This year’s Valley Fest takes place from 2nd – 4th August and is shaping up to be its best year yet!
Here are 3 reasons you ought to be heading to Valley Fest this year:
1. The Food
At Valley Fest the region’s culinary heroes and heroines will be cooking up a storm day and night in the form of feasts. Owner of the Michelin-starred Pony and Trap, Josh Eggleton, together with Rob Howell, Head Chef of Root, which recently won a Bib Gourmand award, are at the helm on Saturday.They are serving a six-course feast during the afternoon and evening. On Sunday, the Free Range Chef will be serving up 3 courses of vegetarian sharing platters – expect a fusion of flavours from the Middle East and Italy. Not forgetting the gorgeous boozy brunches, which will be offered by the Riverford Field Kitchen on Saturday and the Yeo Valley Canteen on Sunday. Valley Fest is the best-tasting music festival in the South West!
2. Live acts and DJ sets
Valley Fest has a stellar line up. Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Razorlight and Tom Odell are headlining. This year Nubiyan Twist, Stealing Sheep, Henge, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, The Magic Numbers and Honeyfeet are on the bill. Valley Fest has got a much bigger DJ line up this year. Norman Jay MBE, will be serving up some good times. There will also be a DJ set from Leftfield and The Nextmen.
And the consistently biggest crowd pleaser of all: the view. Part of Valley Fest’s appeal is the lazy lakeside vibe. And artists which perfectly cater to that include Ishmael Ensemble and Three Cane Whale, whose debut album was chosen by Cerys Matthews as one of her Top Five Modern Folk Albums.
3. Love local
Valley Fest is about celebrating food in the South West and the passion of those who produce it. Most of the fresh ingredients will be coming from the festival’s neighbours at The Community Farm. The meat will be sourced from Luke’s farm (the land on which the festival takes place) or Combe Farm – just down the road. In short you don’t get much more local than that!
Regionally-sourced tapas will be served all day in the iconic tipis by The Monmouth Table, (pictured above) run by Annie Coplestone and Carlotta Paolieri. Annie has worked for Moro, River Cottage and River Café. The Artisan Market will be stuffed with goodies. There will be cooking demonstrations from Masterchef quarter finalist: Hope Pointing and Elly Pear will be cooking recipes from her brand new book: Green. Huge BBQs are scheduled too – think tractor-sized rotisseries!
GET 10% OFF TICKETS
Adult weekend tickets are £145 and Sunday tickets are £45 – get yours at valleyfest.co.uk.
Use discount code WCOUNTRY2019 at the checkout for a 10% discount on weekend and Sunday Valley Fest tickets.*
*T&C’s: The 10% discount is for adult, teens, kids, nippers and baby tickets as well as camper van and car pass but not those bought on the payment plan, or for facials or feast tickets.