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April 21, 2017 8:00 pm

We hope you all had a fantastic Easter and we cannot wait to welcome you to iconic Catton Park in the heart of the National Forest in just over a months’ time.

The beautiful Beth McCarthy has been confirmed to open the Pallet Stage on the Friday and she concludes this year’s festival line-up. We are delighted to welcome back the original 2008 line-up on Thursday (bar the odd band that have since split up). DREADZONE (live) finish the day off with an explosive 10 year finale , playing songs from their recent top 40 album “Dread Times”, they will be accompanied by 3 DAFT MONKEYS, HOBO JONES & THE JUNKYARD DOGS, TARANTISM, TRUE DECEIVERS, GAIL and FREEDOM. Gates on the Thursday open strictly at 10am and close at 8pm with music kicking off around 2pm. The Woodland is also open from 4pm on Thursday hosting the legendary DON LETTS along with DJ BAYER.

Friday music starts around midday and SKUNK ANANSIE, SLAVES, CAST, MEGADOG and CHINA SHOP BULL take to our main stages. Side attractions and music from some stages will continue until 3am, with the site opening at 9am for late comers. Saturday we welcome SEASICK STEVE, SYSTEM 7, NEW MODEL ARMY, THE FALL, FOY VANCE, SPORADICS and CUT CAPERS to our main stages, with music again starting around midday and finishing somewhere close to 3am. Sunday we wave goodbye to our 10th Birthday party and welcome MADNESS, VINTAGE TROUBLE, TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND, BACK TO THE PLANET and REVEREND & THE MAKERS to our main stages and music ends around midnight. We have 5 main stages and 2 or 3 smaller stages including Gail’s Tea Tent, The Ship and Rogues. The full festival line-up is available to view here

The Fesitval School and Children’s Village
The Festival School will take over the Children’s Village on Friday for those enrolled BUT do not despair if your child missed out on enrolment, we are operating mini children’s Village adjacent to the Festival School to keep your littles ones entertained. The 2016 award-winning Children’s Village will open fully on Saturday and Sunday. The village will again be surrounding the Village Green and we have everything from pamper salon, craft tent, drum workshops, children’s disco, ball pits, dancing and loads more besides. We also have our amazing teen area, the Rogues Hideout doing mixing workshops, graffiti, song writing and loads more. Make sure you get a programme so you don’t miss out on the activities on offer.


Payment Plan ticket buyers please note tickets will only be sent out once the final balance is paid. For the monthly payers that will be after May 1st and the half now and pay later is due by April 30th. Any tickets where balances remain will be allocated for resale in early in May. Tickets for those of you who haven’t paid by payment have started to be distributed by SEE TICKETS. Any queries in relation to your order need to be directed to them directly via this link or Telephone: 0871 220 0260

Please be careful buying tickets off social media and only use respected re-sale sites whereby your money is protected and check on the validity of the ticket on-sale. All our festival tickets are barcoded and scanned on entry, any duplicated or copied tickets will not gain entry. With this I mind please be careful as we don’t want you to be disappointed or scammed. All campervan tickets have now sold out along with various glamping options and the festival is on the verge of selling out completely of all tickets. We have less than 200 tickets on-sale as it stands plus any tickets that will be allocated for re-sale after the payment plan tickets are accounted for at the end of the month.

Last Few Tickets – Last Call

Adult, 4-day Weekend Camping Ticket – £105
Age 12-16, 4-day Weekend Camping Ticket – £55
Age 7-11, 4-day Weekend Camping Ticket – £25
Age 0-6, 4-day Weekend Camping Ticket – £Free

Campervan & Caravan Pass: £35 – SOLD OUT
Car Parking Pass: £12.50


You should have been emailed directions recently via our ticket agent See Tickets. If you have not received the email please go to our website here for full details. Please ensure you follow the AA Festival Routing signage and avoid going through Walton on Trent due to a very narrow bridge. The festivals license is at risk if you ignore this polite request and it also avoids caravans and campervans getting wedged into the bridge (like 5 did last year causing substantial damage to their vehicles). Directions can be found on our website here