DIZZEE RASCAL AND EVERYTHING EVERYTHING
TO HEADLINE BLISSFIELDS 2016:
Sunday Times’ top 6 “Best Of The Fests” 2015
Guardian No #2 “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
Tesco‘s “Top Ten Festivals For Toddlers” 2015
Drunken Werewolf – “Editor’s Choice” 2015
Hostel World – Top 12 Alternative Festivals 2015
Festival Kidz – Gold Award Winner 2015
Vita Student‘s no 2 festival of 2015
Forge Today – Best Of The 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
WINNER: “Unique Festival Arena” at the 2015 Association Of Independent Festivals Awards
Blissfields is pleased to announce the headline acts of its 2016 “House Party” themed summer event as grime-pop legend DIZZEE RASCAL and double top-10 charting electronic rock band EVERYTHING EVERYTHING. They’re joined by RONI SIZE, SUNDARA KARMA, JONES, DUB PISTOLS, BEANS ON TOAST, MOLOTOV JUKEBOX, TOO MANY T’S, and SERIAL KILLAZ with over a hundred more live acts and DJs across a variety of stages still to unveil. Tickets are on sale now viablissfields.co.uk for the June 30th to July 2nd event in Hampshire.
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 the tree-lined estate of Vicarage Farm, it’s time to go old school and take over the palace for one ultimate weekend party. Bring your sleeping bag, togas, PJs and mixtapes to the biggest house party of 2016 – featuring the king of all special guests’Dizzee Rascal. Regarded as the godfather of grime, this Mercury Award winning platinum selling crossover artist will see in the House Party vibe in blockbuster style.
Following the release of their second top-10 album “Get To Heaven” last summer, Everything Everything will also be taking on headline duties on the newly christened Manor Stage for the intimate 5,000 capacity Blissfields crowd this July. Mercury Award winning DnB pioneer Roni Size with Dynamite MC will also join the bill, alongside some guaranteed summer highlights Sundara Karma, Jones and longtime Blissfields favorites Dub Pistols and Beans On Toast.
Blissfields has always celebrated the intimate party spirit and this year it’s going all out with itsBIGGEST TOP SECRET ART INSTALLATION EVER, creating an onteractive 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 Hampshire arena where legend has it; it never rains.
Channelling the spirit of National Lampoons and Dr. Frank N. Furter via the Bratpack, 1990’s and Skins, Blissfields will smudge the eras into the party at the end of the universe. Blissfields favourite and now AIF Award winning HIDDEN HEDGE area is celebrating the occasion by going even more overboard than before… crash-landing its Boeing cockpit installation into a new VJ stage, as SERIAL KILLAZ top their music bill.
The BLISSCOTHEQUE double decker Routemaster bus will be taking a mix of the old school and freshest urban performers til dawn, accompanied as always by a loaded cocktail bar.
The festival within a festival for little Blissfieldians and their families, ANGEL GARDENS is back in 2016 programming a non-stop multi venue experience for any age. In 2015 Grandmaster Flash turned up to scratch with kids as part of a DJ workshop… this year, who knows!
The CRAFT AREA and an all new and re-thought A-Z ARENA will be hosting immersive and hands-on activities across the weekend, with some theatrical twists while THE LARCH is also getting a makeover with a later run time to include a silent disco.
For the first time in the festival’s history Blissfields have teamed up with an agency to host a special ‘takeover’ of the big top on Thursday night. For one night only, the festival will welcome ‘The NOW Stage’ that will be hosted and curated by the independent bookings and management agency, This Is Now, who will stage performances from Molotov Jukebox, Too Many T’s, Son Of Dave and more, as part of their programme to kick Blissfields off in style. Thursday tickets are available when booking weekend passes.
A house party is nothing without the guests – so come and build this utopian cathedral with us. The final few Tier 1 Tickets are on sale now via www.blissfields.co.uk with Tier 2 then becoming available.
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, Charli XCX, John Grant, The Horrors, London Grammar, Simian Mobile Disco, Mystery Jets, Jake Bugg, Ben Howard, Tune-Yards, Bondax, Nick Mulvey, and Passenger, the festival has already set itself out as a tastemaker event for breaking the biggest home grown and international acts.
The family friendly festival for forward thinking music fans will be inviting many of its collaborators back this 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.
It’s without doubt the most ambitious Blissfields yet, and still only 5,000 capacity.
2016 Music Line Up
Full list of music guests confirmed for 2016: Beans On Toast, Blushed, Dizzee Rascal, Dub Pistols, Deadproud, Everything Everything, Ethan Ash, Fervent, Frankie Forman, Hey Charlie, Jones, Molotov Jukebox, Mary Miss Fairy, Mini Da Minx, Morgan Hislop, Naina, One Step Too Late, Ønly, Roni Size, Serial Killaz, Sundara Karma, Sam Brothers, Shorebitch, Son Of Dave, Too Many T’s, The Church, The Diamond Age, The Great One, Unattached, Will Varley
Ticket Information: Tier 1 (NEARLY SOLD OUT)
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.