The Lunar Festival returns for a 4th edition, and takes place at Umberslade Estate, Tanworth in Arden, Warwickshire, from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June 2016.
The latest acts confirmed are Andy Wickett, Duke St Workshop and Laurence R Harvey, Katherine Priddy, Dutch Uncles (DJ Set), and Richard Norris & DJ Mack.
They join Super Furry Animals, Mercury Rev, Television, Badly Drawn Boy, The Zombies, Os Mutantes, Matt Berry and The Maypoles, Bentley Rhythm Ace, Ibibio Sound Machine, Stealing Sheep, Bill Ryder Jones, Amber Arcades, Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, Martin Carthy, Alessi’s Ark, Khruangbin, The Mariachi’s, Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation, Victories At Sea, Stick In The Wheel, Ashley Hutchings, Seeland, Flamingods, Chartreuse, The Mothers Earth Experiment, Boat To Row, Rhino & The Ranters, Black Mekon, Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam, Flamingo Flame, Swampmeat, The Good Water, Magic Door, Psychemagik’s Magik Forest, Leftfoot, Horse Meat Disco, Craig Charles, Swingamajig’s Speakeasy, This Is Tmrw, Modulate, and festival regular Nick Drake's Record Player. Plus more to be revealed.
For the line-up details as available see the Lunar Festival line-up page.
An adult weekend camping ticket is priced at £119, day tickets are priced at £48. A kids (12-15 years) ticket with camping tickets is priced at £45, and a day ticket is priced at £21 for Friday, Saturday or Sunday. A ticket for children (aged 2-11 years) is priced at £5. A live in vehicle pass is priced from £64 depending upon size. Prices include booking fees.
The Lunar Festival returns to the home of Nick Drake, and is based on its sister festival, Moseley Folk, it will offer the additional bonus of camping for every ticket holder. There will be also separate area for anyone looking to get a quiet night sleep.
As well as music day and night, Lunar offers a wealth of inspirational, enchanting and creative endeavours for children of all ages, from youngsters through to teenagers. The Farm offers a chance to get close to animals with bottle feeding new born lambs and calves to tractor rides, adventure play areas and holding lots of cute animals. The farm is free to enter with a festival wristband and is a massive hit with all families who come to Lunar.
The Lunar Cup and Lunar Olympics makes a return to all of those with sporting ambitions, and especially one eye on Rio this summer! Both offer lots of safe and competitive fun for all the ages. Keeping things adventurous, there’s everything from Hula Hoop lessons to the dare-devil Slackline – basically where tightrope meets trampoline. And the Third Foot boys are bringing a Skate Ramp to Lunar for anyone with a board to get stuck in.
Drum and Bounce is an energetic way to start the day (or any time of the day, really!), and Disco Baby Yeah is a bit of dance floor magic for all ages – and yes, that includes parents bopping away. And Guerrilla Archaeology follow in the footsteps of our ancestors as ‘Lunatiks or Sun Worshippers’ to discover the science of ancient astronomy from stargazing to sun crystals to stone circles. IMPE productions are an Experimental Theatre Company taking performance out of traditional environments. Founded by Hayley Frances, a practicing theatre maker, poet and performance artist, she makes imagination become reality.
How Brave Is The Wren stock beautifully-crafted illustrated stories and picture books created by illustrators and artists that appeal to the young and the young at heart, through to Story-Telling with props, puppets, masks and costumes with Pyn Stockman. There’s a Stone Painting Workshop to focus the mind, whilst Groovy Records offer the chance to decorate vinyl into new amazing creations. And keeping it artsy, why not join Dramask for mask making workshops to make your own mask to join the end of festival procession! Also Fizzy Fun For Everyone features is where everyone can make their own DIY bath bombs. Don’t forget there’s everything from Mask Making to Playful Pottery, Calypso Kids for the young ones with Calypso the frog. And finally Laughter Yoga features playful, unconditional laughter lead by a laughter yoga facilitator and this is a great way to relax after a long day of dancing.
At night the festival will change its focus to the various pop up mini-nightclubs whilst the main bar will become centre stage for household DJ's to keep the party going into the early hours.
The Lunar Festival will also offer local ales and food with plenty of variety to make sure everyone camping is well watered and fed.
More information will be here when available.
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