We thought it would be fitting to email you on the eve of the last summer bank holiday to reaffirm we haven’t gone anywhere and we will be returning on Spring bank holiday in 2018. The dates for the diary are May 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th 2018. Public gates will open at 1pm on Thursday May 24th and closing at 8pm. Music on the Thursday will not start until 6pm on the Pallet and DJ`s on the Woodland start at 6pm.
This year’s festival was truly brilliant and we thank you for your attendance and contributing with such positive vibes throughout the weekend. We have a new festival propaganda video here and it’s a bit sickly but it shows we had some fun.
We have 2 new venues joining us and that has been on the back of feedback given on social media wanting areas away from sound systems, fiddles and people trying to sing. The Kettle at the End of the Universe is a large capacity seating area around a fire with tea and coffees sold on a magic hat basis or free if you can’t afford it. This area is a quiet space where we will have story reading, discussions and poetry. We also have a 600-seated capacity circus joining us and will be operational daily for 4 shows per day and its free (no clowns or animals). The shows will be more child friendly during the day and it they will get a bit more naughty as they head into the later hours. The Woodland will welcome Funhouse Comedy who are taking over the stage nightly from midnight until 2 or 3am once the main acts have finished providing us with some amazing comedians and comperes.We don’t have much to improve on, maybe a bit more space in the campsites, campsites better managed, more bins and a quiet area wouldn’t go a miss. That is what we have done in readiness for 2018 and the family camping will have 3 additional fields but with all the campsites having a campsite management team in place to ensure people can camp with room and space. The campsite teams will have information points in the campsites helping people with any queries during the weekend. We have also got 2 tow vehicles on standby should any vehicles break down in the entry queues which caused the little longer than normal delay getting on-to site this year.
The Pallet Stage will be having a little makeover, the Woodland is still standing, Magical Sounds is back again, Convoy Cabaret is back, Rogues Hideout is being made bigger for the evening shows, Maui Waui is coming back, The Ship is back but with a different music selection and Something Else Tea Tent will be providing everyone with cake and rebels once again. The Earth Area, School and Children’s Village will remain as before also.
Tickets go on sale on SEPTEMBER 9TH at 9AM. Due to increased costs for additional trackway in pedestrian areas following a review of our site against issues experienced at other festivals this summer, more staffing, toilets and 2 new venues we had to tweak prices a little bit this year but we have offered 1000 extra early bird tickets to try and offer the best value we can while continuing to deliver the best festival we can. Campervan tickets have increased for the first time in 5 years by £2.50 to get more showers in these fields and additional trackway.
2018 TICKETS – ON-SALE SEPTEMBER 9TH AT 9AM. All tickets include Thursday entry. That works out to be just £25 per day for music and camping or £28.75 a day if you buy the standard ticket. All children activities will remain free of charge. Please note we expect the Early Bird tickets to sell out in record time such is the demand for the festivals tickets currently and the fact the capacity is not increasing in 2018.
Early Adult: £100 (2000 allocation) – Standard Adult:£115
Age 12 – 15: £55
Age 6-11: £28
Age 0-5: FREE
Campervans & Caravans: £37.50
MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE ON ALL ADULT TICKETS
In addition to the website, tickets can also be purchased from See tickets via phone: 0871 220 0260