2016 THEME ANNOUNCED: “HOUSE PARTY”
FIRST TIER TICKETS ON SALE NOW
NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED
XMAS PARTY CONFIRMED
Sunday Times’ top 6 “Best Of The Fests” 2015
No #2 on Guardian’s “Festival Checklist” 2015
Radio Times “Top 20 Festivals” 2015
The Mirror’s “Top Ten Family Festivals” 2015
Stylist’s Best Festivals of 2015
The Telegraph’s “Best UK Music Festivals” 2015
Mumsnet’s “Best Family Festivals of 2015”
BT‘s “9 Coolest Festivals” 2015
Festival Kidz – Gold Award Winner 2015
Drunken Werewolf – “Editor’s Choice” 2015
Tesco‘s “Top Ten Festivals For Toddlers” 2015
Hostel World – Top 12 Alternative Festivals 2015
Vita Student‘s no 2 festival of 2015
Forge Today – Best Of The Festivals 2015
Cottages 4 You – “Must See Music Festivals 2015”
Base London‘s “9 Best Festivals” 2015
Term Dates Blog – Best Family Festivals 2015
Boom Magazine – Top 7 International Festivals 2015
Festival Calendar – “Top 20 Festivals” 2015
Festivalmag – “Top Family Friendly Festivals” 2015
WINNER: “Unique Festival Arena” at the 2015 Association Of Independent Festivals Awards
Blissfields is pleased to confirm dates for its 2016 main event in Woodmancott, Hampshire, returning for its 16th year on July 1st and 2nd with a “HOUSE PARTY” theme. Tier 1 tickets are on sale now via blissfields.co.uk from £85 for an adult pass, alongside tickets for a one-off Christmas Party. First music acts to be announced early 2016.
Your inner child has been given the keys to Blissfields – under one condition – you absolutely have to throw a party. From the soul basement of Animal House to a gunging at Crinkly Bottom, from student digs to country estates, it’s time to go old school and take over the palace for one ultimate weekend party. Bring your sleeping bag, PJs and mixtapes to the biggest house party of 2015.
Blissfields has always celebrated the intimate party spirit and this year it’s going all out with its biggest art installation ever, creating a festival site like they’ve never done before. Blissfields will be hosting slumber parties, garage raves, retro living room discos, and so much more alongside its usual music programme, sprawled across a stunning tree-lined site at Vicarage Farm in Hampshire.
Channelling the spirit of National Lampoons and Dr. Frank N. Furter via the Bratpack, 1990’s and Skins, they’ll smudge the eras into the party at the end of the universe. It’s the end of the world as we know it, but we feel fine.
A house party is nothing without the guests – so come and build this utopian cathedral with us. Don’t forget your toothbrush.
Blissfields has reached out into the rafters of the cosmos inviting sold-outs crowds to its small but perfectly formed, 5,000 capacity, tree-lined mini wilderness in the Hampshire countryside since 2001.
With previous acts including Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, Sam Smith, Bastille, Clean Bandit, Years & Years, Jake Bugg, Ben Howard and Charli XCX, the festival promises another attentive, intelligent programme for 2016 with the first musical guests confirmed very early 2016.
The family friendly festival for forward thinking music fans will be inviting many of its collaborators back next year including the 2015 AIF Winners’ The Hidden Hedge, who claimed the award for most “Unique Festival Arena” of the year. Once again they’ll be building a dystopia within utopia.
Then as always there will be hand-picked artisan food stalls, ales, an award-winning mini festival tailor made for kids and families, a brand new interactive area, games arena, five stages of live music, and some more top-secret additions.
It’s without doubt the most ambitious Blissfields yet, and still only 5,000 capacity.
Blissfields is also back for a one-off seasonal celebration in its Winchester home The King Charles on 19th December with some friends in tow. You’ll be welcomed by a Happy Hour from 7pm, festive games, and a garden rum party with DJs. Tickets for the event are on sale now via king-charles.co.uk.
The internationally acclaimed multi instrumentalist rhythm & blues performer Son Of Dave will headline with a highly individual bonfire of dust-gazing beat-boxing and harmonica melodies. Rap duo Too Many T’s join him, serving up a clash of classic hip-hop, bottomless beats and modern pop accents to create an energetic stage production that will round off the ultimate end of term party.
Ticket Information: Tier 1
Weekend Adult (17yrs +): £85.00 + £5 Rubbish Bond + Booking Fee £5.45
Weekend Youth (10-16yrs): £60.00 + £5 Rubbish Bond + Booking Fee £5.45
Weekend Child (under 10yrs): Free No Booking Fee (nominal fee of 1p)
Weekend Family Ticket (2 Adult/2 Youth): £270.00 + £20 Rubbish Bond Deposit + Booking Fee £21.80
Weekend 10 Adult tickets for the price of 9: £765.00 + £50 Rubbish Bond Deposit + Booking Fee £54.50
Rubbish Bond is fully refundable at the festival see here for details. All the above include camping Friday and Saturday nights, for Thursday camping and entertainment you must purchase the additional pass.
Thursday Pass: £18. Only valid for camping in conjunction with a weekend ticket. 9 years and under free.
Posh Wash Pass: £10. Upgrade to showers and “proper” toilets. One pass/person, pass needed for all ages.
Live in Vehicle Pass: £40 For caravans and camper-vans, per vehicle.
Car Park Pass: £10 One required per vehicle, re-entry allowed.
Shuttle Bus Pass: £5 Return Pass for Shuttle Bus from Micheldever Station to the festival site.
ONCE TIER 1 TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT, prices will increase to Tier 2 pricing.