Headstock festival goers offered free camping

due to closure of the Robin Hood line & BBC line-up announced

published: Tue 30th Aug 2011

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Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th September 2011
Newstead & Annesley Country Park, Newstead, Nottinghamshire, England MAP
£60 adult full weekend, teen 12-17 £35, under 12s free
last updated: Thu 8th Sep 2011

Due to the closure of the Robin Hood train line from Saturday 10th September until Monday 12th September, all Headstock Festival goers will now be offered free camping.

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Replacement buses will be running instead of trains, however festival organisers felt that free camping would offer festival goers an alternative solution.

The free camping is available from Friday night. Anyone who has already purchased a camping ticket online will get an automatic refund. For those customers who've bought a ticket directly from an outlet, refunds will also be available either from your vendor, or at the festival itself, with proof of purchase. Camping on the Festival site will not be permitted without a valid Headstock Festival ticket.

To get the event started on Friday Nick Harper will be playing and Craig Charles will be performing a DJ set, supported by Pete Woosh, Osborne Daniels, and David Brooks.

For those not able to join in the fun from Friday night, a replacement bus service will run on the Robin Hood line. Trains will run as normal on Friday night with the last train leaving Newstead at 23:05 arriving at Nottingham at 23:25 and normal service will resume from Monday morning. The regular Nottingham to Newstead bus service continues to run as normal during the festival. Trains will run to Newstead as normal on Friday 9th September.

Also announced is the BBC Introducing line up with THePETEBOX, Sam Garrett, Delta Sun, Jimmy The Squirrel, The Rugged SoundSystem, Silent Devices, Saint Raymond, The Money, Silent Devices, Maniere des Bohemiens, Ronika, Swimming, Tray Electric, Captain Dangerous, and Zack Fletcher announced for Saturday.

The Welfare Stage, which is hosting BBC Introducing, will also showcase DJs and comedians whilst the attached bar will be a traditional working mans club complete with landlady, darts board and bingo. On Sunday the line-up will be This Modern Life, Gallery 47, Hot Japanese Girl, The Amber Herd, Raphic, Breadchasers, Lee Gough, Alberteen, The Undercats, Royal Gala (DJ Set), and Hey Zeus with DJ Switch.

A member of The Welfare Member's Committee said, "Some of the best musicians around will be paying us a visit – right on the site of the Newstead colliery's former pit tips. Dean Jackson from BBC Radio's The Beat will be introducing us to his pick of the best rising regional talent and we have over 20 acts appearing over the weekend on The Welfare Stage. These include acoustic singer-songwriters, electro-swing, hip-hop, breaks, experimental, indie, ska and funk. Add a little comedy, real ale and a tombola and you get the idea. Non-members are welcome."

The bill includes Lightning Seeds, and Echo and the Bunnymen headlining, with Craig Charles, Tunng, Nick Harper, African Head Charge, Aistaguca, Seas of Mirth, 25 Past The Skank, Royal Gala, Nightmares on Wax present wax da jam, The Halluminati, CW Stoneking, Alberteen, The High Llamas, and Tilted Smile, with many more announced. For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.

Headstock which happens at Newstead & Annesley Country Park, East Midlands on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2011 was set up by the Newstead community and all profits will go directly back to that community. A 'headstock' is the structure used to transport miners up and down a mining shaft. Such a building has iconic value and meaning to mining communities throughout the East Midlands and mining communities generally.

The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are on sale priced at £60 for the weekend and £35 for a day ticket. A youth (12-17) weekend ticket is priced at £35 for the weekend and £23 for the day ticket. A family ticket is priced at £160 for 2 adults and 2 youths. Children aged under 12's are free. To buy tickets, click here .

Other attractions include street theatre, burlesque, speed dating with a difference, light installations, circus acts, workshops for grown ups and real ale and cider at pub prices. For children there is a dedicated area – Kidstock with their very own headliner – Johnny and the Raindrops - as well as plenty of workshops, craft activities, story telling, face painting and puppetry.

Saturday has a fancy dress theme of Pirates and Pit Men.

This year the event will be continuing their commitment to increasing their support for the environment and green issues.

Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th September 2011
Newstead & Annesley Country Park, Newstead, Nottinghamshire, England MAP
£60 adult full weekend, teen 12-17 £35, under 12s free
last updated: Thu 8th Sep 2011


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