BLISSFIELDS FESTIVAL 2013
-THE DIRECTOR‘S CUT -
5th – 7th July 2013, Vicarage Farm, Hampshire
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
+ FIRST MUSIC ACTS & LOCAL LINE-UP
FOR 2013 EVENT
INCLUDING HIDDEN HEDGE AND ACOUSTIC STAGE HEADLINERS
MYSTERY JETS ~ BASTILLE
CLEAN BANDIT ~ MATT CORBY ~ THE OTHER TRIBE
POST WAR YEARS ~ MARIKA HACKMAN
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING ~ FAR TOO LOUD
ZION TRAIN FEAT PERCH AND DUBDADDA
SUBGIANT ~ SUBSOURCE ~ BEANS ON TOAST
ALLY WOLF ~ ANIMAL ~ AXIS MUNDI ~ BEARD OF WOLVES ~ BELLIGERENCE
BELLYEYESMILE ~ BEN GODDARD ~ BITR8 ~ BOSCH STACEY ~ BOULE
CHARLIE AYLIFFE ~ CHARLIE FOX ~ CHOLOMBIAN ~ CHRIS WARD (TROPICS)
DEADPROUD ~ DEM HUNGRY ~ DJ GREY JUMPS
DR. STRANGELOVE’S BURLESQUE DISCOTHEQUE
EDDY ROCKSTEDDY ~ FERVENT ~ FLIGHT BRIGADE ~ HAIRY HANDS
HEATHWARD ~ HOLY VESSEL ~ IT’S A SIN DJS ~ JAY B ~ JOE RAYGUN
JOSH SAVAGE ~ K1R3Y ~ KEMP ~ KILL EM DEAD COWBOY
LOVELESS DJS ~ LUCA PILATO ~ MARY MISS FAIRY ~ MATT PERRIMENT
MATTY LAH ~ MORGAN HISLOP (REMNANT PSYCHE) ~ NATHAN LAMBERT
NICK TANN ~ PSYCHEDLIA DJS ~ REMNANT PSYCHE ~ REVENTURE
ROCKFEEDBACK DJs ~ SEAN MCGOWAN ~ SO8L ~ SOUNDTRACKS
SUICIDE PARTY ~ TERMINAL FEAR ~ THE RAGED ~ THE WIDOWMAKER
TOM LOWMAN ~ TRANSGRESSIVE RECORDS SOUNDSYSTEM ~ TYDE
UPON THE SHORE ~ WILL CHUMP ~ WILL OZANNE (GANG COLOURS) ~ WILLOW
WINTERHOURS ~ ZENTHETIX
+ OVER 40 MAIN AND SECOND STAGE
ACTS STILL TO ANNOUNCE
Blissfields Festival is pleased to unveil its headline acts for 2013. Under the banner‘The Director’s Cut’, the award winning Hampshire festival will be celebrating all things film in its 13th year, from the early talkies to VIP Hollywood parties. Expect a weekend full of red carpets, interactive games, popcorn-throwing dance-offs, film screenings, the best soundtracks, visual treats, hidden treasures and all the usual fun that Blissfields has become synonymous with… topped by the first announced headline music acts: Mystery Jets & Bastille.
Mystery Jets first performed at Blissfields in 2005, the summer before their debut albumMaking Dens found them acclaimed heroes of indie and leaders of what would become the Thames-beat folk scene that followed. They return to Blissfields after a run of top-40 singles including ‘The Boy Who Ran Away’ and gloriously catchy ‘Two Doors Down’, as esteemed festival headliners, their live set now full of bouncing, rousing and urgent pop songs spanning four albums. It’s with tremendous pleasure that Blissfields can welcome back Mystery Jets who have selected the festival for a unique headline appearance this summer, continuing in the festival’s tradition of bringing special performances to a boutique set-up seen previously with Super Furry Animals, Mumford and Sons, Frank Turner and Laura Marling to name a few.
They’re joined by Bastille, one of 2013’s most exciting breakthrough live acts. Having picked up press and radio support with their single ‘Flaws’ and most recently ‘Pompeii’, with extensive UK touring over the past 20 months, including two sold out nights at Shepherds Bush Empire, they’ve a devoted and fierce fanbase, idolizing Dan Smith’s heartbreaking, wild and earnest lyrics. The touching vocals collide into massive pop melodies, making Bastille not just a powerful band for honest song fans, but for any ears of taste the nation over. Their debut album Bad Blood is released this March via Island/Universal and already looks to be one of Britain’s major crossover success stories of the year.
Bastille’s Dan Smith has said this morning, “We’re massively excited about our first ever headline slot at a festival. Particularly because we love Blissfields so much, and because they’ve been so supportive to us over the last couple of years.”
Matt Corby, whose Jeff Buckly-inspired soulful folk-rock has caught the inner-ear of the world, attracting over 100,000 Facebook fans and a signing to Atlantic Records, will adorn the main stage, following recent demand that found him selling out four London performances in just one day. Recently featured on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, and receiving huge support from the likes of Nick Grimshaw, Annie Mac and more, Clean Bandit – hailed as a hugely exciting new UK dance group set to follow in the footsteps of Massive Attack and Basement Jaxx, are also confirmed.
Fresh from touring the UK’s biggest venues with Mumford & Sons and Everything Everything, Post War Years join the cast of this year’s film-themed event, following the release of their hotly anticipated debut album on Sony/Fiction, while also on the main stage Public Service Broadcasting bring their audio-visuals and historic samples to play homage to “The Director’s Cut” with a performance set to be a unique festival experience.
Hampshire born Marika Hackman’s confident and intense style of folk has seen her drawing comparisons to Syd Barrett and Nico, continuing Blissfield’s long standing relationship with supporting the country’s best, brightest folk acts.
The Other Tribe have set the free-party scene alight in the South West, looking now to join acts like Crystal Fighters in becoming festival necessities, as Far Too Loud headlines the Hidden Hedge with his frenetic sound that ranked number 1 on the DnB Beatport Chart this January. Blissfields favorite and festival ringleader Beans On Toastwill headline the Acoustic Stage, while Subgiant and Subsource, also long-time friends of Blissfields and in-house party bands, make their veteran return to the festival. Zion Train, UK dub / reggae pioneers and acid house fusion wizards will bring their startling music heritage to the Hampshire field for the first time.
With Thursday night’s headliner, not to mention most of the festival’s main and second stage acts still to announce, this will surely be another vintage year for Blissfields.
Tickets are on sale now via the festival’s website at www.blissfields.co.uk. Tier One tickets are sold out, however Tier Two tickets are now available priced at just £80 for an adult weekend ticket, and £54 for a youth ticket.
For the first time Blissfields will also be offering a payment scheme for ticket buying, with the ticket price being split into an initial payment and three further monthly payments, helping our festival family to budget for the weekend over a number of months.
Over the past 13 years, Blissfields has grown from a family gathering in the garden of founders’ Paul and Mel Bliss into one of Britain’s most celebrated small festivals, claiming the BEST SMALL FESTIVAL 2007 award at the UK Festival Awards. It remains a family-run and totally independent 2,500 capacity festival that takes all of the best bits from the big festivals, and scales it down into an intimate, friendly, beautiful setting, dominated by parkland trees, just outside of Winchester.
Previous acts to play at the festival include Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, Super Furry Animals, Tricky, Ben Howard, Charlotte Church, The Noisettes, Patrick Wolf, Charli XCX, Bastille, Frank Turner, Alex Clare, Jake Bugg (winner of the 2012 Breakthrough Festival Act Award) and many more artists from across the board on genre.
Tier One tickets SOLD OUT – Tier Two Tickets NOW AVAILABLE:
Weekend Adult (17yrs +): £80.00 + Booking Fee £5.45
Weekend Youth (6-16yrs): £54.00 + Booking Fee £5.45 Must be accompanied by an over 21 years adult
Weekend Under 6: Free and No Booking Fee (Please note a nominal fee of 1p is charged to register the purchase)
Weekend Family Ticket (2 Adult & 2 Youth weekend tickets): £225.00 + Booking Fee £21.80
Weekend 10 Adult tickets for the price of 9: £720.00 + Booking Fee £54.50
All the above include camping Friday and Saturday nights, for Thursday camping and entertainment you must purchase the additional pass.
Thursday Camping: £16.00 No Booking Fee
Live-in Vehicle Pass: £35.00
Car Park: £10.00
Event: Friday July 5th – Sunday July 7th 2013
Entertainment: ends 04:00 Sunday 7th July 2013, campsite closes 18:00 Sunday 7th July 2013.
Thursday Pass (you may only camp on Thursday night in conjunction with a weekend camping ticket): To arrive before 10.00 am Friday 5th July a Thursday camping pass must be purchased for each individual over 5 yrs. This allows arrival after 12pm Thursday 4th July. Under fives do not need a pass.
Live-in Vehicle Pass: If you are bringing a campervan or caravan a pass must be purchased in addition to individual tickets for each occupant. There is no camping in vehicles allowed in the car park
Car Park: There will be a £10 charge made on arrival for all vehicles, excluding those with valid campervan/caravan pass. Passes may also be purchased in advance.
Capacity: 2,500 tickets
ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM WWW.BLISSFIELDS.CO.UK