A FESTIVAL FOR FRIENDS, BY FRIENDS
Midsummer Groove is an intimate weekend of music and fun, bound together by a philosophy of collaboration and respect, to be experienced by a few hundred people.
We're bringing in artists from the deep pool of talent in our friendship group and also from further afield. Expect a wide variety of genres to satisfy your musical soul.
The music will be centred around The Barn stage, with other spaces to explore around the site to match your mood, whether it be chilled out or curious. 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, no advertising, no profit-making.
There will be groove.
Friday: 14:00 - 06:00
Saturday: 14:00 - 06:00
Stay tuned for the lineup of artists playing at the festival - we're looking forward to revealing them throughout the build-up to the party!
The afternoon slots will feature bands from Bristol and London, playing a wide variety of genres on our two stages: The Barn and A Midsummer Night's Cream. From 11pm there will be DJs playing The Barn until 6am (and maybe beyond...).
Around the festival there will be other musical happenings over the course of the weekend for you to explore and discover.
This is a private event. You will be asked to provide your unique invitation code before you can donate and get full details about the event.
For a donation of £60 you'll receive the address of the site and a wristband that will give you access to the festival site, as well as an opportunity to refer a friend when we reopen donations at a later date.
We'll be closing donations when we reach the maximum capacity of the site. If you haven’t donated by this point you won’t be able to come, so don't leave it too late to donate!
Your invitation code is linked to your name. You'll be asked to provide your invitation code and ID (passport or driving license) when you arrive at the festival gate. Please ensure the name you give us matches the name on your ID.
Any money received via donation 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).
Please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and unique invitation code to secure your place at the festival.
If you're not sure you can spare the full cost right now, let us know. We have payment plan tickets available, so no friends have to miss out!
This is a private music event. Guests come at their own risk. The organisers take no responsibility for the loss or damage of property on the site or during the event. The event is covered by public liability insurance.
If you have particular needs surrounding access, please contact the Midsummer Groove team email@example.com to discuss how we can facilitate a barrier-free weekend of fun for you.
There's no limit on the amount of alcohol you can bring in, but plastic only please - glass is banned. If you're a cheeky so-and-so and sneak it in, it will be confiscated. This is to protect you and the site we are on. There will be alcohol served at A Midsummer Night's Cream bar at unbelievably good prices.
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.”
If you behave in an antisocial way towards other guests, or refuse to cooperate with the organisers, we’ll ask you to leave. Security will be briefed to not allow you back in.
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.
You'll need cash to buy anything on site (food, drinks etc.). We can't use card readers because there's no reliable internet connection. There will be no cash machine on site. The nearest cash machine is in Shepton Mallet at the Lloyds bank.
You'll need your unique reference code and photo ID (passport or driving license) to get into the festival. The name on the photo ID must match the one on your donation. We can't make exceptions to this rule.
This is an over 18s only event.
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 the A Midsummer Night's Cream 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 in to the spirit of the festival and help us keep the site clean.
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, urinals 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.
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 (4 or more). If your car isn't full it'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 the A Midsummer Night's Cream field, 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.