With two weeks to go… we thought we’d tell you about some of the evening entertainment we’ve lined up!
For music lovers…
Friday – The Stanford Hill Mob
The World’s greatest “Gaelicana” band playing OUTLAW with Attitude! Raised in deepest darkest Birmingham the Boys and Gals went their own separate ways for a decade or two then were thrown together one forgettable Monday three years ago and have taken the festival scene by storm . The Stanford Hill Mob consists of 5 musical persons of an experienced drinking age. Blending Gaelic influence bone shaking music with cider and Buckie to create that perfect mix!
John “Banjo Man” Hill shared a stage with Robert Plant. Chris “six string picker” shared a stage with Wishbone Ash, Climax Blues Band and Tony McPhee. Stevie “the Kilted Bass” Barr shared a stage with Pretty Things and Nicky “Harp Queen” Facchino shared something dodgy with Shane McGowan of the Pogues. Singer Rob “HELL” Bent joined the band bringing more attitude to the already mixed up drunken style and together the perfect cocktail of OUTLAW MUSIC was born- so fill up your glasses, take off your clothes and git-on-down to see Birmingham’s Greatest – The Stanford Hill Mob ………
Saturday – The Silver Thistle Ceilidh Band
On Saturday evening we will be holding our first ever Bushcraft Ceilidh in the camp! We’ve invited top Ceilidh band Silver Thistle, who will get an absolute stonker of a party going in the arena. They’re bringing some top musicians and a caller, so there’s no excuse for not having a dance!
With well over 1000 gigs under their collective belts, Silver Thistle’s players are masters of the upbeat ceilidh party. Katherine, Alexander and Phil all have a wealth of experience performing traditional and classical music across Europe at top festivals and major concert venues from The Barbican to Disneyland Paris, from Sheffield Cathedral to Sidmouth Folk Festival.
Sunday – The Rain Dogs
The Raindogs are a six-piece band based in Derby in the East Midlands. They play an eclectic mix of covers and originals; uplifting, melodious and melancholic in equal measure. Sublime vocals supported by a heady mix of drums, bass, acoustic and electric guitars and saxophone all topped off with sumptuous three-part harmonies and an occasional glockenspiel solo.
From Neil Young to Nick Cave, from Tom Waits to The Doors, from Elbow to The Beatles, there’s something for everyone, especially if they like to stray off the beaten track…
Something for the pyromaniacs…
On Saturday evening you’ll be able to watch a bunch of brave bushcrafters take of their socks* to head bare foot across burning hot coals!
Better still, for a very reasonable fee you can walk yourself!
*we’ll have to be brave too!
On Saturday and Sunday evenings we will be treated to awe-inspiring fire-performances by Clansman Fire.
We missed the Clansman Fire team last year, and can’t wait for what they’ve promised will be their biggest and best shows yet!
Something for the kids…
Last year our cinema jurte was a great success with the kids! We’ve teamed up with Warner Brothers to screen Scooby Doo! Camp Scare on Saturday and Sunday evenings, and will be serving free popcorn.
This will be available to book for a £1 charity donation to allow us to manage spaces in the jurte.
We’re pleased to announce that bedtime stories will now take place on all three evenings! These will be hosted by different story-tellers, with the Wild Man of the woods hosting one of the evenings.
Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided, with a charity box for an optional donation.