Dub Pistols, and Hard-Fi to headline Plymouth's Volkfest

plus Mountain of Love, Swans in Flight, and many more

By Scott Williams | Published: Wed 21st Mar 2012

Dub Pistols

Friday 1st to Monday 4th June 2012
Newnham Park, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 5BN, England MAP
early bird £45 for full weekend pass (4 days)
Daily capacity: 10,000
Last updated: Fri 11th May 2012

Hard-Fi will headline Plymouth Volksfest a VW themed weekend held at Newnham Park from Friday 1st to Monday 4th June 2012 that's four days this year to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee.

Dub Pistols
Joining them on the main stage on Saturday are Mark Ramone's Blitzkrieg, Mad Dog Mcrea, Babyhead, Infinite Collective, Joe Driscoll, Sandfire Siren, Head of Programmes, and Ten Zero One.

On Friday the Main Stage bill is led by Dub Pistols, with support from Coda, Land of the Giants, Peachy Farmer, Crazy Arm, and Becca Langsford.

On Sunday the stage hosts Mountain of Love, Backbeat Soundsystem, Brother & Bones, Yes Sir Boss, The Magnus Puto Band, Moriarty, Kate McGill, and The Wishbones.

Whilst Monday's line-up is Swans In Flight, Rude Tiger, Matthew and Me, Empire of Fools, and Wheels.

The second stage line-up includes Melosa, Wille and The Bandits, Week Night Thieves, The Eyelids, The Bus Station Loonies, King Porter Stomp, Million Way, The Scribes, The Bluebottles, The Elite, Hill Head, The Peoples String Foundation, Black Friday, Pentorr, The Progressors, 2-Tonic, Poor Michael, Zetan Spore, Dubclass, The Charvels, Poppy Raid, The Waterboarders, Lounge Directive, and Kitty And The Lost Boys.

With the third Cabaret Stage line-up including The Drat Pack, The Sensational Barnet Brothers, Ken Parsons, Ash Mandrake, Steve Shaniaski, Grooveyard, Mae and the Midnight Fairground, Black Jack Davey, The Wireless, Rick o'Shay, Belfast Busker, and Radio All Stars Bandaoke.

For the line-up details, stage and day splits, as available please click here.

Whilst this festival is called Volksfest, it is not prohibitive in letting non-Volkswagon owners attend. Whilst many VW owners camp in special reserved camping beside the main arena, above the arena on the slopes of Newnham Park is open to all, with the added bonus of being able to camp next to your vehicle most of the time. BBQ's (off the ground) are permitted, but not open fires, there are proper festival food stalls in the main arena. The festival is still open for food on Tuesday 5th but no live entertainment and closes at 4pm.

The idea of the event is to offer everyone a chilled out family friendly weekend with lots of entertainment for all. They have two music tents, a comedy tent, children's entertainment, stalls and more, not forgetting the Show'n'Shine VW displays.

Early bird adult (17+) ticket is priced at £45. Festival teenager (13 - 16 yrs) ticket is priced at £20, a festival junior (6 - 12yrs) is priced at £5, children aged 5 years and under have free entry. All children under 18 must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

Tent/family camping £5, Classic VW camping (includes T25, T4 & T5) is priced at £2. Motorhome over 28ft pitches are priced at £60, and under 28ft/caravan camping is priced at £40.

To buy tickets, click here.

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