Welcome to 2017!
In the depths of winter, the festival organisers Rich & Mags have been busy ensuring this year’s festival will be the best yet. We’ve been auditioning bands, checking upgrades to the site & grounds, updating the website, considering menu options and quality checking the beer & cider to make sure all is up to the high standards you’ve all come to expect.
The dates of the festival are confirmed as 13th – 16th July 2017. The location is unchanged from the past two years: Bulphan Village Hall, Church Road, Bulphan, Essex, RM14 3RU.
Ticket prices have been maintained at 2016 prices. This is challenging, as the uncertainty in the currency exchange rates impacts directly on the cost of bringing top international acts to the UK, as we have tried to do. However, with careful planning, we are holding advance ticket prices at £45 for a weekend ticket. As this includes camping, all concerts, workshops and evening jams, this represents fantastic value for money.
Continuing our efforts to bring the best international Bluegrass bands to the UK & Essex in particular, we have some fantastic bands this year, including G-Runs & Roses and the Hot Rock Pilgrims. Check out the band page for more details. Of course, there will be your hosts, the Chadwell HillBillies, along with many others. Watch out for further annoucements here and on our Facebook page.
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More information coming soon, but to whet your appetite, here’s a list of some of the confirmed bands for