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BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 15 July '16
Organic land, great music, sustainable food, inspiring talks
and a posh spa – what’s not to love?
Valley Fest is an event like no other. Over a late-summer weekend (02-04 September) organic land in the heart of Somerset will play host to a spectacular family-friendly festival with music, street art, superb sustainable food, campfires and even a cinema – all overlooking the breathtaking Chew Valley Lake.
While ethical farming is at the heart of Valley Fest, music from acts including The Blockheads, Stereo MCs, Craig Charles and The Phoenix Rose will make you want to get your dancing wellies on and smile ’til your cheeks ache.
This year, MyGreenPod.com has curated the Village Green, a very special Valley Fest area that will bring a dash of luxury and a dollop of wellbeing to the party.
Spa and wellbeing
Overlooking the lake, in a peaceful corner of the Village Green, a special area has been carefully designed to help you relax into the festival and discover ways to improve your wellbeing.
A great team of fully qualified and highly professional therapists will be offering a sublime selection of treatments including massages, facials, reiki, reflexology, kinesiology, homeopathy and even gong baths. Weleda – the the world’s leading manufacturer of holistic natural cosmetics and the main sponsor of the Spa & Wellbeing area – will be giving away its iconic Weleda Skin Food to celebrate the must-have moisturiser’s 90th birthday.
Posh and exclusive showers with Weleda experience packages will also be available. All spa sessions and treatments must be pre-booked and paid for online.
Zutopia and the Bandstand
The Village Green is a place of celebration, connection and gathering. Its magical centre will be the Bandstand, where acoustic acts will share the stage with performance artists, drum circles, discussions and much more. After sunset on Friday and Saturday there will be jam sessions round a big bonfire.
Close by the enchanting world of Zutopia has large chill out lounge, an open mic stage, a honey mead and elixir bar, a geo-pyramid juice bar, a Gong Fu tea ceremony tent and a games tent. Zu is short for Zuvuya, the Mayan word that describes the inter-dimensional wave of change we are all currently surfing. It’s the pipeline to magic and the memory circuit linking life and creative expression.
People Power Energy Tipi Tent
The Green Energy Tipi is a place of education and inspiration, where new realities will be explored. PPL PWR, the non-profit collaboration of students and professionals, will run a space focused on energy and sustainability. A hydrogen fuel cell will be on site with a selection of small vehicle demo kits, plus compostable tents, water energy experiments and other interactive content. The winner of the PPL PWR Sustainability Competition will also be exhibiting its winning design.
Arts, crafts and talks
On top of all that, the Green Valley will also be running demonstrations and workshops on everything from pottery wheel activity and sun photography to gong baths and drumming.
A vegan café will serve raw and vegan delights from award-winning Amrutha catering, and a Market Square area will provide a place for people to eat, mingle and interact with inspiring speakers including Jo Wood, Oliver Heath, Satish Kumar and Arthur Potts Dawson.