CHAGSTOCK FESTIVAL 2017
“The Best Little Festival in The South West”
FRIDAY 21st – SATURDAY 22nd JULY 2017
THE SHIRES | SOUL II SOUL
DUB PISTOLS | RAGHU DIXIT
SKINNY LISTER | SLAMBOREE | UNDERCOVER HIPPY
DAISY CLARK | MISTREATED | MR TEA & THE MINIONS
THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND | RISING TIDE
Plus as always, house band New Crisis
many more acts to be announced
CHAGSTOCK 2017 DAY TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Chagstock Festival have announced that day tickets are now on sale for 2017, starting at just £55 per adult, and £40 per youth (aged 12 and up). Accompanied children under 12 are free as always and uniquely, a day ticket also includes one night’s camping.
Friday’s line-up includes Soul II Soul, Raghu Dixit, Slamboree and Undercover Hippy, whilst Saturday features The Shires, Dub Pistols, Skinny Lister, Mr Tea & The Minions, and house band New Crisis (featuring festival organiser Si Ford).
Day and weekend tickets are available now from http://www.chagstock.info/buy-tickets/
Taking place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July, Chagstock Festival will once again showcase the very finest music, food and entertainment from the Westcountry and beyond.
Set in 70 acres of farmland on the edge of Dartmoor, Chagstock is renowned for its stunning location, diverse line-up of artists and non-corporate, family friendly atmosphere. Chagstock showcases the very best music, food and entertainment that the Westcountry and the UK have to offer. Starting life as a small private party, Chagstock has now grown into a major fixture on the Westcountry festival circuit, selling out all 5,000 tickets for the last four years in succession.
Chagstock 2017 is headlined by The Shires and Soul II Soul
Hailing from the Home Counties, The Shires made music history by becoming the first UK country act to score a Top 10 album. The duo are at the forefront of the British country movement and the runaway success of recently released album ‘My Universe’ has made them not just the fastest selling UK country artist ever, but one of the biggest-selling breakthrough UK acts of any genre in recent years.
Soul II Soul need little introduction. Best known for timeless classics ‘Back To Life’ and breakthrough smash hit ‘Keep On Movin’, they’ve sold over 10 million albums, performed live in over 20 countries, and headlined some of the most famous venues in the world. They’ve been recognised throughout their 29-year career, winning 2 Grammies and being nominated for 5 Brits.
Friday night Marquee Stage headliners Slamboree are more than just a collection of musician; they are (almost certainly!) the world’s first ‘Pyro-Circus Rave Massive’ act. Fusing high octane, fire-breathing circus performance with music that can be best described as ‘traditional Balkan folk crossed with full on wobbly bassline rave’, they are not to be missed!
High energy six-piece British folk band Skinny Lister headline Saturday night on the Marquee Stage. They have released three critically acclaimed albums and their infamous live show has blown away audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. In the UK they have performed at virtually every major festival, including Glastonbury and Isle Of Wight, and USA highlights including joining the Vans Warped Tour and appearances at both SXSW and Coachella.
Also featured on the bill is Raghu Dixit, who’s music is a seamless weaving of Indian ethnic folk, Sufi and classical with other traditional and contemporary influences from across the globe. His unique songwriting and vocal delivery have earned him a treasured place in the both the traditional and contemporary Folk & World music scenes.
Led by indefatigable south-Londoner Barry Ashworth, The Dub Pistols have lived every rock ’n’ roll cliché more vividly than almost any other British band. They’ve burned through record labels, band members, and hundreds of thousands of pounds with their heroic devotion to hedonism. Yet they have worked with heroes like The Specials, Busta Rhymes, Madness and Gregory Isaacs and in this, their 20th Anniversary year, they are busier than ever.
CHAGSTOCK 2017 THEME TO BE ‘SPIES AND DOLLS’, IN HONOUR OF ORGANISER SI FORD’S MOTHER, ‘THE ORIGINAL MISS MONYPENNY’ WHO PASSED AWAY LATE LAST YEAR.
Organiser Si Ford writes, “This year, Chagstock will be dedicated to the memory of my dear mother who passed away just before Christmas. It was after all in her back garden that the very first private Chagstock took place back in 2003.
Her maiden name was Monypenny (the derivation of which is a long interesting story of its’ own), and during WWII she joined the WRNS and worked at a satellite branch of Bletchley Park working the code breaking machines. Having signed the Official Secrets Act at the time, she was unable even to tell my father what she had been doing until the 1970s. So in a way she was the original ‘Miss Monypenny’. So with all this in mind, and in her honour, we are going for a theme of Spies & Dolls. We will also be formally re-naming the beer tent will Miss Monypennys’!
WEEKEND CAMPING TICKETS
£90 (Adults), £65 (Youth 12-18)
A Family Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Youths is £270
All weekend tickets include 2 nights of camping and car parking.
FRIDAY DAY TICKETS
£55 (Adults), £40 (Under 18’s), £165 (Family), £65 (Disabled & Carer)
SATURDAY DAY TICKETS
£60 (Adults), £45 (Under 18’s), £175 (Family), £75 (Disabled & Carer)
ALL Day tickets include one night camping.
Accompanied Under 12’s are free (ticket is required).
All tickets available from http://www.chagstock.info/buy-tickets