Out of the Ordinary Festival 2009

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September 2009
Knockhatch Farm, west of Hailsham, East Sussex, England MAP
adult weekend £60, children (7 -16 yrs) £10
last updated: Wed 2nd Sep 2009

Out of the Ordinary Festival is a snapshot of how people could live together in a sustainable way. It's a chance for the family to come together and learn something out of the ordinary at one of the talks or workshops. The festival is staged around a modern stone circle that is being built and aligned to the heavens as a working observatory. The main event is sunrise from the centre of the circle along the equinox alignment.

Out of the Ordinary Festival is a three day gathering set in fields and woodland of the Sussex Downs which takes place from Friday the 18th until Sunday the 20th September.

Music takes place on solar powered stages, there's a green ethical market supporting local businesses, healing fields, cabaret, circus, yoga, comedy, performance and dance.

The line-up includes Eat Static, Banco De Gaia, Turiya, Bruise, Bobby Mcgees, Meri Everitt, Eugene Machine, Urban Sedated Soundsystem, Weird Sleeping Kittens, PrjctMyhm, The Fork Handles, The Hand, The Laylanas, Ocean Reid, The Yearner Babies, The Adventures of B Violet, Jenny Stanely, Sandy Yidaki, Judge Trev, Victoria Bourke, Unity and Division, 10 Ton Tounge, Pog, Malarky, Wilson Noble, Wide Eyed Order, Gaia, The Wobbly Squadron, New Rising, Lee Harris and River Styxs, and Free Peace.

Entertainments include a variety of live bands over three stages along with local DJ's & performers, fire dancers, circus performers, open mic music & poetry, campaigns, films, drama, poetry, performance, song and dance, a whole host of antiquarian activities and attractions, from tug of war to bellydancing.

There will also be workshops, circus skills, fire dancing, learning how to forage for food, drumming workshops, discussions and forums with some of the most learned speakers on prehistoric culture, ancient knowledge, Earth Mysteries and healing. Enchanted woods, quiet camping, healing and well being. 'Ootopia' returns this year with a combination of healing events and ceremonies, talks and workshops, live music on the Brighton Flux, Radio Reverb stage, healthy food and drink at the ethical market, which will have local foods, wines and ales.

Speakers at the festival include Prof. Gordon Hillman, Andy Thomas, Hugh Newman, Peter Knight, Kate Masters Megaliths, Edmund Marriage, Gary Biltcliffe, Richard Creightmore, Julie Rocka, Holly Paige, and Louis Standen.

OOTO has a zero waste policy, and asks attendees to take all waste home with them.

In addition festival goers get reduced rates and privileged access to Knockhatch Adventure Park (Ski slope, boating lake, kids go-karts, bird of prey centre, climbing wall, trampolines and more).

There was a limited amount of early bird weekend tickets available. Tickets are now priced at £60 for a three day camping ticket, children tickets (7 -16 years) are priced at £10. Parking is an extra £5, and a campervan pass is £15. A 2 day adult camping pass FRI/SAT £55, 2 day adult camping pass SAT/SUN £52, adult Friday day ticket (NO camping pass) £30, adult Saturday day ticket (NO camping pass) £30, adult Sunday day ticket (NO camping pass) £27.

To buy tickets click here.

The festival is fully green solar, wind, vegetable oil, and people powered.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September 2009
Knockhatch Farm, west of Hailsham, East Sussex, England MAP
adult weekend £60, children (7 -16 yrs) £10
last updated: Wed 2nd Sep 2009


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