Geraldine Hill [geri_at_flyingmonkey_dot_net]
Sent: 29 June 2007
Subject: Wye Fayre 6-8 July - only
a week to go!
Media contact for information, reader offers, images,
press & photographer passes:
WYE FAYRE – 6 & 7 July 2007
The fab new festival with the ‘old school’ feel that’s just
an hour by train from London:
- folk, rock, blues, roots, Americana, indie, electronica,
psychedelia and raw grooves
- 100 acts, four stages + alternative entertainment, beers
& wines, champagne & cocktails, great food, ices on trikes, an al fresco
record shop, children’s play tent, alternative therapies tent, free camping
& parking - all in a great and green country environment.
A week to go! Booked your ticket yet?
Festivals might seem a bit thick on the ground this summer,
but Wye Fayre is a perfectly-formed answer to those huge commercialised affairs
where you need a cinema screen to see the bands. A 5,000 audience and acres of
green space to see 100 acts on four stages makes this the one to watch.
It’s the mouse that roared, the biggest little festival of
musical magic you’re likely to see this summer. The acts themselves range from
‘name’ bands to ones that are bubbling under and about to break. Some are
promoting new singles or albums to coincide with the event (Middleman, Eugene
McGuinness, Ruarri Joseph), many are playing on the biggest stage of their
careers to date, some are famous already (Joan as Police Woman, Adem, Chris T-T,
John Smith, et al). All are well respected in their genre.
Music kicks off at 6pm on Friday 6 July and continues until
midnight on Saturday – the site itself is open from noon on Friday and closes
Sunday afternoon, after the Tour de France spins past.
In between and after hours, there’s stand-up comedy,
poetry, alternative therapies, and lots to eat and drink – all of it way better
than the usual festival fare… (champagne anyone?). There’s even a Play Tent
where little kiddies can do exactly that while Mum & Dad do some well-earned
Wye Fayre grooving, and an independent Café Muso for performers you’re simply
unlikely to see at any other festival.
flying monkey main stage - for the bigger-draw
Joan as Policewoman, Adem, Viarosa, Alberta Cross, Ralfe
Band, Connan & The Mockasins, The Crimea, Luke Toms
Electroacoustic Club _at_ The Bimble Inn - for
acoustic-led amplified bands, including:
Nizlopi, Mistys Big Adventure, Middleman, Damien Dempsey,
Tom McKean & The Emperors, Smoke Feathers, Thee Single Spy, Hexicon
The Far and Away Stage - in the glorious Dingly
Dell - for artists who love a quieter platform,
John Smith, The Leisure Society, The Coal Porters, Smoke
Fairies, The Burning Leaves, More Story Fours, Things in Herds, Blue Rose Code
The Stage with No Name - for
Kate Walsh, Chris T-T, Polly Paulusma, Eugene McGuinness,
Ruarri Joseph, Vijay Kishore, Lupen Crook, Pete Molinari, Kat Flint, Antony
Elvin, Dan Mangan, +++
NEW: CAFÉ MUSO – for an eclectic mix of other
Weekend tickets £45 / Day tickets £25 / see website for
Tickets include camping and parking on Friday and/or
Saturday nights - site is open from noon on Friday to Sunday
* via wegotickets (£3.15 booking fee).
* 15 minutes walk from Wye train station (the next stop
down from Ashford International)
* one hour by train from London and Lille / under four from
Bristol, Leeds and Liverpool / 30 minutes from Dover and Calais
* free camping and parking / rooms to rent if you’re not a
Withersdane Hall, Wye, nr Ashford, Kent TN25
6 & 7 July
Hall, Wye, nr Ashford, Kent TN25
Folk, rock, blues, roots and Americana, indie,
electronica, raw grooves and psychedelia spread over four