From: WeGotTickets [tickets_at_wegottickets_dot_com]
Sent: 20 May 2010 15:41
Subject: It's festival season! Get your tickets now...
The good weather finally seems to have arrived (fingers crossed it hasn't gone again by the time you're reading this!) so I'm sure you've all started checking out various festival line-ups, working out which one(s) you're going to get tickets for... and that's where we step in to help.
Right here in this newsletter we've featured around 30 festivals for you and as well as these there are plenty more (and when I say plenty, I mean plenty) on the site so to see all of them have a little click just HERE:
Something for everyone is an oft-overused phrase, but we really do have festivals to suit all tastes, locations, and age groups.
"So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!". A delicious cocktail of the best in eclectic music, sunny Brazilian vibes, a laid-back feel and shed-loads of wonderful nonsense all situated in an intimate, friendly and magical setting, Festinho is one of WeGotTickets' favourite events of the whole summer - and all profits go to the ABC Trust, which helps Brazilian children and young people on the streets to transform their lives.
Bedfordshire, Hinwick House on Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August tickets/info:
*La Route du Rock*
La Route Du Rock is France's premier music festival and WeGotTickets is extremely proud to have this amazing festival on board for the second year in a row. Not only does it boast one of the best line-ups we've seen, it's also priced at the unbelievably low fee of £65. Held in and around the beautiful walled seaside city of St Malo, on Brittany's Emerald Coast, La Route Du Rock's stellar line-up includes:* Massive Attack, Yann Tiersen (special creation + Matt Elliott/Gravenhurst members + classical musicians + GUESTS TBC), The Flaming Lips, The National, Serena Maneesh, Archie Bronson Outfit, Martina Topley Bird, Two Door Cinema Club, Liars, Caribou, Dum Dum Girls, Owen Pallett, Ganglians, The Rapture* and many many more! With a beach stage in the daytime and a spectacular castle stage by night, La Route Du Rock brings you amazing bands within a truly stunning setting.
Brittany is simply a ferry ride across the channel, and this incredibly agreeable ticket price includes access to all stages, free camping and shuttles from the ferry port to St Malo. What more could you possibly want?!
St Malo, France on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August tickets/info:
*Macmillan's Brick Lane Takeover*
Macmillan Cancer Support will once again take over Brick Lane in East London on Thursday 17th June when the second run of its new music event - Macmillan's Brick Lane Takeover - will welcome 2000 music enthusiasts from 5.30pm through to the early hours. This year's astonishingly good line-up includes *Eliza Doolittle, Kill It Kid, Three Trapped Tigers, Cosmo Jarvis, Beatbullyz, The Paris Riots *and lots more - with some still to be announced. **STOP PRESS** - extra acts just announced include *Erland and the Carnival, Matt Horne (DJ), Little Comets, Tree Top Flyers, The Paris Riots, Clock Opera, 26*, and *The Attika State*.
Various venues around Brick Lane, London on Thursday 17th June tickets/info:
The beautiful surrounds of the Carreglywyd Estate on the island of Anglesey in north Wales will be the setting for the first annual Trip Festival. Nestling amongst lush green Welsh hills and an expanse of unspoilt rugged coastline will be an intimate arena that will see a live music stage hosting a mix of British and international, signed and unsigned bands playing folk, psych-folk and psychedelia. Alongside the live music stage will be a dance tent with the musical emphasis firmly on the Balearic and cosmic boogie vibes, featuring a hand-picked selection of DJs from around the world. Also on offer will be a host of theatre performances, workshops, therapies and family-friendly activities. Line-up includes: *The Ruby Suns, Cate Le Bon, Django Django, Erland & The Carnival* and loads more live bands, as well as plenty of DJs, including, *Richard Norris, Darkstarr, Mixmaster Morris, Pete Fowler* and lots more.
Llanfaethlu, Anglesey on Friday 28th to Sunday 30th May tickets/info:
*The 1-2-3-4 Shoreditch*
Now back for its third year, The 1-2-3-4 Shoreditch is a one-day festival, taking place in Shoreditch Park, that highlights the audacity and bluster of Rock 'n' Roll in its rawest form and presents the best new underground music alongside inspirational international artists, set deep in the heart of London's most creative and cultural quarter. This year's line-up already includes *These New Puritans, Vivian Girls, Wavves, We Have Band, Autotratz, Rolo Tomassi, Dum Dum Girls, Mazes, Toddla T & MC Serocee, Drum Eyes* and plenty of amazing new bands you've never heard of - all for the bargain price of just £20.
London Shoreditch Park on Saturday 24th July tickets/info:
*Take It To The Bridge*
Music fans North and South of the border can look forward to an exciting new outdoor event in the Irish entertainments calendar this summer. On 3rd July 2010, Take It To The Bridge will showcase an array of new talent alongside some of Britain's more established indie acts, including headliners *The Futureheads*, in an ideal countryside setting, between Banbridge and Castlewellan in County Down. The line-up also includes: T*he Complete Stone Roses, And So I Watch You From Afar, Max Raptor, Panama Kings, Spectrum 7, A Plastic Rose, Strait Laces* and more to be confirmed.
Corbet Lough, Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland on Saturday 3rd July tickets/info:
Brought to you by London's most daring promoters Adventures In The Beetroot Field and Eat Your Own Ears, Field Day transforms the heart of East London into a Village Fete; expect countrified fun and games on the village green, as well as a tug o' war including teams of your favourite schmindie bands. It's an amalgamation of all the best bits of your childhood, soundtracked by your favourite bands, all in one sun-drenched (fingers crossed) day. If previous years have led us to expect a lot from Field Day's line-up, they've not disappointed for 2010. So far confirmed are the likes of* Phoenix, Max Tundra, Memory Tapes, Caribou, Mouse On Mars, Silver Apples* and* James Holden*, with many more still to be announced.
Londond Victoria Park on Saturday 31st July tickets/info:
Originally founded by brothers Robin and Joe Bennett, on a farm within a welly wang from their family home, this year marks the 13th Truck festival. Having previously been described as 'a village fete merged with Woodstock', you can expect the usual assortment of wholesome activities and varied market stalls as well as some cutting edge musical treats. Truck have announced an impressive line-up so far, with the likes of *Teenage Fanclub, Blood Red Shoes, Mew, F**ked Up, Darwin Deez, Future Of The Left, Ebsen and the Witch, Good Shoes, Lau, Los Campesinos!, Ms Dynamite* and *Stornoway* already confirmed.
As ever the Rotary Club will be there to provide you hungry Truckers with your fill of burgers, and don't forget to take some pennies so you can buy an ice cream from Colin the Vicar.
Truck Festival, 23rd to 25th July, tickets/info:
LolliBop looks to be one of the year's best events for the young and the young at heart, and should be something very special indeed. An astonishing festival aimed at the under-10s and their families, it's a fantasy adventure in a world of imagination, magic and wonder where anything can happen. LolliBop is a land filled with more fun than you ever thought possible! With so much to see and do, including live music and comedy, it's impossible to list it all here, so for more information check out the LolliBop website:
All the parents in the WeGotTickets office are already planning their days out so get your tickets now and we'll see you there!
Clissold Park, Stoke Newington, London on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July tickets/info:
*Dot To Dot*
Coming up in just about ten days time is one of our highlights of 2009 - Bristol and Nottingham's premier metropolitan festival, Dot to Dot - now extended to take in in Manchester too! Having wowed us in previous years with an indie-tastic line-up, they've not disappointed for 2010; The line-up varies slightly from city to city but includes *Mystery Jets, Ellie Goulding, Zane Lowe, Los Campesinos!, Liars, Wild Beasts, Field Music, Beach House* and* Blood Red Shoes *- check the link below for full line-up information for your city.
Venues in Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester on Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th and Monday 31st May tickets/info:
Sonisphere Festival has got certain parts of the WeGotTickets office, including myself, very excited. Last year's inaugural event featured some of the greatest rock and metal acts of all time, along with some of the best up and coming bands, and they've already confirmed this year's headliners as *Rammstein* and *Iron Maiden*, with* Iggy and the Stooges*, *Slayer*, and *Alice Cooper* also confirmed. It's about now that you should be throwing up some devil horns, and buying your tickets!
Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire on Friday 30th July to Sunday 1st August tickets/info:
A stage on a pond, you say? This year's theme of 'Pirates on the Pond' should keep you entertained while you enjoy the spectacle of (what appears to be) a floating stage. The 2010 festival celebrates 10 years of the festival, featuring opera, rock, musicial theatre and art exhibitions. If you're in the Oxfordshire area this spring, get yourself over to the Sunningwell Festival.
Sunningwell Village, Oxfordshire on Friday 28th May to Sunday 6th June tickets/info :
*Folk by the Oak*
Although still shiny and new, Folk by the Oak has already built a unique reputation as something a little bit special with its relaxed, family friendly atmosphere and high quality line-up standing out to festival-goers from across the country. It's a laid-back Sunday afternoon featuring some of the greatest artists that today's folk scene has to offer, and if your budget or your schedule won't stretch to one of the longer festivals this is the perfect way to catch a showcase of headlining acts neatly packed into one sublime summer day.
Hatfield House, Hertfordhsire on Sunday 25th July tickets/info:
Celebrating its 10th year as one of Britain's original boutique festivals, Summer Sundae Weekender is held at De Montfort Hall and Gardens, Leicester. Boasting over 100 bands across 5 stages, there is also a comedy tent, film tent and after-hours silent disco, with inner city camping on site to boot, it really has it all. This year's line-up includes *Seasick Steve, Tinchy Stryder, The Go! Team, Mumford & Sons, The Fall, The Futureheads, Roots Manuva, Caribou, Laura Veirs, Los Campesinos!*, and many, many more top quality acts.
De Montfort Hall and Gardens, Leicester on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August tickets/info:
*Art in Action*
Art in Action is a feast for the soul and the senses. As one of the longest running art and craft festivals in the UK, it brings together hundreds of artists in a vast array of artistic disciplines offering beauty, inspiration and creativity. Practical classes are offered by some of the UK's finest Art Schools and Guilds and artists, musicians, dancers, and actors set up their studios and work in marquees set in the beautiful grounds of Waterperry House near Oxford, offering visitors a rare opportunity to observe the creative process first hand and to speak to the artists, as well as watch live music and theatre.
Waterperry House, Waterperry, Near. Wheatley, Oxfordshire from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th July tickets/info:
Weyfest returns to the unique setting of The Rural Life Centre in Tilford, Surrey this September with another dazzlingly eclectic line-up of the very best in Rock, Blues, Prog, Folk and most things in between. This year's line-up includes *The Stranglers, Seth Lakeman, The Zombies, Jackie Leven, Mungo Jerry, Focus* and many more.
The Rural Life Centre, Farnham on Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th September tickets/info:
One of the best festivals of 2009 returns bigger and better in 2010; the Guardian are already tipping it as one of their top ten festivals to try this year, describing it as having 'all the quirks of a Bestival but in a far more beautiful, and sunny setting' - in Croatia, nonetheless. Confirmed acts so far include *The Cinematic Orchestra, Dam Funk, Gentlemen's Dub Club, Zero 7, Toddla T*, and *Daedelus* - so get your tickets now.
Petcrane, Croatia on Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th July tickets/info:
Wychwood 2010 promises to be a scorcher; a super family-friendly festival, there really is something for everyone here. Having been nominated for countless awards since its inception in 2005, and garnering such praise as 'an excellent hybrid of the Big Chill, WOMAD and The Cambridge Folk Festival' (Time Out) and 'a bijou Glastonbury' (The Independent), it's clear that this is one of the UK's best up and coming festivals. Acts confirmed so far include *Happy Mondays, Lightning Seeds, Beth Jeans Houghton, Levellers, Seth Lakeman*, and *The South* (formerly The Beautiful South).
Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday 4th to Sunday 6th June tickets/info:
*Croissant Neuf Summer Party*
This festival made an appearance in Virtual Festivals' 'Top Ten Boutique Festivals of 2008', and deservedly so. A combination of the picturesque location, great activities for kids, top quality food and drink, endless opportunities for music, dancing and theatre has led Croissant Neuf to gain a reputation as one of the best family orientated festivals in the UK. With *Magic Numbers* set to headline, this looks a great year for CNSP.
Usk, Monmouthshire on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August tickets/info:
*Out To Graze*
One of the UK's leading dance festivals, and fresh from a UK Festival Awards nomination for Best Dance Event last year, Out to Graze 2010 will feature stages hosted by Bassmentality, Simple & Slide and Dub Politics, as well as a number of other promoters from Oxford and London; and the ever popular Bedouin Tent. Throw in the OTG Olympics, the first ever OTG World Cup (with inflatable human table football!), amazing food and The Mystic Swing - a Victorian fairground ride that the Glastonbury website described as "The finest illusory experience money can buy" - and you've got one of the finest festivals the UK has to offer.
Fir Tree Country Park, near Banbury, Oxfordshire on Friday 11th to Sunday 13th June tickets/info:
With an incredible schedule of live art, poetry, short films, U18s events, art exhibitions, busking, vintage clothing sales, and music from The Longcut, Clint Boon, Lowline, Karima Francis and many more, it should be an awesome weekend. Line-up includes *Athlete, Reverend Soundsystem (Reverend & The Makers), Liam Frost, The Longcut, Kid British, Jessie Rose Trip, Kirsty Almieda*, and *To The Bones*.
Manchester, various venues on Friday 28th to Sunday 30th May tickets/info:
The award-winning Sunrise Celebration is returning to the organic, green and luscious Somerset fields this summer. Join them for a blissed-out four days of inspiration, entertainment and creativity within a super-friendly, unique family vibe, with a sound environmental ethos at the heart of all they do. Featuring plenty of rising stars and the best in established dub, world, ska, electronica, dubstep, psy-trance, breaks, reggae, folk and Balkan beats, and as a UK Festival Awards 2009 nominee in a number of categories, it's clear they're doing all the right things and are running one of the UK's best up and coming small festivals.
Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset on Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th June tickets/info:
Redfest is a 2-day music festival featuring live performances across two stages, which will be headlined by *Enter Shikari, Hadouken!, *and *The Sunshine Underground*, as well as top DJs playing all night in the 'FreshEra Dance Tent'. Now into its fourth year, and having gained a reputation for championing new emerging bands, solo artists and DJs, Redfest 2010 promises to be their biggest and best party yet! This year's line-up includes *Twin Atlantic, Little Comets, Floors and Walls, Citadels, Tiffany Page, Lights Go Blue, Little Fish* and *The Vivians*.
Robins Cook Farm, Redhill, Surrey on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th July tickets/info:
*2000trees - SOLD OUT
A highly regarded boutique festival, with a 2009 UK Festival Awards nomination for Best Small Festival to prove it, 2000 Trees returns bigger and better in 2010, and its line-up is already shaping up to be one plenty of other events would kill for, including *Frank Turner, The Subways, 65 Days of Static, Bombay Bicycle Club, Metronomy, Crazy Arm* and more TBC.
Upcote Farm, Withington, Cheltenham on Friday 16th to Sunday 18th July tickets/info:
*Bromyard Folk Festival*
Bromyard is the best folk cultural event in the Welsh Border area - featuring over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance and has some of the most outstanding folk musicians of the British Isles performing in concert, including *The Waterson Family* and *Show Of Hands*. Taking place in the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire, we highly recommend getting along to this event.
Bromyard, Herefordshire on Friday 10th to Sunday 12th September tickets/info:
Taking place at the picturesque home to 5th Viscount and Viscountess Hampden, Meadowlands Festival is set in the heart of the beautiful South Downs, only 3 miles from Glyndebourne Opera House, and it boasts beautiful views looking out across the Weald. The line-up includes *The Bays, North Sea Radio Orchestra, The Shadow Orchestra, Los Albertos* and many more.
Glynde Place, Glynde, East Sussex on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May tickets/info:
*Electric Elephant Croatia*
Taking place in the beautiful Croatian town of Petcrane, Electric Elephant offers the opportunity to get out of this damp and dreary country and experience some great electronica and dance music in a spectacular setting. Last year they had the likes of Four Tet, Natty and Andrew Weatherall, so you know what to expect from the 2010 festival - with one of the confirmed acts being WeGotTickets favourites, *F**k Buttons*. Imagine knowing that your holiday AND festival plans are already sorted - just book your tickets to this and they are! Boat and beach parties aplenty make this one to get yourself along to.
Petcrane, Croatia on Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August tickets/info:
The heartbeat of the USA in the UK, Europe's number one American lifestyle event just keeps on growing and is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2010. This massive tribute to the USA is unique in its wide ranging attractions that appeal to tens of thousands of like-minded people from all over the world. For well over two decades the event has given its faithful supporters a long weekend of cool American music, great cars, motorcycles, trucks and RVs from the early 1900s to the present. This year's line-up includes *Smokie, Paper Lace, The Rubettes, The Marmalade, T-Rextasy, The Jets, The Darts* and more.
The County Showground, Winthorpe, Newark on Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th July tickets/info:
*Trowbridge Village Pump*
Trowbridge Village Pump has just gone on sale this week, and should be as delightful as ever. Featuring internationally renowned folk and roots acts such as *Bellowhead, Show Of Hands, Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Trembling Bells, The Handsome Family* and many more, in a beautiful country location, it promises to be one of the best festivals of the summer.
Trowbridge on Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th July tickets/info:
*Tenterden Folk Festival*
Tenterden Folk Festival is a long weekend festival of folk song, music and dance, situated in the ancient Weald of Kent, about 12 miles west of Ashford. Tenterden is an ideal setting for this friendly, family folk festival as it features one of the widest High Streets in the country lined with historic and listed buildings, numerous friendly pubs and restaurants and green verges.
Tenterden, Kent on Thursday 30th September to Sunday 3rd October tickets/info:
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