VALLEY FEST 2019

VALLEY FEST 2019 Fri 2 August 2019 to Sun 4 August 2019

VALLEY FEST 2019
Headline acts Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Razorlight and Tom Odell
Plus Nubiyan Twist, Stealing Sheep, Henge, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, The Magic Numbers, Chainska Brassika, Cut Capers, Sheelanagig, Speaking in Tongues, Norman Jay MBE, DJ set from Leftfield, Three Cane Whale, Rozi Plain...and more

Valley Fest announce full line up for 2019

Valley Fest, the best-tasting music festival in the South West, has announced its line up for 2019. Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Razorlight and Tom Odell will headline. The music festival, which takes place between 2nd - 4th August 2019 alongside Chew Valley Lake, also showcases the region’s finest produce. From charcuterie to cheddars and ciders to sausages, it’s hedge-to-hedge Somerset style and sizzle.

Live acts
The line up includes some of the most exciting bands in the world right now. Nubiyan Twist will bring their intense afrobeat, Latin jazz sound to the party. Stealing Sheep, the idiosyncratic Liverpool trio, known for their robotic quirky style and melodic harmonies will be a huge draw. They are widely regarded as being at the forefront of the modern “out there” wave of female bands. Henge, come in the name of rave and won the UK Festival Awards, Best Live Act in 2018. A must see! Not forgetting Dutty Moonshine Big Band, who fuse heavy bass with jazz.

Easy to love, The Magic Numbers, will play on Saturday - beefy electric guitars offering up a 70s rock feel all the way! And a perfect compliment to Razorlight’s high energy rock n roll. Delightfully undefinable, Honeyfeet’s absorbing sound is big and brassy, brimming with genuine swagger. Ríoghnach Connolly is front woman extraordinaire, with her musicality, versatile and poignant vocals. Not to be missed.

For some fast and infectious Ska anthems, no one does it better than Chainska Brassika. And if swing is your thing, look no further than Cut Capers - who fuse live brass with hip hop and throw in some glamour for good measure. Keeping the tempo up, Fitty Gomash’s Celidh won’t disappoint for a good ol’ knees up. And as for something with strings, heavy groove and intricate folk arrangements, cue Sheelanagig and The Elephant Sessions. And finally, Speaking in Tongues, will recreate the spectacle of Talking Heads at their peak.

DJ sets
Valley Fest has got a much bigger DJ line up this year. Norman Jay MBE, the groundbreaking selector, will certainly be serving up some good times that won’t fail to put a smile on everyone’s face. There will also be a DJ set from Leftfield who will bring an eclectic modern sound with some of the best new house and techno. Just the ticket for Friday night.

The Nextmen are playing too, masters of turntablism and musical innovation, expect some big boss tunes! The high energy hip hop duo, Too Many T’s will make you think, laugh and shake your booty. And laying down some big drum n bass tracks: Phibes and Audiomission. They don’t mess about.

45 live with Boca 45 and Pete Isaac will be celebrating 7” singles. Boca 45 is a Bristol beatsmith who’s been at the forefront of funky breakbeat music for well over a decade. He will play along with Pete Isaac – the much loved club promoter South West club-night Jelly Jazz.

Valley Fest is often a place to see rising stars. Hotly tipped, Balcony stand on the borders of two cultures. They’re stepping into the future by pushing the boundaries of dark pop and future wave R&B. And they capture the heart of timeless songwriting. Icarus are also rising quickly. They journey through the outer realms of electronic music. You heard it here first! Hejira are also ones to watch. The three core members of the band have played alongside Amy Winehouse, Nitin Sawhney and Floating Points. Their music is experimental and magical.

Global sounds
Not many artists can channel the energies of Fela Kuti, Gil Scott Heron and 2pac and balance them with perfect cohesion, but Afrkan Boy can. Onipa brings energy, groove, electronics, afrofuturism, dance and fire – all the way from Ghana. Vula Viel - described as “Ghanaian minimalism”, with the unassuming ability to blur the lines between atmospheres. Afon Sistema will drum out addictive beats and rich hypnotic rhythmic guaranteed to get you up on your feet. They play Maractu, Samba’s earthier cousin from Northern Brazil.

Lazy lakeside lushness
Part of Valley Fest’s appeal is the lazy lakeside vibe. And artists which perfectly cater to that include rising stars Ishmael Ensemble. This Bristol Jazz act are taking the world by storm. As do Bristol act, Three Cane Whale, who are a multi-instrumental acoustic trio known for their cinematic sweep and intricate delicacy. Their debut album was chosen by Cerys Matthews as one of her Top Five Modern Folk Albums.

Much-loved Nuala Honan, is on the bill. Her voice slides from beguiling sweetness to raw power. Rozi Plain’s set will no doubt be a lovely listen, her new album has been described as textural, repetitive and propulsive. And prepare to be mesmerised by the The Breath, who have the power to ensnare you! Tom Speight is just the ticket to ease us into the weekend. The Desert, relative newcomers, have warm weighted synths, perfectly placed percussion and a universe of otherworldly sounds. And for a bit of fun, the Ultimate Elton and the Rocket band will take to the stage on Sunday.

John Blakeley, Music Progammer says: "We’re creating a real lakeside party this year with some of the best names on the live circuit. Whatever your taste, there’s something for you. And we’re only down the road from Bristol and Bath!” 

Valley Fest is West Country wildness at its best.

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Adult: £119.00  
Adult Sunday Only: £43.50  
Car Pass: £11.00  
Campervan: £65.00  

FAQS
 
Where is Valley Fest?
Denny Lane, Chew Magna, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, BS40 8SZ
 
You can view a map on our contact page.
 
Valley Fest takes place on an organic farm and we strive to be as green as possible - we’d love you to do the same! Car parking is available but please consider coming via bike, public transport or lift share. You can contact other festivalgoers on our facebook page.
 
How do I get to Valley Fest?
Our postcode is BS40 8SZ. If you search for the postcode on the internet or your sat nav., please bear in mind the exact location of the farm is slightly different to the postcode location. There is a road closure and one-way system in force on Denny Lane. We advise people to arrive from the Chew Valley Lake side of Denny Lane (Walley Lane, via Bishop Sutton), as there will be a strict one-way policy for entering and leaving the car park.
 
By bike: We’d love to see more cyclists this year! It’s approximately a nine mile cycle ride from central Bristol. There are two possible National Cycle Network routes, which are shown on Ordnance Survey maps or can be found at http://www.sustrans.org.uk/map
 
By bus: Public transport to the farm is limited – please note that buses stop early in the evening! If you do wish to take the bus from central Bristol, take the 672 from stop bg on Victoria Street towards Blagdon, getting off at Radford Factory (27 stops). It’s then a 20 minute walk to the farm. For return journey details and further information see: http://www.travelinesw.com
 
By car: Take the A37 From Bristol towards Wells. At Chelwood roundabout turn right onto A368 towards Bishop Sutton. Before you reach Bishop Sutton turn right onto Bonhill Road, heading towards Chew Valley Lake. Follow Bonhill Road around the bend then take the next left onto Walley Lane. Then turn right onto Denny Lane for the main entrance and car park. The route will be signed from the A37 – and the other end of Denny Lane will be closed to all public traffic.
 
By car: Taking the A38 From Bristol take the A38 towards Bristol airport. Turn onto the B3130 towards Winford and Chew Magna. At Winford roundabout turn right onto Pagans Hill heading towards Chew Stoke. Then turn left onto Wallycourt Road towards Chew Valley Lake. Take the next left on Denny Lane. The route will be signed from the Winford roundabout.
 
If you’re arriving by car you’ll need to buy a car park ticket from our website from the tickets area of the website.
(Please note you can’t just rock up at the gate – you’ll need one of these in advance…)
 
What time does the music and entertainment start and finish?
Friday – 18.30 – 00.30 
 
Saturday – 10.00 – 01.00
 
Sunday – 10.00 – 20.00
 
Is it free to camp?
Camping is free all weekend (campervan costs below). Parking is £5 for the day if you are a day ticket holder and £8 for the weekend if you are a weekend ticket holder who is camping. 50% of car park proceeds go directly to the charities we’re supporting this year. Depending on where you are in the car park, you’ll be 500 metres away from the campsite - and we’ll even provide a bespoke tractor ride up the hill!
 
There is only one entrance to the site, which will be clearly visible from the car park. Stewards will guide you to the camping area. There will be a designated family camping area, as well as a campervans only field.
 
What should I bring?
Entry ticket (or print out of email confirmation)
Money and cash card – We don’t have a cash dispenser on site but there is one in the village
Sleeping bag, pillow, blanket, mattress, air bed, pump, etc.
Tent (or campervan)
Clothing and footwear for appropriate weather – check the forecast before you come, wellies are always a good idea!
Mobile Phone and battery charger (we don’t have charging facilities on site)
Sun cream
Torch
Refillable water bottle - drinking water will be available from taps on site
Any medication you might require.
 
What shouldn’t I bring?
The following items may not be brought into the site through the campsite gates. There will be no receipts issued for any confiscated items. Please don’t bring it if you wouldn’t want to lose it!
 
Do not bring drugs to festival. You will be ejected from the event and may be handed over to the police. 
Air horns
Alcohol in the possession of under 18yr olds
All gas canisters of any size (including nitrous oxide)
Any items which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
Hot air (Chinese) lanterns
Excessive amounts of alcohol - No glass or spirits 
Excessive amounts of cigarettes
Excessive amounts of food
Portable BBQ’s of any kind
Fireworks
Flares
Glass bottles, jars, containers
Illegal substances
Legal highs of all types
Megaphones 
Portable laser equipment and pen lasers
Sound systems of any kind
Unauthorised professional film or video equipment
Unofficial tabards and reflective jackets
No animals are allowed onsite, with the exception of registered guide dogs and helper dogs.
You may be body searched at the entrances and upon exit from the festival site. This is in line with crime reduction strategies with Avon and Somerset Police.
Persons suspected of carrying items that may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities onsite may be searched.
 
What’s the deal with food and drink?
Alcohol bought off site will not be allowed in the main arena. You may be searched when entering the main arena.  Festival-goers are free to consume alcohol in their camping area. Strictly no glass bottles or spirits are allowed. If you bring excessive amounts of alcohol you may be asked to leave some in the car. 
 
There will be an array of vegetarian and meat food traders to purchase food from. There will also be various bars available for alcohol consumption. 
 
Can I have a fire or a barbecue?
Open fires of any kind are forbidden.
 
What facilities will there be on site?
Showers
Public toilets
Disabled toilets
First Aid and welfare tent
Drinking water stations
Food stalls
Bars
 
What are the campsite rules?
Cars cannot be parked alongside tents and will be parked in the designated car parks
Generators are not permitted
There will be no vehicle movements on the campsite over the weekend
We cannot save spaces for people, pitches will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Sleeping in cars overnight is not permitted
No sound systems will be permitted on site
Only purpose built caravans, campervans and trailer tents will be permitted – modified trailers or other vehicles will not be allowed access to the campsite.  Estate cars, vans and any other vehicles not designed with in-built sleeping facilities will not be allowed access to the campsite.
Please be considerate when pitching your tent.  There are no specific pitch sizes but if you arrange your tents in such a way to take up more than a reasonable amount of space for your group you will be asked to re pitch or take some of your tents down
In the event of needing assistance, medical or otherwise, please contact any steward or member of campsite staff who can radio for assistance.
Campers will be issued with special wristbands, please ensure your party wear them at all times.
No water source should be deemed drinking water unless specifically labelled as such.
Please ensure your party know the location of all the facilities, including first aid and how to gain help in the event of an emergency
Please remain vigilant to fire safety in order to help keep yourselves and other festival go-ers safe.
Please do not camp in the Fire Lanes!
Address: Valley Fest Denny Lane, Chew Magna Bristol, BS40 8SZ * Click on the address to launch google maps.