300 PEOPLE, 3 NIGHTS, IN THE BEAUTIFUL HILLS OF SOMERSET
Midsummer Groove Festival is an intimate weekend of music and art, bound together by a spirit of collaboration and respect, to be experienced by a three hundred people celebrating the Bristol music scene, with guests from further afield. The music will be centred around The Barn stage, with other spaces to explore around the site to match your mood. We’ll also have activities running over the course of the weekend to suit your whims, from yoga to life-drawing, jam sessions to dance classes.
There will be no corporations and no profit-making.
There will be groove.
Music will start on Friday afternoon at 2pm and continue through to the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Workshops start at 9am on Friday morning and continue over the weekend.
Welcome BBQ @ 6pm
8pm: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) directed by Lotte Reiniger
10pm: Dazed and Confused (1993) directed by Richard Linklater
Workshops: Yoga, acro-yoga, life drawing*, yo-yo workshop, jam session
Bands: Snazzback, Waldo’s, Pocket Sun, Veitch/Stoneham/Vine, Clerques, Aunt Ginny’s Purple
DJs: Ranks (PLU), Bodywork, Hollistic, WILD DONNA, Tom Coleman, Matt Harper
Workshops: Yoga, acro-yoga, life drawing* woodblock printing*, harmony and choir singing, jam session, drum and bass aerobics
Bands: The LBJBs, Hands of the Heron, Northampton Neo-Soul Society, Tube Strike, Brook Tate, Lame Boy, Sharon Lazibyrd
DJs: DJ Boursin, Nick Wood, Sam Carroll, Rumpf DJs, Hugo Owles, Tim Lawson, Jess Walters, DJ Packman
*Please note: places at these workshops will be on a first come, first serve basis and run on a pay-as-you-feel basis
Big Bad Wolfhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tINeoLlHY9g
Veitch / Stoneham / Vine
Hands of the Heronhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UtDGRQxbWM0&feature=youtu.be
Vantablack DJsNick Wood
Blue Deep Rubyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF-ElO0d3ms
WILD DONNA (DJ set)
+++ more TBA!!!
Tickets can be bought from the private Headfirst link:
Your ticket is linked to your name. You'll be asked to provide your name and ID (passport, driving license or bank card will be accepted) when you arrive at the festival gate. Please ensure the name you give us matches the name on your ID.
Any money received via tickets or during the event will be put back into the festival. This is a non-profit event and the organisers take no wage, salary or financial benefit from the running of the event (however, we will accept hugs).
For any ticket enquiries, please send an email to email@example.com.
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***Terms and conditions***
THIS IS AN OVER 18s ONLY EVENT. Tickets to this event are sold by invite only via the private headfirst link. By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of this event. The organisers have taken every step possible to ensure the safety of all those attending the event. You attend the event at your own risk. The organisers accept no responsibility and are not liable for any harm caused to an individual on the festival site during the event. The organisers accept no responsibility and are not liable for any damage to or theft of personal property at the event.
For policies and detailed guest information, please follow this link.
Tickets to this event are sold by invite only via the private headfirst link. By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of this event. The organisers have taken every step to ensure the safety of all those attending the event. You attend the event at your own risk. The organisers accept no responsibility and are not liable for any harm caused to an individual on the festival site during the event. The organisers accept no responsibility and are not liable for any damage to or theft of personal property at the event.
If you have particular needs surrounding access, please contact the Midsummer Groove team firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can facilitate a barrier-free weekend of fun for you.
You can bring your own alcohol to the festival - however, glass is banned. If you're a cheeky so-and-so and sneak it in, it will be confiscated; this is to protect you, your friends and the beautiful countryside we are lucky enough to party in.
There will be chilled alcohol served at A Midsummer Night's Cream bar at these unbelievably good prices:
Lager cans: £2
Cider cans: £2
Craft ale cans: £3.50
Pale ale pints: £3.90
Gin + mixer: £2.50 (single)
Vodka + mixer: £2.50 (single)
There is a zero tolerance policy on bad behaviour. We want Midsummer Groove to be a safe space for everyone. This means enjoying yourself, but never at the expense of others. We're taking it upon ourselves to make sure everyone is safe and happy.
“Check yourself before you wreck yourself.”
We'd like to emphasise that the festival is founded on collaboration and mutual respect. We want Midsummer Groove to be a safe space for everyone, no matter how you identify. We have a zero tolerance policy on racist, homophobic, sexist, misogynistic, discriminatory and violent behaviour. Any one who is found compromising this safe space will be removed from the site by security. You can approach any steward (in high vis) to report an incident or if you need assistance in any way.
If you see anything that bothers you, tell us. You can find one of the stewards in high-vis jackets with ‘Groover’ written on their back or go to the welfare tent if you are concerned about anyone or anything.
You'll be able to camp in the designated field next to the music field, and nowhere else. There will be clear signage to help you. Please take all your belongings with you at the end of the weekend, and make sure your rubbish is put into the bins provided.
Open fires are not allowed. You may use a BBQ as long as it’s raised above the ground. Any BBQs that are found cooking directly on the ground will be extinguished and confiscated. There will be a firepit in the courtyard for your thermal enjoyment.
The bar will be a cashless affair!
Please ensure you have a contactless payment method or a chip and pin card to buy drinks at the bar.
HOWEVER, there will be pay-as-you-feel workshops and a number of other small items you can pay for with cash, so please bring a little of physical cash to see you through the weekend.
If you have less than 3 people in your car you will also need to pay a £10 fee in cash which will be donated to a carbon off-setting charity.
You'll need your unique reference code and photo ID (passport, bank card or driving license) to get into the festival. We can't make exceptions to this rule.
This is an over 18s only event.
First aid is provided in the welfare tent, located in Penny Paddock field. You can ask any steward in high vis with ‘groover’ on their back to assist you with first aid.
There will be no camp shop on site, so please bring all the necessary supplies to cook your own food. There will be a small selection of food stalls to choose from over the weekend.
Shepton Mallet is the nearest place to do a proper shop. There's also a small shop in Bruton, where the nearest train station is located.
The welfare tent is located in Penny Paddock field, in the I'm OK, You're Ok tent. They will be able to provide information, first aid, or just a hug.
If you no longer want to attend, we might be able to transfer your place to someone else and give your donation back. We can't guarantee this though.
Contact us to discuss getting a refund: email@example.com
Please make use of the ample rubbish facilities around the festival site. If you're caught littering you run the risk of being removed from the site.
Remember, everyone working at the festival is a volunteer, and probably also your friend. Any rubbish you leave will have to be cleared by them, in their own time.
Please enter into the spirit of the festival and help us keep the site clean.
There will be daily rewards for the tidiest campsites!
A £10 rubbish bond will be collected at the gate, and returned when a full bag of rubbish is returned at the end of the festival.
There will be portable toilets and indoor toilets on site. We request that boys use the urinals for their number ones to free up the cubicles.
Indoors there will be a mixed-gender toilet and a women-only toilet. The mixed toilets do contain a urinal.
Please let a steward know if toilet roll is required in any of the toilets.
Travel - we’ll send you the exact details closer to the time of the festival.
Cars - Parking is free if you bring a full car of people (3 people or more). If your car has less than 3 people iit'll be £10 to park. We're doing this to make sure we can fit all the cars on site but also: the environment, people.
Trains - The nearest train station is Bruton - you can get there from Bristol in 1 hour 13 minutes. It's a 15 minute taxi ride from Bruton train station to the festival site.
The welfare tent is located in Penny Paddock in the I'm OK, You're Ok tent. They will be able to provide information, first aid, a hug and much more.
If you or someone else needs help of any kind, find a steward in a high-vis jackets with 'Groover' written on their back.. They will be sober and have been briefed on what to do in emergencies. Please do not attempt to help someone who requires medical attention yourself, always get a steward.