Hemstock 2011

Saturday 17th September 2011
secret location, Nr. Beaminster, Dorset, England
Last updated: Tue 6th Sep 2011

The 2nd Hemstock Festival, the first was held in 2007, will be held on Saturday 17th September, at a secret location, near Beaminster, in Dorset. The exact location of the Festival will be released to ticket holders via email on the 1st of September.


Main Stage: The Correspondents, The Nextmen, Zion Train, Leah Mason, Soweto Kitch, Scoundrels, Seye, The Jamie Turner Band, and SUPA3.

DJs: Solo Banton, Channel One Soundsystem, Itchy Feet, Charles Darkly, Park Ranger, Signus, and DJ Finbar.

Accoustic Acts: Claudia Georgette, and Roo Panes.

Literary acts include: Jimmy McGhie, Aglaia Tarantino, Isley Lynn, Feldspar, Joseph & David, and Carl Donnelly.

As well as musicians and tents there will be stand up comedy, recitals from well known Poets & Authors, local foods and cider The headline act, will be followed by a fireworks display over the festival site. From Midnight there will be tents where the party continues with DJ sets.

The festival encompasses acts performing the form of piano music that is boogie woogie. Performing in concert, will be internationally acclaimed boogie woogie and blues pianists from the UK and from all around the world.


The early bird offer has ended. An adult ticket is priced at £47. Children under 12 years of age are admitted for free, they will still be issued with a ticket which will be exchanged for a wristband. They will need to be accompanied by a ticketed adult as well. All children 12 years old and older must have a ticket to enter the festival. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21. No more than two under 16's will be permitted to enter with any one adult. Don't take any chances -bring proof of age as you will be asked for this on entry to the site.

To buy tickets, click here.

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The gates will open at 9am on the 17th of September, there will be live music from 12pm that day until 3am on Saturday the 18th, and everyone will have to be off the site come 4pm Sunday 18th. There are no places for campervan/motor homes.


Hemstock is a non-profit organisation where all the proceeds raised from the festival will go to support Prostate Cancer Research and Mondo Challenge (a charity which focuses on providing schools and educative grants to remote areas of India).

More information will be here when available.

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last updated: Tue 6th Sep 2011