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Music Festival Round up

Music Festival Round up

Sam Bertram

2 May 2019

A music festival is the perfect excuse to listen to great music, camp out, dress up and dance like no-one is watching.

We’ve put together a list of Wiltshire’s best in 2019.

 

Avebury Rocks Music Festival – Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June

See performers in a field near to the famous standing stones of Avebury – all proceeds go towards supporting the care and services provided by local charity Prospect Hospice.

Camping & day passes available.

A taste of the Line-up: Showhawk Duo, Billy in the Lowground, Atari Pilot, Eric Walker, Platform 1, Strange Folk, The Shudders and more.

 

Manton Fest – Saturday 29th June – Marlborough

A small one-day charity fundraising music festival held annually in the village of Manton in beautiful surroundings. Perfect if looking for a fun afternoon and evening out with the family.

A taste of the line-up: Mercury, T.Rextasy, The Troggs, Barrelhouse, Clive Collective, Straight Six, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Skedaddle & more.

Child friendly and under 7s go free.

 

Minety Festival – 5th to 7th July

In its 3rd year it was shortlisted for the UK Festival Awards in the Best New Festival Category.

Raising money for raise funds for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Naomi House & Jacksplace Hospice & Minety primary school and pre-school.

A taste of the Line-up: Republica, Arcadia Roots, Erica, The Dirty Smooth, The Vooz, Revival, Aren E, North Wiltshire Rock Choir, Homer, Six O'Clock Circus

Kid zone with free caving, Slacklining, bouncy castle, circus skills, inflatable slide & assault course as well as Grafitti workshops.

New for 2019 is the Treehouse teen tent.

 

Once upon a time in the west – 12th to 14th July – nr Trowbridge and Westbury

An extremely friendly small festival with the Djin Palace for late night dj'ing and gin and cocktails and Cider Sabbath on Sunday featuring many local ciders. More details are still to be released,

It’s a great space for kids with a climbing wall for all ages, cardboard creations and trapeze skills.

There's a quiet area for camping for families. 

A taste of the line-up: Hum Fuzze, Funk and the Two Tone Baby, Zip Heads, Dave Acari, Soeur, The King Dukes, Dakka Skanks, Goldwater & more..

 

 

Larmer Tree festival- Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st July – Tollard Royal

Known for its fabulous location and range of things to do with its outdoor theatre and international street eats. They’ve also been awarded the UK Festival Awards for ‘Best Family Festival’ and ‘Best Toilets’ by festival goers for the coolest, cleanest loos! As well as winning a Greener Festival Award to recognise the work they've put in to reduce their impact on the environment.

They also offer some of the coolest boutique camping around.

There's the 'Larmer Spa in the wilds' nestled deep in the woods complete with wood fired hot tub, therapists and gong bathing!

A taste of the Line-up: Kate Tempest, The Cat Empire, Jack Savoretti, The Shires, KT Tunstall Gomez, Let's Eat Grandma, Go Go Penguin & more.

Also watch out for the comedy, theatre talks, workshops, family stuff and cinema. 

 

WOMAD – 25th to 28th July – Malmesbury

A global fiesta of music, food, dance & art.

Visit The World of Art, World of Children, World of Words, The Physics Pavilion, Taste the World or escape from festival craziness in the World of Wellbeing.

Take a workshop – try anything from African drumming to acapella singing, from Beatboxing to Brazilian dance.

There’s also a WOMAD spa.

Camping & Glamping.

A taste of the Line-up: Ziggy Marley, Macy Gray, Anna Calvi, Salif Keita, Orbital, Saving Grace Feat, Suzy Dian and Robert Plant 

 

 

 

Festival on the farm, Purton – Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August

A small festival on an organic family farm. So while you can drink from the licensed bar you can counteract your alcohol intake with some lovely organic produce! 

Children are welcome and under 10s go free. Paintball, face painters, Bouncy Castle, Rodeo Ride.

Camping & day passes available.

A taste of the line-up: Get Carter, The Berries, The Wurzels, Buswell Rulez, Rage against the regime, Pink Mac, Superseed, The Blind Lemon Blues band and more.

A review: Superb little festival with amazing talents and friendly people...good vibes all round.

 

 

End of the road – 29th August to 1st September – Larmer Tree Gardens

'A truly special musical celebration' The Guardian.

Best medium sized festival – UK festival Awards 2017. 

An eco-friendly festival with Music, comedy & Literature.

A taste of the Line-up: Beirut, Metronomy, Michael Kiwanuka, Spirtualized, Courtney Barnett, Jarvis Cocker, Sleaford Mods, Low, Deerhunter & more.

 

Fieldview, Cock and Bull and Boondocks festivals are all taking a rest for 2019. 

 

 

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