Daxtonbury Festival

CHRIS KELLY CANCER TRUST

6/7/8 JULY 2018

PODINGTON, NORTH BEDFORDSHIRE

DAXTONBURY FESTIVAL IS A THREE DAY, FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT HELD TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE CHRIS KELLY CANCER TRUST. THE FESTIVAL FEATURES OVER THIRTY LIVE ACTS PLUS DJ SETS AND A CELEBRATION OF COUNTRY ARTS AND CRAFTS . EXPECT THE USUAL RANGE OF FOOD STALLS, BEER TENTS AND PORTABLE TOILETS! PLUS BOUNCY CASTLES, CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING AND MORE!

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

DAXTONBURY IS TOTALLY ABOUT THE CHILL AND THE VIBE. GLASTONBURY IT AIN’T! WE WON’T HAVE RADIOHEAD, ADELE OR (HEAVENS FORBID) KANYE WEST – BUT OUR TICKET PRICES WON’T LEAVE YOU BROKE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR AND OUR LOOS (PROBABLY) WON'T OVERFLOW! WHAT YOU WILL GET IS GREAT MUSIC FROM A WHOLE LOAD OF BANDS YOU WILL WANT TO SEE AGAIN, A SHED LOAD OF NEW FRIENDS AND A GREAT WEEKEND BREATHING THE COUNTRY AIR.

LOCATION

DAXTONBURY FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE ON PRIVATE LAND CLOSE TO THE VILLAGE OF PODINGTON IN NORTH BEDFORDSHIRE. THIS IS A LOW-KEY, LAID-BACK CHARITY EVENT AND TO AVOID THE EXPENSE OF OVERWEIGHT FENCES, SNARLING SECURITY MEN AND UNSIGHTLY GUARD DOGS THE EXACT LOCATION IS KEPT UNDER WRAPS UNTIL YOU PURCHASE YOUR E-TICKET(S). BY USING THIS APPROACH WE AVOID GATECRASHERS, FREE-LOADERS AND MAINTAIN THE FAMILY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE MAKING DAXTONBURY SUCH A BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL.

THE MUSIC

DURING THE COURSE OF THE THREE DAYS OVER THIRTY BANDS WILL APPEAR ON THE MAIN STAGE. THEY HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY CHOSEN TO PROVIDE A MIXTURE OF MUSICAL STYLES FROM COMEDY SKIFFLE TO HEAVY METAL. ALL OUR BANDS ARE EXPERIENCED FESTIVAL ARTISTS BUT ARE APPEARING AT DAXTONBURY FREE TO SUPPORT OUR CHARITIES – FOR WHICH WE THANK THEM UNRESERVEDLY FOR WITHOUT THEM THERE WOULD BE NO FESTIVAL FOR YOU ALL TO ENJOY.

TICKETS

OUR AIM IS TO PROVIDE AN EXCELLENT WEEKEND OF MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT AT A FAMILY-FRIENDLY PRICE WHILST MAKING A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE CHRIS KELLY CANCER TRUST.

WEEKEND AND DAILY ADULT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM OUR DEDICATED ON-LINE TICKET SHOP OR ON THE GATE IF AVAILABLE. ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 ARE FREE AS ARE WELL-BEHAVED DOGS

THE CAMPING

CAMPING IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE FESTIVAL. WE HAVE PLENTY OF ROOM FOR TENTS, AND LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR CAMPER VANS, MOBILE HOMES AND CARAVANS FOR 2017 WE WILL HAVE TWO CAMP SITES – ONE CLOSE TO THE STAGE AND MUSIC AND ALSO A QUIET/FAMILY AREA FURTHER AWAY FROM THE BAR AND DISCO AREA TO AVOID DRINKERS AND DANCERS FROM BEING DISTURBED BY THE SOUND OF CRYING BABIES – AND VICE VERSA!

FOOD AND DRINK

WHILST FESTIVAL GOERS ARE WELCOME TO BRING THEIR OWN FOOD AND DRINK (BUT NO GLASS BOTTLES) THERE WILL BE A RANGE OF FOOD OUTLETS ON SITE OFFERING A RANGE OF HOT FOOD AND DRINKS. WE TRY TO ENSURE THAT ALL OUR VENDORS PROVIDE GOOD QUALITY VEGETARIAN AND NON-VEGETARIAN FOOD AT REASONABLE PRICES.

THE LOVE BOAT

EVERY YEAR, FOR JUST THREE DAYS, THE LOVE BOAT BAR APPEARS OUT OF NOWHERE BEFORE DISAPPEARING AGAIN LIKE THE MYTHICAL ‘FLYING DUTCHMAN’. CREATED IN ONE OF DAX MILLER'S FARM BUILDINGS, THE BAR SERVES AS A FOCAL POINT FOR THOSE WHO LOVE TO LIVE ON THE WILD SIDE, WITH A RANGE OF INTERESTINGLY NAMED BEERS AND EVEN MORE OUTLANDISH COCKTAILS. TRY THE PORTALOO SUNSET OR A WANKING MONKEY IF YOU REALLY WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE REAL FLAVOUR OF DAXTONBURY!

KIDS AREA

WE HAVE A DEDICATED KIDS AREA DESIGNED TO ENTERTAIN AND THOROUGHLY EXHAUST OUR YOUNGER VISITORS THUS ENSURING PARENTS A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP. THE EXACT NATURE OF THE KIDS AREA VARIES FROM YEAR TO YEAR BUT EXPECT BOUNCY CASTLES, INFLATABLE SLIDES, FACE PAINTING AND OTHER DELIGHTS. WRISTBANDS ARE £5 PER CHILD (DAY OR WEEKEND) AND GIVE UNLIMITED ACCESS TO ALL OF THE KIDS AREA ACTIVITIES. PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE GATE AND NOT IN ADVANCE.

COUNTRY FAIR & VIKING VILLAGE

AS WELL AS THE MAIN MUSIC STAGE, DANCE TENT, BARS AND FOOD AREA DAXTONBURY ALSO CELEBRATES ITS RURAL LOCATION BY MEANS OF THE COUNTRY FAIR & VIKING VILLAGE. THIS INCLUDES CHAINSAW CARVING, WOODTURNING DEMONSTRATIONS, CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING, DOG AGILITY COURSE, KIDS AGILITY COURSE, THE ULTRA-COMPETITIVE WELLY WANGING AND A RAMPAGING HORDE OF BEARDED MEN CARRYING FEARSOME WEAPONS AND WOMEN DRESSED TO KILL.

OUR CHARITIES

DAXTONBURY STARTED AS AN END-OF-SEASON PARTY FOR DAX MILLER’S FRIENDS AND FAMILY. THERE WAS ALWAYS LIVE MUSIC AND FOOD AND DRINK AND CHRIS KELLY WAS THE LIFE AND SOUL OF THOSE GATHERINGS. AFTER CHRIS’S UNEXPECTED DEATH IN 2009, IT WAS DECIDED TO EXPAND THE PARTY INTO A FULL-ON FESTIVAL IN ORDER TO RAISE MONEY FOR VARIOUS MEDICAL CHARITIES IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, BUCKS AND BEDFORDSHIRE. THIS YEAR OUR CHARITIES ARE THE FRANCESCA RESEARCH FUND AND MEDICAL DETECTION DOGS

AUCTION

EACH YEAR SOME AMAZING PEOPLE DONATE SOME EQUALLY AMAZING PRIZES TO OUR CHARITY AUCTION WHICH TAKES PLACE ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN FRONT OF THE MAIN STAGE. IF YOU CAN’T BE AT DAXTONBURY HERE ARE TEN LOTS ON WHICH YOU MIGHT LIKE TO PLACE A BID AND HELP OUR CHARITY FUNDRAISING.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IN THE WEEKS LEADING UP TO THE FESTIVAL THE ORGANISERS WILL BE EXTREMELY BUSY AND WILL HAVE LITTLE OR NO TIME TO ANSWER PHONES OR CHECK EMAILS. BEFORE CONTACTING THEM PLEASE READ THIS SECTION AS YOU MAY WELL FIND THE ANSWER THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.