All over for another year … waaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy to many people to say thank you to for making it happen right now – but you know who you are and will get your rewards in heaven, if not the pub!!
Sun, cider great music, great friends…. take me now my life is complete !!
Post your pics on FB and tag away….. millions already here we’ll do ours once we have finished lugging stuff out of the field
There is no SherstonFest in 2015….. but stay tuned for other interesting announcements….. mmmmmmm – ’till then
Big BIG love from all at SFHQ
This is what’s crack-a-lakin’…. gonna be huge… full details of what’s happening over the weekend are below.
Also note that the football kicks off at 11pm on Sat (cunningly just as the music ends… if you tip Sepp Blatter a fiver and he’ll do whatever you want) - but in case you CBA here is the match report…
“The first hour is dull as ditch-water. On 60 mins Italy toe-poke a streaky winner in… we then spend 30 mins lobbing in 40 yard diagonal crosses wondering why our midget strikers can’t get on the end of them. The boys are gutted but Roy is not panicking and we are still taking it one game at a time.”
So no rush… have another cider…
Friday and Sat PM Programme
Sat Night Programme
Friday 13th June
- Campsite opens 3pm
- Arena opens 6pm
- First band on about 6:30 pm
- Music ends 11pm
- Bar closes 11:45pm
- Arena closes midnight
Saturday 14th June
- Senors preview at 11 am
- Kids choir on stage noon
- First band on about 12:35pm
- Music ends 11pm
- Bar closes 11:45pm
- Arena closes midnight
Sunday 15th June
- Feel free to come down and help clear up from 10 am!!
- Campsite closes @ 2pm
We are very excited about the Friday programme for this years SherstonFest – more bands on more stages only tells half the story…. what a line up!
Stony Browder Jr - are headlining the main stage on Friday. We came across these guys at a couple of festivals last year and they just blew us away every time. Driven by Fieldview Festival head honcho Dan Cameron, you have to love a band that turns up with their own palm trees in the transit! Kinda “Latino Funk” (unsurprising seeing as it’s fronted by 2 of Kid Creole’s sons) with a wicked sense of humour and just about the tightest band we have heard in a very long time. (Friday, Arena Stage)
Bite The Buffalo - Are our headliners on Friday night on the Malmesbury Rocks Stage. Bath residents but “not from round ‘ere” by the sound of the accent… raw rock with just a hint of country from the Goneos brothers. Stand out hit of the BBC Introducing stage @ last years Glastonbury - and anyway if it’s good enough for Robert Plant to put on his line up, it’s good enough for us (Friday, Malmesbury Rocks Stage)
But there’s more - Too Many T’s - Firmly tongue in cheek hip-hop – anyone who can start their set with “It’s just a mic check, this isn’t part of the set” is good enough for us!! Been killing it at festivals throughout the country in 2013… medallions and fur coats at the ready? Lets party…! (Friday, Arena Stage)
Back over on the Malmesbury Rocks stage you’ll find The Darwin Republic - rock gods in the making, managed by Snow Patrol’s original team… destined for great things (Friday, Malmesbury Rocks Stage)
Add into the mix the City Boys take on some classic covers and and slightly prog rock vibe from the The Hat Club and the night is destined for epic status.
And luckily for you there are still tickets available for Friday.. not many… but some…. and at only a tenner for all of this why wouldn’t you??
See you Friday 13th of June…. Friday 13th, what could possibly go wrong!?
SFHQ is tres excited to announce that reggae masters King Solomon will be playing a set at this years SherstonFest (Main Stage Saturday 14th June).
Nurdy points if you can tell us where the shot was taken… Robert Plant fans may have an advantage…
They were on our wishlist right from the start but it looked like it wasn’t going to happen. Then madam Director Of Programming went to bed one night and wished on a ragamuffin star and lo…. their other gig fell through (any rumors about us torching any venues should be ignored…).
Deadlock plating workshops are an optional extra…
So grab your self a cheeky cider, stretch out on the parched grass in the warm summer sun and let the laid back sounds of Jamaica just wash over you…. yeah ok the lads might be from Cheltenham… but the music isn’t!! Saturday and weekend tickets are sold out but some Fridays are still available here…. Till June my lovelies… Big Love from SFHQx
– But I DO look 15 don’t I?
Friday night was originally a “no under 14′s” night (can’t remember why but it must have been a good idea at some point!). Anyway lots of folk have said “I’d love to come on Friday but every babysitter in a 50 mile radius is in the festival…” doh! never thought of that!
– Mate – it’s OK – we can get in!!
Anyhooo…. the good news is that if you want to bring the kids on Friday then go for it…. and even better they get in FREE (if with a ticket carrying adult – adults are over 18 btw!).
Sorted right?…. not quite… so you have bought a Saturday because you can’t get a sitter… now you want to go on Friday?
Way ahead of you there sister… we have added a “Weekend Upgrade” ticket so that if you already have a Saturday ticket you can add a Friday to it… for a fiver!!
– A FIVER??! you sure… sounds like a scam..
And for that fiver you get some cracking music… Stoney Browder Jr are…. simply… one of the best live bands I have ever seen (and I’ve seen a few!). Latino Funk that is soooooo tight that even the lashing June rain can’t seep in, Too Many T’s are not only the best rhymer’s in the biz they are also a complete hoot, Bite the Buffalo took the BBC stage at Glasto by storm last year… and so on… for a fiver!!
Just remember to bring both your Saturday ticket AND your Weekend Upgrade on Friday and you are sorted!!
Big Love from SFHQx
Tickets for Friday night are still available but Saturday tickets have now sold out (wahey!!)
Andy just realised he’d forgotten to get his tickets….
At the time of writing there were a couple of weekends left on the web site and in the post office (and you might find the odd one in the hands of our truly epic ticket sellers!!).
As I said Friday tickets are still available (and from the Post Office and ticket sellers) at the laughable price of £10 – but other than that we’ll see you in June!!
Big Love from SFHQx
So 20+ bands on 2 stages with craft beers, traditional cider, a full kids programme and food from 4 corners of the world not enough for you then…. need something to expand your horizons? Well step right up madam and take in a workshop or a showcase!
– Make you own model of Saturn..?
To work off your 3rd burrito you might want to hook up with our chums at Wiltshire Hula Hoop Dancers and get the low down on how to do it like a pro..
There will be workshops for you to learn and showcases to see how it should be done on Friday and Saturday. No need to book – just sign up on the day. Kids and grown-ups alike will love it!
– Lemmie hit stuff!!
Wanna hit sh!t? Sign up for a session learning how to play some hot Samba rhythms – big drums/little drums we got ‘em all - the guys at Pulse4Life will be teaching you how to do it - bring the kids too and let them wear themselves out hitting something other than their siblings for a change…..
– There has to be easier ways of tying your shoe lace?
Want to work out how to spin on your head or do a back somersault ? Well check out the Mintey Breakers Dance Crew on Friday night – scares me to death just watching… don’t try this at home as they say!!
– OK mine doesn’t look like this…. but I have had 3 burritos?
Now I’ve go one, and you’ve got one…. but can yours dance? No? Well here’s a chance to see how its done when Aziza Bellydance wiggle their wobbly bits in a series of demonstrations. It’s actually a great way of keeping fit too – so if you want to sign up for classes there will be info on how to sign up.
So music, dance, food, learn stuff, hit stuff, drink stuff… anything else I can get you….
Big Love from SFHQx…..
We are almost done on Saturday only tickets. Pretty much everyone I meet says “yes I’m going” …. but mon amis, if you don’t have tickets then pretty soon you aren’t – not on Saturday anyway?!! They aren’t all gone just yet – there are a few here, and if you are local the Post Office might have some, as might our ticket sellers… and if you are at Malmesbury School then the Street Team might have a few too. But not many and not for long… so crack on is the best advice I can give you right now! More breaking news as it happens folks!! SFHQx
Yer ’tis….. the SF2014 music line up – and as ever it brings to this sleepy little corner of the Cotswolds “the best in contemporary British music” for your delectation and delight! ……. ’tis a belter!!
Click image for hi res version
Way too many highlights to call out just now but you can click the image below to see a hi res version of the line up poster in glorious technicolor or check them out on YouTube etc,,, via our handy alphabetic list below….
Our Handy Alphabetic Lineup List
- Ami Kaelyn - we love Ami…. beautiful voice, haunting songs – and just for us, a band set rather than a solo set (Saturday, Malmesbury Acoustic Stage)
- Billy In The Low Ground - fiddle fueled, hi-octane folk rock…. you will be dancing… (Saturday, Malmesbury Acoustic Stage)
- Bite The Buffalo - Bath residents but “not from round ‘ere” by the sound of the accent… raw rock with just a hint of country from the Goneos brothers. Stand out hit of the BBC Introducing stage @ last years Glastonbury - and anyway if it’s good enough for Robert Plant to put on his line up, it’s good enough for us (Friday, Malmesbury Rocks Stage)
- Coco And The Butterfields - what can we say, dreadlocks, fiddles, beatboxers and …er…. Nelly covers?! You kinda have to see it… party time! (Saturday, Arena Stage)
- Frankie Lebon - just 17, beautiful, a talented songwriter and the most evocative female voice we’ve heard in many a long year…. your are allowed to be jealous… we are…. (Saturday, Malmesbury Acoustic Stage)
- Fresh Dixie Project - Managed by the guy with the mad hair from last years headliners Electric Swing Circus, it’s kinda jazz… no come back! ‘cos its kinda rock too… no come back … it’s not “jazz-rock” obviously… again you have just got to see it to get it (Saturday, Arena Stage)
- Henry Green - local boy done good! Fresh from his support slot for London Grammar and his Ronnie Scott’s show with a new line up in his band… we are lovin’ it. (Saturday, Arena Stage)
- Killamonjambo - semi naked young men playing hi energy ska/reggae/dub. Killer horn section, just get your skank on and party! (Saturday, Arena Stage)
- Maya Yianni - “Little Maya” (aka Little Liar) is as smooth as our local pocket rocket Jamie Cullum with similar smooth jazz overtones delivering her brilliantly crafted very personal songs. Sit back in the summer sun with a nice cider and let her warm soulful vocals wrap you up and carry you away. (Saturday, Arena Stage)
- Moscow Drug Club - if you didn’t catch them at WOMAD last year then here’s your chance. Best fun you can have sitting down (they do… sit down that is…). Sort of eastern European folk… that somehow ends up with a Mary Hopkins based sing-a-long. Not entirely sure how that happens but it’s epic! (Saturday, Malmesbury Acoustic Stage)
- Sam Green and The Midnight Heist - only had to look at the smiling faces at SF13 to realise that these guys had to come back for SF14… bluegrass slide guitar but with enough energy to power a small town! (Saturday, Arena Stage)
- Showhawk Duo - instrumental guitar duo..? How boring is that….? You haven’t seen ‘em then have you? Bohemian Rhapsody? as an instrumental? on guitars….. madness – brilliant, but mad! (Saturday, Malmesbury Acoustic Stage)
- Stony Browder Jr - driven by Fieldview Festival head honcho Dan Cameron, you have to love a band that turns up with their own palm trees in the transit! Kinda “Latino Funk” (unsurprising seeing as it’s fronted by Kid Creole’s sons) with a wicked sense of humour and just about the tightest band we have heard in a very long time. (Friday, Arena Stage)
- The City Boys - we like to give up and coming local artists a chance @ SF, and they don’t come much more local than these guys…. (Friday, Arena Stage)
- The Darwin Republic - rock gods in the making, managed by Snow Patrol’s original team… destined for great things (Friday, Malmesbury Rocks Stage)
- The Hat Club - the other of our local artist show case acts… Chippenham based, female fronted alt- (almost prog-?) rock… one to watch (Friday, Malmesbury Rocks Stage)
- The Long Players - you have to love this concept… pick a seminal album and just play it… start to finish, in the right order, even including the crackles at the end… genius! (Saturday, Malmesbury Acoustic Stage)
- The Sherston Village People - ’nuff said…. no really, ’nuff said…. move on! (Saturday, Arena Stage)
- Too Many T’s - Firmly tongue in cheek hip-hop – anyone who can start their set with “It’s just a mic check, this isn’t part of the set” is good enough for us!! Been killing it at festivals throughout the country in 2013… medallions and fur coats at the ready? Lets party…! (Friday, Arena Stage)
Say wah..?? Wassa Street Team? Well mon petite chou these folks need to be your best friends… because they have tickets for the best little festival in the Cotswolds and you can buy them…. from the team….. on the street….. so they are the err…. the street team!!
Bethany Wakeham, CJ Egerton, Frankie Le-Bon, Rex Charman, Franie Vincent and Alex Wakeham
Tickets also available from Sherston PO and here