festivals in & around south Devon


Simple Things Festival 2014
various venues and creative spaces, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS8 1HP.
Friday 24th October until Saturday 25th October 14
ticket info: £40
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lineup includes: Caribou, Mogwai, Death From Above 1979, Jessy Lanza, DJ Harvey, Actress, Bad Breeding, Black Lips, Cooly G, Cuts, Damiano von Erckert, Dark Sky, DJ Nature, DJ Sprinkles, DVS1, Eagulls, Eaux, Esben and the Witch, Eugene Quell, Evian Christ, Futureboogie, God Damn, Gramrcy, Greys, Happa, Hidden Orchestra, How To Dress Well, Impey, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Kode 9, Laurel Halo, Liars, Lovepark, Max Graef, Menace Beach, Mirel Wagner, Nightmares on Wax, October, Oliver Wilde, Onra ... more acts >>


Frome Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival 2014
The Cheese and Grain, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BE .
Saturday 25th October 14
ticket info: £27
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North Dorset Folk Festival 2014
The Village Hall, Burton Street, Marnhull, Dorset, DT10 1PR.
Saturday 25th October 14
ticket info: £23 (+ booking fee)
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lineup includes: Megan Henwood, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Emily Maguire, Jaywalkers, Tinderbox, Gavin Davenport, Ninebarrow


Westfest 2014
Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
Saturday 25th October 14
ticket info: £39.50
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The Day Of The Dead 2014
Flambards Theme Park, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0QA.
Saturday 1st November 14
ticket info: £35 - SOLD OUT



Ilfracombe Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival 2014
John Fowler Holiday Park, Marlborough Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8PF.
Friday 14th November until Sunday 16th November 14
ticket info: £119 per person including accommodation
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Specialized - The Big One 3 2014
Parkdean Holiday Park, Organford Rd, Holton Heath, Sandford, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6JZ.
Friday 14th November until Sunday 16th November 14
ticket info: from £80 based on four people sharing
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House of Fun Weekender 2014
Butlins Resort, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5SH.
Friday 21st November until Monday 24th November 14
ticket info: from £167
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lineup includes: Madness, Barry Peters, Bitty McLean, ChainSka Brassika, Darren Bennett, David Rodigan, DJ Wheeliebag, DJ Woody, Dub Pistols, Giselle The Burlesque, Jah Shaka, Jeramiah Ferrari, Mad Professor, Maddy Carter & Rudy Ranx, Magic Brothers, Mis Presents, Mr Happy, Prince Fatty, Reeps One, Reggae Roast, Rootikal DJs, Shy FX, Smiley & The Underclass, The 2 Blouses, The Cuban Brothers, The Good Times Sound System with Norman Jay & Joey Jay, The Lee Thompson Band, The Superskas, The Talks


Puravida 2015
Osho Leela, Thorngrove House, Common Mead Lane, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4RE.
Thursday 5th February until Sunday 8th February 15
ticket info: £139 (dorm); £119(camping) (£10 discount for full payment 7 days in advance)
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Giants Of Rock 2015
Butlins Resort, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5SH.
Friday 6th February until Monday 9th February 15
ticket info: from £89
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lineup includes: Black Star Riders, Family, Magnum, Colosseum, Slade, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Focus, The Yardbirds, The Quireboys, The Johnny Winter Experience, Mick Ralphs Blues Band, Bernie Marsden, The Enid, John Verity & Friends


The Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival 2015
various venues, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4PY.
Friday 27th February until Sunday 1st March 15
ticket info: early bird £27 for the weekend, £17 for students
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Swanage Blues festival 2015
various venues, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1LB.
Thursday 5th March until Sunday 8th March 15
ticket info: expect £10 for a weekend wristband



BLOC weekend 2015
Butlins Resort, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5SH.
Friday 13th March until Sunday 15th March 15
ticket info: early bird from £140 per person
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lineup includes: Ben Klock, Ben UFO, Carl Craig, ESG, Hessle Audio, Hudson Mohawke, Jackmaster, Jeff Mills, Karenn, Marcel Dettmann, Modeselektor, Moritz von Oswald, Omar-S, Pangaea, Pearson Sound, Robert Hood


Crediton Folk Weekend 2015
Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton, Devon, EX17 1EZ.
Friday 17th April until Sunday 19th April 15
ticket info: expect around £25 for weekend



Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2015
Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AE.
Wednesday 29th April until Monday 4th May 15
ticket info: expect from £10 to £75 depending on the event



Paignton Bike Festival 2015
Paignton, Torbay, Devon, TQ4 6BW.
Friday 1st May until Sunday 3rd May 15
ticket info: entry by donation



The Gathering 2015
Tapeley Park, Instow, Devon, EX39 4NT.
Friday 1st May until Sunday 3rd May 15
ticket info: expect £35 - weekend (includes camping), child (10-15) £15, under 10s free



Bristol Folk Festival 2015
St Georges Bristol and Bristol Folk House, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS1 5RR.
Saturday 2nd May until Sunday 3rd May 15
ticket info: early bird £60 for weekend (+ booking fee)
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lineup includes: Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Heg Doughty & The Wolf Chorus, Lady Maisery, Mawkin, Steve Tilston, The Full English, The Gasworks Singers


Dart Music Festival 2015
various venues, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9PH.
Friday 15th May until Sunday 17th May 15
ticket info: Mostly FREE although contributions to costs are welcomed



Plymouth Volksfest 2015
Newnham Park, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5BN.
Friday 22nd May until Sunday 24th May 15
ticket info: £65 for full weekend with camping
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Chippenham Folk Festival 2015
various venues, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3ER.
Friday 22nd May until Monday 25th May 15
ticket info: expect £90 for a season ticket + £20 camping



Salisbury International Arts Festival 2015
Various venues, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EJ.
Friday 22nd May until Saturday 6th June 15
ticket info: varies from FREE to around £20



Bath Fringe Festival 2015
various venues, Bath, Avon, BA1 5NH.
Friday 22nd May until Sunday 7th June 15
ticket info: varies depending upon event



Vegfest 2015
The Amphitheatre, Bristol's harbourside, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS1 5DB.
Saturday 23rd May until Sunday 24th May 15
ticket info: expect £5-£10 per day



Temples Festival 2015
Motion, 74-78 Avon Street, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS2 0PX.
Friday 29th May until Sunday 31st May 15
ticket info: £90 weekend ticket + booking fee
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lineup includes: Converge, Sunn O))), Between The Buried And Me, Bolzer, Bongzilla, Celeste, Goatsnake, Goatwhore, Grave Miasma, Harm's Way, Impetuous Ritual, KEN mode, Krokodil, Leng T'che, Magrudergrind, Martyrdod, Nails, Pig Destroyer, Portal, Skitsystem, Today Is the Day, Torche, Trap Them, Triptykon, Will Haven, Young and in the Way


Wychwood Music Festival 2015
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH.
Friday 29th May until Sunday 31st May 15
ticket info: £105 for the weekend, with camping
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Concert At The Kings 2015
The Kings Arms, All Cannings, Wiltshire, SN10 3PA.
Saturday 30th May 15
ticket info: expect around £52



Let's Rock Bristol 2015
Ashton Court, Long Ashton, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS41 9JN.
Friday 5th June until Sunday 7th June 15
ticket info: early bird £99 with camping, plus booking fees
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lineup includes: Boomtown Rats, Go West, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Brother Beyond, Howard Jones, Rick Astley, Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers, Roland Gift's Fine Young Cannibals, Sister Sledge, Jimmy Somerville, Nick Heyward, ABC, The Real Thing, Big Country, Hot Chocolate, Five Star, From The Jam, The Beat, The South, Betty Boo, China Crisis, Aswad, Chas & Dave, Modern Romance, Odyssey, Black Box, Sam Fox, Owen Paul


Colourfest 2015
Shaftsbury Estate , Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, BH21 5NA.
Friday 5th June until Monday 8th June 15
ticket info: expect £135 adult w/e tickets, £15 for children (3-16)



Wimborne Minster Folk Festival 2015
various venues, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1AS.
Friday 12th June until Sunday 14th June 15
ticket info: early bird £35 adult w/e tickets
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Behind The Castle Music Festival 2015
Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset , DT9 5NR.
Saturday 13th June 15
ticket info: £46 - on sale 01/12/14



3 Wishes Faery Fest 2015
Mount Edgecumbe House and Country Park, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1HZ.
Friday 19th June until Sunday 21st June 15
ticket info: expect around £89 for weekend



Also Festival 2015
Park Farm, Compton Verny, Warwickshire, CV35 9HJ.
Friday 19th June until Sunday 21st June 15
ticket info: early bird £60 for the weekend with free camping
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Oceanfest 2015
Croyde Bay, Croyde, Devon, EX33 1NZ.
Friday 19th June until Sunday 21st June 15
ticket info: expect around £50



Sonic Rock Solstice 2015
Stoke Prior Space Port, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 4AL.
Friday 19th June until Sunday 21st June 15
ticket info: expect around £75 per ticket, children under 14 free



Ukulele Festival Of Great Britain 2015
various venues, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1QA.
Friday 19th June until Sunday 21st June 15
ticket info: expect £39 for weekend, junior (12 to 16) £29, under 12s free - SOLD OUT



Let's Rock Leeds 2015
Temple Newsam, Selby Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 0AD.
Saturday 20th June 15
ticket info: early bird £39
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lineup includes: Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Rick Astley, Go West, Midge Ure, Heaven 17, Five Star, T'Pau, Betty Boo, The Original Bucks Fizz, The Beat, Sonia, Sam Fox, Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers


Summer Solstice at Stonehenge 2015
Stonehenge, Wiltshire, SP4 7DE.
Saturday 20th June until Sunday 21st June 15
ticket info: FREE (including FREE car park)



Glastonbury Festival 2015
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ.
Wednesday 24th June until Sunday 28th June 15
ticket info: £220 (secured with a deposit) - SOLD OUT



Keynsham Music Festival 2015
Keynsham Memorial Park, Bath, Somerset, BS31 1DP.
Monday 29th June until Sunday 5th July 15
ticket info: FREE (donation)



Cheltenham Music Festival 2015
various venues, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1JZ.
Tuesday 30th June until Saturday 11th July 15
ticket info: prices vary depending upon event



North Nibley Music Festival 2015
North Nibley Cricket Ground, North Nibley, Gloucestershire, GL11 6DL.
Friday 3rd July until Saturday 4th July 15
ticket info: expect adult £30, child (5-17) £12, under 4 free



Boogie Woogie Festival 2015
Sturminster Newton British Legion, Bath Road, Sturminster, Dorset, DT10 1DU.
Friday 3rd July until Sunday 5th July 15
ticket info: expect around £70



Sark Folk Festival 2015
various venues, Channel Islands, Sark, GY9 0SD.
Friday 3rd July until Sunday 5th July 15
ticket info: early bird £67 for the weekend - on sale 01/11/14



Let's Rock Exeter 2015
Powderham Castle, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ.
Saturday 4th July 15
ticket info: early bird £39 adults £18 children (+booking fee)
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lineup includes: Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Billy Ocean, Bananarama, Howard Jones, ABC, Go West, Nik Kershaw, Five Star, Nick Heyward, Midge Ure, The Real Thing, Sonia, Doctor and the Medics, Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers


2000trees Festival 2015
Upcote Farm, Withington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 4BL.
Thursday 9th July until Saturday 11th July 15
ticket info: expect around £70



Glas-Denbury 2015
Fairfield Farm, Denbury, Devon, TQ12 6DQ.
Friday 10th July until Saturday 11th July 15
ticket info: expect £25, under 12s free



Nailsea & Backwell Beer and Cider Festival 2015
West End Park, Nailsea, North Somerset, BS48 4BY.
Friday 10th July until Sunday 12th July 15
ticket info: expect around £8



NASS 2015
Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN.
Friday 10th July until Sunday 12th July 15
ticket info: early bird £89 for weekend (+ booking fee)
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Priddy Folk Festival 2015
various venues, Priddy, Somerset, BA5 3BB.
Friday 10th July until Sunday 12th July 15
ticket info: expect around £65 for weekend ticket



Swanage Jazz Festival 2015
various venues, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1HE.
Friday 10th July until Sunday 12th July 15
ticket info: expect around £76 for a weekend stroller ticket



Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival 2015
Petroc College/Tiverton Campus, Bolham Road, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6SH.
Friday 10th July until Sunday 12th July 15
ticket info: £14 for all 3 days, child (5-15) £9, u5s free
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Budleigh Salterton Festival 2015
various venues, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6LT.
Friday 10th July until Saturday 18th July 15
ticket info: from around £3 - £16 adults. Half price for kids. Family tickets available (2 adults, 3 children).



Let's Rock Southampton 2015
Southampton Common, The Avenue, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 7NN.
Saturday 11th July 15
ticket info: early bird £39 adults £18 children (+booking fee)
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lineup includes: Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Rick Astley, Jimmy Somerville, Nik Kershaw, Alexander O'Neal, Midge Ure, Heaven 17, Five Star, T'Pau, Betty Boo, Hot Chocolate, The Beat, Boney M, The Original Bucks Fizz, Sam Fox, Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers


Larmer Tree Festival 2015
Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, SP5 5PY.
Wednesday 15th July until Sunday 19th July 15
ticket info: expect around £190 for 5 days



OUT West Festival 2015
secret outdoor location, Bath/Frome/West Wilts area, Wiltshire.
Thursday 16th July until Sunday 19th July 15
ticket info: £50 for a weekend ticket - on sale 22/10/14
lineup includes: Boot Hill All Stars, Doghouse Boat Boys, Gaz Brookfield, Hodmadoddery, Inbredz, Johnny Cage & the Voodoogroove, Poor Old Dogs, Shootin' the Crow, The Hot Tin Roofs, The Meow Meows


Chagstock 2015
Whiddon Down, Chagford, Devon, EX20 2PR.
Friday 17th July until Saturday 18th July 15
ticket info: super early bird £65 for a weekend adult
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Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival and Rally 2015
Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum, Tolpuddle, Dorset, DT2 7EH.
Friday 17th July until Sunday 19th July 15
ticket info: expect £25 weekend, child (5-15) £5, u5s free - Sunday only free



Godney Gathering 2015
Garslade Farm, Godney, Somerset, BA5 1RX .
Saturday 18th July 15
ticket info: expect around £18



Somersault 2015
Castle Hill, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0RH.
Thursday 23rd July until Monday 27th July 15
ticket info: axpect around £100



Kozfest 2015
Bobbie Watts Farm, Uffculme, Devon, EX15 2AW.
Friday 24th July until Sunday 26th July 15
ticket info: early bird £50 for the weekend with free camping
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Village Pump Folk Festival 2015
White Horse Country Park, Trowbridge Road, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 4LX.
Friday 24th July until Sunday 26th July 15
ticket info: expect around £120 for a weekend ticket



Camp Bestival 2015
Lulworth Castle, Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5QS.
Thursday 30th July until Sunday 2nd August 15
ticket info: £195 weekend camping from Thursday
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Port Eliot Festival 2015
Port Eliot Estate, St Germans, Cornwall, PL12 5ND.
Thursday 30th July until Sunday 2nd August 15
ticket info: early bird £155 (+ booking fee)
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Outcider Festival 2015
Fern Hill Farm, Compton Martin, Somerset, NN16 9UP.
Friday 31st July until Sunday 2nd August 15
ticket info: early bird £39.50 for the weekend (+booking fee)
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Sidmouth Folk Week 2015
various venues, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8XR.
Friday 31st July until Friday 7th August 15
ticket info: expect around £280 for all-in-one adult ticket



Creation Fest 2015
Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7JE.
Saturday 1st August until Friday 7th August 15
ticket info: FREE, charge for camping



Boardmasters 2015
Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4AN.
Thursday 6th August until Sunday 9th August 15
ticket info: early bird £109 with camping
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Holifair Festival 2015
Holifield Farm Project, Bonallack Lane, Gweek, Cornwall, TR12 6UJ.
Friday 7th August until Sunday 9th August 15
ticket info: super early bird £45 weekend
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Whirl-y-Fayre 2015
Vale Of Avalon, near Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8BG.
Friday 7th August until Sunday 9th August 15
ticket info: expect around £99 for a weekend ticket
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Love Summer Surf Camp 2015
secret location, Plymouth, Devon.
Friday 14th August until Sunday 16th August 15
ticket info: early bird £40 for full weekend with camping
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ArcTanGent Festival 2015
Fernhill Farm, Cheddar Road, Compton Martin, Somerset, BS40 6LD.
Thursday 20th August until Saturday 22nd August 15
ticket info: £69.20 for 3 day ticket
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Beautiful Days 2015
Escot Park, near Fairmile, Devon, EX11 1LU.
Friday 21st August until Sunday 23rd August 15
ticket info: expect around £130 for adult weekend tickets



Purbeck Folk Festival 2015
Wilkswood Farm, Langton Matravers, Swanage , Dorset, BH19 3DU.
Thursday 27th August until Sunday 30th August 15
ticket info: expect £90 adult weekend, youth (12-17) £45, under 12s £10



Sat in a Field 2015
Lower Notlake Drove, Wedmore, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3EH.
Friday 28th August until Sunday 30th August 15
ticket info: expect around £40 weekend ticket



Watchet Live 2015
Parsonage Farm, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0HS.
Friday 28th August until Sunday 30th August 15
ticket info: £50 for a weekend ticket
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Three Chords Festival 2015
Trereife House, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8TJ.
Saturday 29th August until Sunday 30th August 15
ticket info: early bird £45 weekend with camping
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End of the Road Festival 2015
Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5PT.
Friday 4th September until Sunday 6th September 15
ticket info: £150 for the weekend
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Fishstock Brixham 2015
Seafood Pavillion, & Eastern Jetty, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8AW.
Saturday 5th September 15
ticket info: £5 adults, and under 15s are free



Long Division Festival 2015
various venues, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1EH.
Saturday 12th September until Monday 14th September 15
ticket info: early bird £20 for Saturday
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St Ives Festival 2015
various venues, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2DS.
Saturday 12th September until Saturday 26th September 15
ticket info: expect from £20 to £22.50 with many events FREE



Something Else in the Dean 2015
Elton Maize Mazes, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL14 1JU.
Friday 25th September until Sunday 27th September 15
ticket info: £40 for weekend with camping
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Swanage Blues & Roots festival 2015
various venues, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1LB.
Thursday 1st October until Sunday 4th October 15
ticket info: expect £10 for an all event wristband



Shiiine Weekender 2015
Butlins Resort, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5SH.
Friday 6th November until Monday 9th November 15
ticket info: from £125 per person
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lineup includes: Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, The Wonder Stuff, The Farm, Stereo MC's, The Orb, 808 State, The Wedding Present, Cud, Lo-Fidelity Allstars, Space, The Frank & Walters, Northside, Ultrasound, The Primitives, Milltown Brothers, Pat Nevin (DJ Set), Real People, Space Monkeys