Willy Mason, Seth Lakeman, & Moya Brennan, for Croissant Neuf Summer Party

line-up announced for solar powered festival

By Scott Williams | Published: Tue 20th Mar 2012

Willy Mason

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August 2012
near Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1HS, Wales MAP
£95 for adults and £38 for kids
Daily capacity: 3,000
Last updated: Fri 10th Aug 2012

Willy Mason, Seth Lakeman, Clannad singer Moya Brennan, Laid Blak, This Is The Kit, and Gabby Young and Other Animals are amongst the first acts announced for this year's Croissant Neuf Summer Party brought to you by the team responsible for one of the oldest features of Glastonbury festival - The Croissant Neuf Solar Powered Venue which is the centrepiece of the Green Fields.

Willy Mason
The event set in and around an ancient Iron Age hill fort near Usk in Monmouthshire will from Friday 10th until Sunday 12th August 2012 play see Main Stage performances from Seth Lakeman, Flipron, Will And The People, Jimmy Davis and the Barefoot Apostles, Zydeco Diamonds, Maya, and Avalaf on Friday.

Saturday's line-up sees Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Peoples String Foundation , and Gabby Young and Other Animals, with Fitty Gomash, RSVP, Renegade Brass Band, and Cats in the Basement also confirmed.

On Sunday the festival will host Willy Mason, Yes Sir Boss, Moya Brennan, Laid Blak, This Is The Kit, Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou, The Rinky Dinks, Kamilla Lovett, Boat Band, and Biggles Wartime Band.

Festival Director Luke Howell said, "Every year we've tried to bring the best musicians in the world to CNSP and every year has bettered the next. This year we've put together our strongest music line up yet! Our team have managed to combine the highest quality bands with new and emerging talent that will wow the crowds. There are so many exciting acts this year- while you're here you won't be able to stop dancing and you're bound to leave with a new favourite band!"

Croissant Neuf boasts some seriously innovative green solutions including an entirely solar powered site, organic food, organic tipples at the Stagger Inn and a promise that three trees will be planted onsite for every car that brings guests to the festival.

An adult ticket is priced at £95 for a weekend adult ticket, with children aged 5 to 15 tickets priced at £38. Student tickets are priced at £75, and under 5s can go for free. All tickets include free camping. Family 1 ticket option (1x adult, 2x kids) is priced at £145, and Family 2 ticket option (2x adults, 2x kids) is priced at £240. A car parking pass is priced at £8. Campervan tickets for vehicles up to 6m are priced at £40, and campers over 6m pay £50 for a pass. Day tickets will available at a later date.

To buy tickets, click here.

It's not just about the music, Croissant Neuf Summer Party puts as much emphasis on activities as the line-up there is always something engaging, exciting or eccentric going on - whether it's taking in walkabout theatre or circus performance; trying out the abundance of arts, crafts and workshops; joining the glow of the night time lamp parade; attempting to master the mutated wonders of the crazy bikes or playing with the treasure-chest of circus equipment poured over the site.

This year there's even the chance to continue the frenzy of Olympic fever sweeping the country and get active at the festival's own Sports Academy - under the watchful gaze of their team of professional, qualified coaches.

Run by a family with families in mind, Croissant Neuf Summer Party creates a safe, welcoming haven to take the kids to. The community spirit is as prevalent as the green ethos that permeates the festival. As with last years event, all of the facilities on site - the venues, eateries, bar, toilets and general lighting (basically everything) are completely solar powered.

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