Westmill music festival celebrates third year
PUBLISHED: 15:52 30 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:39 20 February 2013
Westmill Farm Music Festival is back for a third year and is getting bigger every<br/><br/>year.
Westmill Farm Music Festival is back for a third year and is getting bigger every year.
This year, there are more than 60 bands, singer/songwriters and DJs showcasing a wild and wonderful mix of musical styles, new UK talent and more established acts that make this event the family festival with an edge to look for.
Westmill Farm nestles between the picturesque towns of Hertford and Ware in Hertfordshire, home to the annual Westmill Farm Music Festival 2010. The site is picture perfect, with rolling hills down to the lake and is acoustically ideal for a festival.
Kev Saunders and co-festival director Pippa Deeble-Rogers have been gearing up for the festival. Kev, Westmill Farm Festival Promoter, says, Im chuffed that so many big names on the musical circuit want to come to our boutique festival.
It shows that although we are small, we are perfectly formed and I know the guys are going to enjoy playing all our stages every bit as much as bigger venues and other festivals. We have pulled the whole event together to make it feel more like a party and to get everyone down to the lake side.
The Westmill Festival runs from Friday afternoon through to Saturday night. Friday August 13 will kick off with the main stage transforming itself into a Hardcore Horror show, a vampires feast of down n dirty rock in all its hardest forms with the likes of New Device, who supported Bon Jovi at their last 02 Arena gig, influenced by rock giants of the late 80s and 90s such as Guns N Roses, Aerosmith and Metallica. If that doesnt whet your appetite, then Friday will also see the Young Bands Stage kick off with an impressive list of young UK talent topped by space funkster Chris Cape.
Saturday August 14 from 10.30am will shape up to be an eclectic mix of musical styles from Soul, Pop, Ska, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, Punk and Folk delivering sounds for all musical tastes. Performing on the main stage will be the only Clash Tribute band that matters - The Trash - legends Red Box whose 80s ultimate feel good anthem Lean on Me and For America were global hits.
Saturdays Insomnia Music Live Acoustic Stage will be showcasing more legends including Tom Dibb, signed to the Insomnia Music Label, and Tom Hingley - former vocalist and songwriter with Mancunian indie legends Inspiral Carpets.
The Dance Stage kicks off both on Friday and Saturday nights with 2 Bad Mice with their legendary Bombscare track, 100me, live hip hop from Stanza & The Movement, Ahead of Time Crew and the infamous Rhodesy among others.
And for the kids.... a whole field of fun including sphereing, bouncy castle, bungee running, sumo wrestling, plenty of games and a surf simulator.
Purchase of tickets is available now on www.westmillfarmfestival.co.uk this includes camping and also single tickets for both Friday and Saturday starting at 8.
Friday 13th August 5pm until late.
Saturday 14th August 10.30am until late.