Countdown to Blissfields! // Hampshire // 30.6.2012 – 01.07.2012
Are you bored of big, unfriendly and frankly unpleasant festivals with no soul? Well fear not for I have found the perfect solution for you, especially if you are looking for something a bit different this year. The answer Blissfields happening on the weekend of 29th June to 1st July. So it’s not long now, but still plenty of time to grab a ticket.
Blissfields is in its 12th year this year and is held in beautiful rural Hampshire just outside Winchester. It’s easy to get to by train and there’s an excellent shuttle bus service so no excuses!
Although the festival is relatively small, Blissfields have managed to secure some the UK’s best bands including headline sets from Noisettes and Patrick Wolf!
Other bands appearing at Blissfields include Guillemots - King Charles - Bastille - Charlotte Church - Clock Opera - Dog Is Dead - Theme Park - Eugene McGuinness - Citizens! - Jake Bugg - Emily and the Woods - Tropics - Josh Kumra - Toy - Wave Pictures - Me - NZCA/lines - SixNationState - Torches - Ben Goddard and the Heartbeats - FlashFires - Half Crown - Kamikaze Test Pilots - Bigtopp - Markus Aureliusness. To see the full line up click here.
If that’s not enough there are also a whole host of DJ’s including Artrocker DJs - Bitr8 - Luca Pilato - Psychadelia DJ’s - K1r3y - Side A - Loveless DJ’s - WILLOW - MattyLAH - Yes Tom! - Cholombian - Charlie Fox - Jayme Black - Viran ‘V’ Boyagoda - K1r3y - Paul Saunders - Lexy SNS - DJ Grey Jumps - Grrrl Scout - Morgan Hislop. There’s also many more see here, all of which will keep the party going late into the night.
On top of the great music Blissfields also has a huge selection of cutting edge comedians appearing over the weekend – to help keep our spirits up if the rain continues! Comedians include Tony Basnett, Fern Brady, Marc Burrows, Ruth E Cockburn, Edward Easton, David Morgan, Owen Niblock, Andrew O’Neill, Red Redmond, Danny Sutcliffe, Bob Slayer and Phil Ellis. To see the full line up click here.
As well as great music and comedy Blissfields also has something a little different to make it stand out from the crowd. In 2012, Blissfields nod their school cap to the world of sport, offering a taste of the Great British Summertime and a golden age of playground camaraderie and frivolity. With a full program of sports day shenanigans and even a school disco! Blissfield’s have also given festival attendees the opportunity to represent a House (Harry Potter Style) and over the past few weeks House Captains have been elected.
You’re probably thinking "yeah, this sounds great but I bet the festival's really expensive, wah wah", but fear not:Blissfields is very affordable even for the student budget with Adult Weekend tickets selling for £74.00. But hurry tickets are selling fast! To purchase one click here.
For more information visit the Blissfields website.
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