SherstonFest IS BACK!…… sort of!

After 2 years away from our original site in Sherston we are coming home for a “Baby Boondocks” festival in 2017.

All the great stuff you have come to expect from The Boondocks Festival all wrapped up in a mini version for the Sherston site.


Its Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of July and tickets are now on sale here and in the post office stores in Sherston.

So – 2 day music festival, in the sunshine, in Sherston…. whats not to like?!!



Boondocks Festival – What *YOU* Need To Do *RIGHT NOW* ……..

…..  if you want it to go ahead that is …?BoondocksDefinition

Looks like a lot of people didn’t quite get the “Kickstarter” concept (including SFHQ if we are honest 🙂 ) …..   so to keep it really simple, if you want the Boondocks Festival to go ahead next summer then

  1. click here……  right now (later may be too late!)
  2. pledge to buy a ticket (or as many as you want)
  3. or just make a donation (some people have donated significantly more than the ticket value)

and that’s it ……   If enough people do this by 1 December it’s game on! Boondocks Festival comes to Malmesbury July 17th and 18th 2015!
For info there is lots of stuff about how Kickstarter campaigns work here but in a nutshell….

  • Kickstarter is a way of working out if people are up for an idea… in this case a really cool little music festival
  • you can pledge whatever you want to to support the idea…  and in this case if you pledge say £60 you also get a couple of free tickets
  • no money is actually taken until campaign ends (in this case 1 December)
  • if the campaign doesn’t make it’s target (in this case £30k… which is the basic cost of putting it on) then no money is taken at all and the organisers have to then decide if they want to carry on with the idea…  given it hasn’t had the support they expected….

So there you go… we are now all experts on Kickstarters 🙂

Big Love From SFHQx


You Know We Said There Was No SherstonFest in 2015…. Well…..

….. well there isn’t (boooo) BUT…. we have great news (hooray!!)

Your SFHQ team are joining forces with the folks who bring you Malmesbury Acoustic Sessions, Malmesbury Rocks Nights, Malmesbury Comedy Nights and even bits of FieldView Festival and WOMAD to bring you ….. (*fanfare* )…..The Boondocks Festival 2015 – BUT ONLY IF  you let us know you want it…. and sharpish!!  Read on to find out how!!


Watch the video to find out more…..

What is Boondocks?  Well it’s gonna be a lot like SherstonFest, with a dollop of Malmesbury Acoustic, a sliver or 2 of Malmesbury Rocks, a hint of FieldView and just the essence of WOMAD (well we are hoping to borrow their flags again anyway 🙂 )  – so that’s cool, chilled, family friendly, fantastic music, great food, local beers and ciders… the whole SherstonFest she-bang… just well,  “more”..

When is Boondocks?  17th and 18th of July 2015.

Where is Boondocks? On the Foxley road out of Malmesbury, just opposite Foxley Nurseries.  So the good folks of Sherston can be there in about 15 mins on their bikes down some quiet country lanes and the good folks of Malmesbury can walk from town in 10 to 15 mins (but you can also drive and camp right on the site)

How Can YOU Make Sure It Actually Happens? Its going to be a bit bigger than SherstonFest (but still “Boutique”) so we are running a “Kickstarter” funding campaign, mainly to see if people are up for it  – so if you go and “pledge” £30 on kickstarter when it looks like we have enough pledges to put it on (about 30 grand *gulp* ) your 30 quid will magically have bought you a (cheap) full weekend ticket including camping… simples!!

So to make it happen just go here and do the do  – you put up 30 quid, we put in 9 months of blood, sweat and tears and lo….  Boondocks is born!

BUT you only have a month to do this (you have to put a time limit on Kickstarters) … so if by the beginning of December there isn’t enough pledged to make it happen…. then sadly it won’t …  🙁

How excited are we…. ?  Hope you are too!!

Big BIG Love from SFHQ

PS…. Why “Boondocks”…..  well we are kinda gently tacking the Micky out of ourselves 🙂  As the oxford dictionary has it…..

Rough or isolated country:this place is out in the boondocks, you’ll never get here by bus


mmmm … actually we might put a shuttle bus on 🙂


That’s All Folks…….

stage shotAll 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

allThere is no SherstonFest in 2015…..  but stay tuned for other interesting announcements…..  mmmmmmm   – ’till then

Big BIG love from all at SFHQ


Full Programme Of Stuff Published…. Including England- Italy Match Report…!

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

Friday and Sat PM Programme

Sat Night 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