Returning for a sixth time the Willowman Festival returns to the Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton between Thirsk & Northallerton, in North Yorkshire.
The family friendly event takes place over four days on the Summer Solstice weekend from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th June 2016.
The acts confirmed are The Undertones, Stereo MC's, The Membranes, Real People, The Beat, Misty in Roots, James Taylor Quartet, Tom Hingley, Mad Dog Mcrea, Esperanza, Belle Roscoe, 70's Cop Show, Dream Machine, The Jar Family, Holy Moly & the Crackers, Kingsley Chapman and The Murder, Apollo Junction, Social Room, Terri Shaltiel, Willowman Allstars, George Borowski, Tom Fletcher, Douglas Francis, Katie Fletcher, Stan, Fickle Lilly, Shipcote, Harri Endersby, Gaz Mayall, Mass Centi, Jayson Sicknote, Prognosis,DJ Chuckle, and Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra.
Last year Willowman Festival unveiled its new expanded acoustic stage and bar housed under a large Bedouin-style Berber tent which returns with an array of talent.
Tickets are priced at £70 for a full weekend including camping. A Willowman family weekend ticket is priced at £200. A live in vehicle pass is £25, or £35 for caravans. A young person (aged 12 - 17 years) weekend ticket is priced at £60. Children aged under 11 years ticket is £2, with car parking and camping also free.
No day tickets will be issued except for Sunday. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by at least one adult (18+).
Expect arts crafts and a complete Healing Area set in a tranquil position within the festival site. There will be Indian head massage, Shiatsu massage and Spiritual talks along with Card readings and Pagan Stone readings. Plus an under cover Vintage Market, Acoustic Stage, Comedy Tent, real ale tent, headphone disco, and Chill Out Disco.
Camping in a tent is free. Expect the return of three distinct camping areas. Campsite One is for families and those who do not wish to party all night (tents only) General camping is also for tents only and lastly there is a large area for caravaners and those with live in vehicles.
Like all festivals Willowman need keen volunteers to help run things smoothly. In exchange for working two 4 hour shifts over the weekend volunteers will receive free entry to the festival. General volunteers, car parking helpers, and campsite wardens are needed.
Willowman Festival has fun for all the family, with a bouncy castle, face painting, junior arts and crafts, plus a funfair too, and all kids activities are free unless stated otherwise.
Willowman Festival will be encouraging it's audience to pay tribute to rock legend David Bowie, through a 'stars and space travel' fancy dress theme this summer. There will also be a performance of the Ziggy Stardust album in it's entirety on the Thursday night of the festival in the Willow Wobbly beer tent stage. This follows a tradition of esoteric performances on the Thursday evening at Willowman before the other stages officially open at midday on the Friday.
More information will be here when available.
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