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Valley Fest announces it’s August 2023 line up!

Valley Fest, the family-friendly festival has announced its full programme! 

The Kooks, Bananarama and Scouting for Girls will play over the 3rd – 6th August. 

The award-winning, music and food event takes place alongside Chew Valley Lake, near Bristol.

Arcadia’s Alchemist Playground will return – much to the delight of kids and adults everywhere.

The Woodland Tribe will be on hand to help build a playground out of reclaimed materials, upon which the kids will dance, when finished.

The popular welding workshops will return as well as DJing and more craft activities than you can shake a felt-tip pen at.

By night the Afterburner stage fires up. Expect performances from the Lord of Lightning who will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck, along with cutting-edge fire shows.

At the helm of the food programme for the best-tasting music festival in the South West is Josh Eggleton from The Pony Chew Valley. The menu includes feasts, cooking over fire and plenty of demonstrations from much-loved regional chefs and beyond.

These include Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, of Michelin-starred Paco Tapas and newly-opened Casa, Mark McCabe of green-Michelin-starred The Ethicurean Restaurant, Elliott Lidstone of Bib-Gourmand-awarded Box-E.

Plus Pegs Quinn from Sonny Stores, Noya Pawlyn of Noya’s Kitchen, voted one of the UK’s Top 5 Independent Restaurants in 2021, Kalpna Woolf and Danny Bohan from River Café London and many more listed on the website. It is, without doubt, a star-studded line up.

From pint-sized punk poetry with T.S Idiot, to The Little Things Theatre and Stone the Crones performances from Beccy Golding, there is something for the whole family at our Hear Here stage, where spoken word and storytelling is the name on everyone’s lips.

When you’re in need of pampering, head over to the Spa area for some realignment, refreshment and revitalising: massages, meditation and movement await. From sacred sound to yoga flow, reiki to reflexology, it will all be there.

Now in its ninth year, Valley Fest is going from strength to strength. The small, family friendly festival is becoming a firm favourite in the Bristol and South West calendar. Edged by the rolling Mendip hills, Chew Valley Lake provides the sparkling backdrop, which, some say, give it ‘the best view of any UK festival.’ 

Luke Hasell, festival founder says: 

‘Guaranteed good times ahead! Families, you’ll find something for your toddlers, teens, parents and grandparents! Everyone needs to GET ON MY LAND!’

Expect hedge-to-hedge Somerset sparkle and spectacle with a whomping soundtrack.

Weekend Tickets are £175 (plus booking fee) and can be bought in instalments to spread the cost from

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