booking, click here.
More information will be here when available.
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