Sunrise Celebration 2012

Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th June 2012
Gilcombe Farm, near Bruton, South Somerset, England MAP
early bird £122 for the weekend
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Thu 24th May 2012

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Featuring an inspiring mix of the very best in alternative culture, and continually committed to setting new standards in sustainability with an eclectic blend of dub, world, ska, electronica, dub-step, psy trance, breaks, reggae, folk, Balkan beats and all manner of stompingly good tunes from rising stars, established favourites and surprise collaborations, in line with Sunrises shining musical reputation.

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The seventh Sunrise Celebration will be returning to being held on the Solstice from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th June 2012 and returns to Lilcombe Farm near Bruton, an organic farm in South Somerset.


The latest additions include Warsaw Village Band, Laid Blak, Hidden Orchestra, Resonators, Yes Sir Boss, The Carny Villains, King Porter Stomp, Extra Curricular, Celtech, Kakatsitsi, RSVP, Joe Driscoll & Seckou Kouyate, Will And The People, The Urban Folk Quartet, The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra, Coda, Mankala, and many more.

They join The Imagined Village, The Egg, Mungo's Hifi ft. Soom T & Mr. Williamz, Gaudi, Master Blasters, Benji Vaughan, Banco De Gaia, The Destroyers, Slamboree, Sheelanagig, Pronghorn, Buffalo Gals, Dizraeli & The Small Gods, Gabby Young & The Other Animals, Calico Jack, Forcenra, Wod, 32 20s, Duncan Disorderly, Terra Nine, Antonio Testa, Joti Sidhu, Psychaos, Manasseh, Hedflux, Psychaos, and more. The line-up will see some of the best new talent and old favourites. For the line-up details as available please click here.


Early bird tickets have sold out. Tickets are priced as follows:
Adult £122
Teen (16-18yrs) £70
Child (5 - 15 yrs old inclusive) £27
Tickets for Sunday from 10am only (off site Monday at noon) £38

Parking for cars is £16.50 per car
Campervan tickets are priced at £32.50 per vehicle (A campervan is defined as any vehicle you intend to sleep in for any part of the Festival)
Motorcycle tickets are priced at £5.50

To buy tickets, click here.

On site

There will also be theatre, cabaret, slam poetry, permaculture gardens, alternative technology work shops, solar cinema, sauna, hot tubs, tipi circle, sustainable living talks, workshops, healing sanctuary, central fire, walkabout performance, performance art, non-musical presentations, dress-up mayhem, dance, art installations, ethical fashion, eco innovations, and organic food and drink.

The four-day festival has improved camping with permanent toilets and showers, caravan spaces, restaurant and coffee shop. There are clothes and craft stalls onsite, a vinyl and CD fair.

Kids area

Sunrise has a dedicated kids area (where adults will be allowed only as long as they behave themselves!) Features this year will include a new climbing wall, swingboats and rides, kids disco, circus and crafts workshops, parades, a maze, outdoor games and more. For the older kids there will be graffiti walls, breakdance, poetry slams, hip hop, circus shows and skills, bushcraft skills and lots more still to be confirmed.

New for 2012

The year there's an extra day and special Solstice Ceremony available for first 1000 Sunrise ticket holders to apply. This year also sees the arrival of the Small World Solar Stage, the star of Glastonbury Green fields along with another new arrival - the Serenity field with a bespoke astrologically aligned Stone Circle.

Green ethos

The event is expected to be 100% ecologically powered, with a site-wide organic policy which also applies to alcohol. There are full camping facilities will be available including, showers, chemical & compost toilets.

Bus service

There is a free bus from the nearest train station, information regarding this will be distributed with the tickets.

More information will be here when available.

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Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th June 2012
Gilcombe Farm, near Bruton, South Somerset, England MAP
early bird £122 for the weekend
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Thu 24th May 2012

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