Bands are on stage from 12-6pm so be prepared for a full day of entertainment. Bring a picnic blanket and make yourself comfortable on one of the many hay bales scattered throughout the festival.
Our food stalls have got bigger & better. Our legendary BBQ will be bought to you by Big Green Egg and will serve short ribs, venison burgers, corn-on-the cob and more. American style snacks will be served from an Airstream, or tuck into wood-fired flat breads, old school ice-creams, classic English cakes from our cake stall and much more...
A kids tent and play area and lunch boxes will be available for the little ones.
General admission to the festival from 12pm to 6pm. Tickets are required for 3yrs+Get your tickets
Book a table with tickets to the festival including a two-course lunch for £50 per person.Book Lunch
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This Is a Full Electric Band Performance. Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK's finest songwriting talents and accomplished live performers.
As the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British rock band The Stranglers, he's enjoyed massive success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into Europe and the USA's musical psyche with classic songs, including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Nice N’ Sleazy, Always the Sun and Duchess.
Cornwell's latest studio album TOTEM AND TABOO was released to rave reviews. Recorded at Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, the album was engineered and mixed by the legendary Steve Albini.
"UK Punk's Dark Lord" David Fricke/Rolling Stone
"His gnarliest record in over 30 years" Mojo
"Ten songs, ten distinct sentiments, ten atmospheres, all unmistakably Cornwell and really, all pretty damn good" Your Flesh
"He sounds more engaged and intense than he has in years" Classic Rock
"Cornwell provides the goods In Spades" Vive Le Rock
The Fall and Rise of Hugh Cornwell (The best of the Solo years) was released on October 16th 2015.
Apricity: the heat of the sun in winter… a sensation of warmth in the midst of cold… an uncommon word for a common feeling… something rare yet somehow familiar…
Calling their new album Apricity felt right for Syd Arthur. For one thing, the phenomenon was something they became used to as they spent chunks of last year in a forested park on the edge of Los Angeles. Yes, they were in California and it was summertime, but they were high up in the mountains, secluded, without phone signal, awake all hours, working. Clear skies regularly came with an out-of-season chill.
“Coming from Kent, we get that feeling a lot,” says Liam Magill, singer and guitarist with this four-piece based in the “garden of England”. “And as we worked on the songs, that idea kept coming back during the making of the album.”
Syd Arthur have built an enviable reputation as a band apart. Formed out of the forest party rave scene in their home county, and with a hard-won DIY self-sufficiency, they developed a sound and approach miles beyond their foursquare indie peers. Here was swirling rock with psychedelic textures, guitar-based trance with a funk groove. A band adaptive enough, bold enough, to tour with White Denim and The Strokes.
There can be few modern bands that could tempt a legendary producer like Shel Talmy, (the man who produced some of the greatest hits of the 1960s and 70s, among them The Who's "My Generation" and The Kinks' "You Really Got Me") out of semi-retirement to work with them, just as there can be few modern bands who would manage to prompt no less than The Kinks' Dave Davies onto Twitter in vocal admiration of them quite so early in their career.
They sound both thrillingly new and yet drenched in musical history, a serendipitously assembled garage rock outfit chock full of swampy rhythm and blues, and a singer - two, actually - both reminiscent of Van Morrison at the age of 19, all vim and sticky vigour.
Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Hourglass’ and ‘Tempted’. Despite the fact that Chris has helped soundtrack so many fans’ lives since his first release in 1977, the passion for innovation and love of playing still drives him to carry on writing rather than sit back and admire his handiwork. Chris recently celebrated his 60th birthday and for 41 of those years he has been writing with Glenn Tilbrook, very much the Odd Couple. When Squeeze take a break from the road, Glenn and Chris have been touring their ‘At Odds Couple Tour’ both in the UK and the US.
Chris and Glenn wrote a new Squeeze album based on the life of Danny Baker, it was the soundtrack for a BBC2 production called ‘Cradle To Grave’ staring Peter Kay. All original music, it became the first Squeeze record in 15 years. ‘From The Cradle To The Grave’ was a very exciting project for all concerned and it was so good to be back in the charts and on the radio again.
Squeeze remains his main focus with a 2016 summer of festival and a US tour planned for October 2016 with another new Squeeze album for 2017. Its not busy at all!
Hot Feet are a four-piece band who combine folk-influenced melodies with rootsy blues-rock instrumentation. Marianne Parish's Denny-esque vocals soar and glide above a band who have been crafting sympathetic grooves and riffs around her melodies since their school days.
Hot Feet have been tipped for greatness by Guy Garvey and described as "one of the best bands out there today” by Folk Radio UK. The band gained national radio support when Marc Riley stumbled across them at a gig and invited them in for a live session on BBC 6 Music. Having toured nationally, played many festivals, including Glastonbury on three occasions, done live sessions for two national BBC radio stations and numerous internet TV channels such as ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris’s 'Under the Apple Tree’, they have built an accomplished live set.
Gloucestershire based singer songwriter Hattie Briggs quit a Russian degree at Oxford University in 2014 to pursue her dream of becoming a full time musician after being nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Since then she has played over 200 gigs including 3 tours - her first national UK support tour, a headline tour and a tour of the Netherlands. Her debut album "Red & Gold", released in early 2015, is now followed by her second, “Young Runaway” being released on 8th July.
With influences including Norah Jones, James Taylor and Eva Cassidy, Hattie's music crosses into multiple genres including pop, folk, soul and blues. 2015 highlights included appearances at Cheltenham Jazz and Cambridge Folk Festivals, supports for Stornoway and Grant Nicholas (Feeder) at Gloucester Guildhall, and appearing as a featured artist on Sky Arts TV.
Jay Johnson is an English singer-songwriter and musician whose influences include Bob Dylan, Paolo Nutini, and Ben Howard. Jay began writing his own original songs by the age of 15, started busking on the streets of London a year later, and has been playing gigs and open mics at pubs since he turned 17. Jay is a resident artist at the world-famous Roundhouse venue in London, and is currently working on an EP at Abbey Road Studios.
19 year old singer/songwriter/musician from Essex - Featured on The Voice Series 3.
As well as being a singer songwriter, Tony Bowen, is also known as the #HumanJukebox. Performing 4 times a week across London, taking live requests via twitter, @tonybowenmusic, and performing anything from James Bay to James Brown, Jack White to Jack Black, Kings Of Leon to Queen to Prince, George Ezra to George Michael, Bruno Mars to Pharrell to Daft Punk
I'm a 19 year old singer-songwriter from Bristol. My style is acoustic pop with jazz and folk influences. My love of music started with the violin, which I learnt from the age of 5. I left school last year and have been gigging and busking since then. I am currently making a 4 track EP "Light" which will be out at the end of summer. I met a producer this year who is helping me with the EP. We are combining electronic and organic sounds to hopefully create something really different.
One of the finest indie bands of the last decade who have sold over a million records to date, they are still going strong after 16 years. They released new studio album ‘Lost Property’ in January 2016. It hit the Top 30 on release and two singles from the album ‘Keep Me Around’ and ‘Save You’ have already been playlisted on BBC Radio 2.
Brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor gained recognition in 2012 before getting signed, with their debut EP 'Battles.' Following on from this, they have released three further EP's. The band have toured extensively on the festival circuit and have supported the likes of Jake Bugg, Kodaline and The Rolling Stones.
Signed to Polydor Records, they released their debut album 'Singing For Strangers' in March 2015.
“Sometimes you hear music and something about it instantly gets you. You get that tug. It’s a combination of the melody, the lyrics and that unidentifiable something else that just makes you go ’Wow.’ Then as a musician you’re thinking ‘Wow. I want to do that.’ So that’s what we’ve been trying to do.”
So say The Ramona Flowers about their bold musical manifesto and now, just two years after they embarked on their mission, they’ve arrived at a sound which is every bit as good as they wanted. Their music mixes electronica, rock, indie, singer Steve Bird’s incredible falsetto and a lot of emotion. It can sometimes seem as if bands are trying to stand out from the crowd by being the loudest, but The Ramona Flowers show that sometimes a gentler sound can shout loudest of all.
Being discouraged from watching TV as a child was integral to the development of Fenne Lily’s musicality, as instead much of her time was spent writing songs and honing both instrumental and lyrical skill. Her folk-tinged music is woven with integrity and sincerity; grit and soft understatement in equal measures.
At the age of 17 she began travelling to Bristol from her home in Dorset, and within a year found herself supporting the likes of Marika Hackman, C Duncan, Eaves and Palace, among many more, as well as being asked to play around the country with rising talent Marlon Williams. Now 18, Fenne lives and studies in Bristol.
DELILAH is a rare and unique talent! The type you come across once in a decade…. So says top songwriter and producer Simon Climie.
Delilah Montagu is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter. She wrote her first song when she was just 8 years old and at 11; a choir & full orchestra had performed one of her compositions. Delilah combines her artistry and musicianship on the guitar with a depth of lyrical maturity that belies her years.
Mae is a 23 year old Singer songwriter from Bath. She has a wide range of musical tastes and influences, but a general leaning towards Folk and Country Music. She has appeared in the final of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards and recently supported Mark Moriss of the Bluetones.
Bristol-based musician Lady Nade is set to release her debut album ‘Hard To Forget’ (Kitchen Studios) on 12 August 2016. It will follow hot on the heels of heartbreaking lead single, ‘Mind’s Made Up’, released on July 1st. Lady Nade has supported the likes of Zara McFarlane and Vintage Trouble, and performed in countless locations, from underground bars to festival fields, concert venues to European cities. Sometimes those stages have been taken alone, sometimes shared with a fleet of sharp-skilled musicians, along the way dispensing hundreds of self-written songs.
At just 21 years old, the Musician and Songwriter from Bristol, who has been performing Alternative Folk Music around the south west has gained a name for himself as one of the top solo acts in the area and has gained national radio play from radio stations such as BBC radio Devon and Radio Bristol. In 2015, Jacob was selected as a finalist for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, an accolade that really kickstarted his career.
Camp with state-of-the-art luxury bell tents in a small but perfectly formed tented village in the fields by the hotel. Snuggle into proper beds, hang your clothes, and relax – proper luxury loos and showers on tap! And if you want a bit more luxury upgrade to a superior tent which comes complete with the frame bed, hanging space plus its own private deck and a sofa for two to curl up on.
Basics taken care of you just need to focus on the important things – food, wine and music! The band line-up is under way, food stalls will offer piggy fare with a street food twist, washed down with a choice of everything you could possibly want to drink from local ales to cocktails, and local ciders to English fizz.
Glamping begins on the afternoon of Friday 22nd July with either a piggy supper hamper delivered to your tent or a bite from the outdoor wood-fired oven.
Saturday morning and rustic outdoor breakfast is cooked and served by chefs before the festival fun begins. At the end of the day sundowners are served before a real highlight from chef Angela Hartnett who will cook her signature family style campfire dinner complete with more musical entertainment.
On Sunday 24th a Smokey Bloody Mary and ‘hangover breakfast’ will have you ready for another day of festival fever.. At sunset, when the Smoked & Uncut bands pack up their guitars, get stuck in at THE PIG-near Bath’s restaurant and enjoy dinner with a little surprise entertainment...
Monday - a hearty breakfast is served to campers as a final farewell.
This is quite possibly be the smallest, most select and civilised, festival in the UK.
Friday 22nd to Monday 25th July 2016
Classic - £1,500 for 2
Superior - £1,750 for 2
A non-refundable £100 deposit will be taken today, a member of the team will call you for full payment within the next few days.
There will be plenty of food stalls and bars to purchase food from throughout the day, please do not bring food or drink to the event. Food is not included in the ticket price. Dogs are not permitted at this event. We accept both cash and card payments at the festival.
As well as staying at the hotel we also have a limited number of pop-up tents.
Buy a 3 night (22nd - 24th July) glamping ticket for 2 and which includes tickets for both festival days and a supper dinner on Friday night. We take an initial deposit of £100 and then we will email you to arrange the full payment once.
Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled for unavoidable reasons. However tickets can be transferred to friends / family members!
The festival will be kicking off from 12pm and finishing at 6pm.
THE PIG-near Bath has parking facilities. However parking is limited so car-sharing is advised.
Please drop us an email or call 01761 490490
All attending children that are 3 years or over will need a ticket for entry also.