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Valley Fest is the real deal – what else would you expect of a festival launched by Luke Hasell, finalist in BBC Food and Farming’s Outstanding Farmer of the Year 2014?
Valley Fest is all about the family, all about fun and all about the land. For three days in August (28-30), an organic farm in the heart of the Chew Valley, Somerset, will be transformed into a family-run festival that celebrates all things good.
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A family festival
There will be something for all ages and interests – whether you (or your kids) want to get your face painted, take a balloon ride over the beautiful Somerset countryside, learn crafts, brush up on your yoga, take in some art, eat some top-notch locally sourced ‘good’ food such as a massive Sunday Lunch, learn break dance and circus skills or just dance like nobody’s watching.
‘I can’t wait to open the gates to the farm and welcome along festival-goers who are looking to see out the summer in style.
‘It’s really important to me that everything on site will be good – for you, your family and the environment – so all you’ll need to think about is kicking back in the summer sun and having a laugh with a cool bunch of people. Bring your family, relax and have a whole lot of fun.’
Luke Hasell, award-winning farmer and Valley Fest organiser
Like the Big Daddy festivals, Valley Fest is a jam-packed extravaganza of all-round entertainment – and you’ll be able to celebrate everything you love about a great family day out without having to avoid the things you don’t.
What to expect…
Headline acts on the Main Stage, glitzy cabaret and dance artists and everything in between – this may be a farm, but there’s always a place for glitter! Friday night kicks off with all the best that the South West has to offer.
Huey Morgan is heading up the Saturday night in his own inimitable style, and a ‘yet-to-be-announced-secret’ is, well, yet to be announced.
‘I’ve always wanted to ‘takeover’ a day at a festival. I had so many ideas on how I could bring people together with different types of music like I do on my radio shows, and now that day has finally come. I can’t wait!’
Huey Morgan, The Fun Lovin’ Criminals
…And what not to expect
We said it’s all good for a reason – actually, there are a few reasons. Valley Fest is the UK’s first all-organic festival – from the ground up. If you want to get your chops round a famous Story burger, there’s every chance its ingredients grew up on the land beneath your wellies.
There’s not going to be any commercial nonsense – on the stage or on your plate – and your kids won’t be pestering you to buy gimmicky junk because, well, there won’t be any for sale.
Adult weekend ticket: £120
Family ticket: £250 (2 adults and 2 kids, aged 5-16)
Kids aged 6-15: £30
Kids aged 16-18: £75.00
All prices include tent camping. Under-5s go free.