PettaFiesta will run from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July 2016, and is held in the village of Pettaugh, between Stowmarket and Ipswich. Last held in 2014, is a multi-generation celebration of original live music, the arts, the spoken word, theatre, film, comedy and food and held in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.
The Very Best, Dan Shears and the Velveteen Orkestra, the Deben Collective, Gaffa Tape Sandy, The Blue Kubricks, BNCHMVRK, The Signs. More acts are to be confirmed for the Saturday line up while Sunday will see the return of the best of an open mic – where local performers get a chance to win a day in a recording studio.
Geared towards all ages the entertainment stretches from music across two stages to theatre shows, children’s activities, art workshops, motivational speakers, comedy, late night DJs and camp fire films.
Speakers invclude Jo Dipple the CEO of UK Music and was special advisor to Gordon Brown between 2007-2008. Justine de Mierre will be doing some interactive story-telling. Poet Amy Wragg will appear at the festival with other local poets. Bristol based AWOL Productions will be presenting a funny tale of two women in the 1960s working for the same newspaper. Art website PopMyMind will be putting on creative projects for the audience to participate in, including screen printing workshops.Other attractions will include children’s activities, comedy acts, late night DJs and camp fire films.
Early bird tickets are priced as follows. Weekend tickets include camping. A family weekend ticket (2 adults plus 2 children between 3-15) is priced at £100, an adult (aged 16s and over, must be accompanied by 18 plus) weekend ticket is priced at £40, a child (aged 3-15 years) or OAP (aged 65 years and over) weekend ticket is priced at £20, roddlers aged 2 years & under can attend for free.
All proceeds from the festival will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Friday starts with a scavenger hunt for the kids, an opportunity to takes the British citizenship quiz, karaoke in the shed (hosted by Sylvan Padman of Padman Karaoke, and a screening of that Sergei Eisenstein”s Battleship Potemkin accompanied by Jan Pulsford and the Deben Collective.
Saturday the art website PopMyMind will be presenting some creative projects plus Russian, Cuban, French revolutionaries handing out their 'shot of the day' (yes the Tequila girls are back), table tennis games, a giant game of “rob the nest” & “red rover” for all ages & expect to be having fun on the boat. Plus a chance to help with building a giant Berlin wall for your political messages, plus comedy, theatre, poetry, story telling and late night DJs day. Theatre from Bristol based AWOL Productions, story-telling from Justine de Mierre, poetry with Amy Wragg's Getonthesoapbox, and screenings of challenging, insurgent and, frankly, frivolous films for all ages, and a chance to relax, chill-out, eat nice food, drink nice beer and cider and catch up with friends or make new friends day.
Set amongst a moated 12-acre garden in the heart of Suffolk the event has been described as ‘the most chilled-out festival of the season’. PettaFiesta is hosted by music industry names Andy Corrigan and Jane Dyball.
"We are delighted to announce the return of PettaFiesta and we are excited by what we have planned for this year," said Andy. "We look forward to announcing the detail of the 2016 line-up in the very near future. Jane and I do this as we are lucky enough to have an amazing garden which we want to share. PettaFiesta is very much a real festival but it has other unique and wonderful aspects such as a village fete style experience and audience participation. Those coming can just as easily find a quiet corner to relax with some delicious food and drink as they can involve themselves in the heart of the activities. Of course, it is all for a very good cause, our charity partner Teenage Cancer Trust."
Teenage Cancer Trust
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. Teenage Cancer Trust aims to create world-class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.
Jenny Townsend, local fundraising coordinator at Teenage Cancer Trust said, "PettaFiesta is a unique music and arts event in the local community, and we are delighted that this year’s festival is supporting Teenage Cancer Trust. I am sure it will prove to be another memorable experience and I would like to say thank you to Jane and Andy and everyone supporting them to help bring this event together. For every young person we support, there is another we are unable to reach, so funds raised from the festival will make a real difference in helping us reach our goal of supporting every young person with cancer."
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