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Nozstock Festival in Herefordshire

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Hello festival fans, I'm here to tell you about another festival, don't panic though, this time the tickets are not a million dollars!

No the tickets for Nozstock are a snap at £115 for adults


Nozstock The Hidden Valley has revealed a wave of artists, performers, and entertainers performing at the festival's 20th anniversary this summer.

From Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July 2017, the family-friendly festival celebrates two decades of mesmerising get-togethers on a working farm in the rolling hills of Herefordshire. Curated by the father and daughter duo of Pete and Ella and their huge extended family, Nozstock has flourished over the years into one of the country’s weird and wonderful odysseys.

Artists newly revealed include We Are Scientists, The Blockheads, Reginald D Hunter, Honeyfeet, Mad Dog Mcrea, Jalen N’Gonda, Slamboree Soundsystem, Spunge, Uncle Dugs, Mollie Collins and many more, along with an abundance of further performers across the festival, taking place at…

Review of the first PDSA Petlife festival

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I hope the PDSA Petlife Festival becomes a regular event. Blessed with glorious sunshine the festival was a riot of doggy fun. Plenty of shady spots and paddling pools for the pooches to keep cool, and enough space to wander comfortably, the festival felt spacious and well managed.


Water bowls were placed almost every 5 metres, free snack samples (for dogs), agility courses, lectures, vets on hand for chats and advice, police dog displays, the list was endless for doggy fun, there was even dog diving in a large deep pool!


If I have a moan (and no festival is ever going to be perfect) the organisers need to remember to enforce their own rules fairly. Declaring 'no chairs' and 'no picnics' to be brought in is fine, but extremely annoying when you later see people that appear to have come in with both!


And on the subject of picnics, if we are not allowed to bring food in then organisers need to think more about people food! While dogs were extremely well catered for, the …

Cornbury Festival

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Cornbury festival is a new festival for me. All I knew about it before I investigated it a bit more this year was what I had read in the Guardian, and that was that David Cameron went to it. So I am imagining a festival that is slightly posh I think! Maybe my ballgown won't be dressy enough...


I'm looking at photos online from previous years, to get ideas as to what is the dress code, Wilderness festival is very much a sparkles and glitter festival, Camp Bestival is a silly 'any thing goes' sort of festival, but will Cornbury be tea dresses and lounge suits or fancy dress and jeans?

The Travel Loving Family blog make it look rather like a giant summer fete or picnic, smart casual wear, a relaxed feel and gorgeous weather! I hope that continues.

Festival Kidz review seems to suggest the same, with plenty of crafts to get involved in, I hope having a small child isn't essential to take part as I love a bit of crafting and I'll be with my teen.

Emma and 3 has cheered…

Secret Soltice Festival, Iceland, offers a VIP offer that has to be seen to be believed

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I'm off to Iceland later this year but I'm not (sadly) going to The Secret Solstice festival there in June. If I was though, would I be getting the ultimate VIP ticket?


Well many festivals now have VIP options, an extra bar, maybe posh showers but  the Secret Solstice festival has gone to 11...because they now offer the most expensive festival ticket in the world..with some of the most amazing 'extras' to go with it.

Iceland’s Secret Solstice Announces $1 Million Dollar Ticket With All New Perks The world’s most expensive festival ticket is back and better than ever.
Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival, set in 96 hours of continuous daylight June 21-24, is excited to once again present the world’s most expensive festival ticket retailing at $1 million USD with all new uber luxurious perks.

From private jet travel to extravagant Icelandic dinners and luxury sightseeing to private parties with headline artists, this is without a doubt the most exclusive festival pass ever …

Food and Hairy Men in a Field - The Hairy Bikers are coming to Cornbury Festival

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Guess what! Food and Hairy men!! Yes! Britain’s favourite cooking duo The Hairy Bikers are roaring into Oxfordshire this summer to whip up a feast at The Cornbury Music Festival.


The Hairy Bikers Festival Feast - A pop up Wood Fired Restaurant Adventure will be at the heart of this year’s Cornbury Festival, at the stunning Great Tew Estate, offering restaurant-quality festival feasting over the weekend of 13-15 July. As well as enjoying a delicious menu based on recipes from the pair’s BBC TV series and best-selling book The Hairy Bikers Mediterranean Adventure, the bikers will be cooking and sharing their stories for guests throughout the three days.

‘We’ve always prided ourselves on providing a great food offering throughout the festival so we’re obviously thrilled that The Bikers have chosen us to host their world exclusive pop up restaurant’ says festival organiser Hugh Phillimore. ‘If there were any foodies that fitted our particular festival “vibe” it would have to be The Bi…

PDSA Petlife Festival 2018

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Having told you about the festivals I'm off to this year I thought you needed a quick look at each one.
First up is the PDSA PetLife festival at Cheltenham. 

Founded in 1917, PDSA is the UK's leading veterinary charity. Operating through a UK-wide network of 48 Pet Hospitals, PDSA provides veterinary care to the sick and injured pets of people in need and promotes responsible pet ownership.

The Petlife festival is a one day affair held at Cheltenham racecourse, and featuring Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs and The Vamps. Gates will open at 11am on festival day with main stage entertainment drawing to a close at 10pm. Tickets are £38 for adults and £15 for children, and you can take your dog too! (Disabled visitors can take a carer with them for free, and their dog(s) of course) and a family ticket for four is £95. Your ticket also includes on-site parking close to main entrance and entry for your dog(s) - don't forget to register your dog on the website when you buy the tickets.

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Festival Round up

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Quick recap as to the festivals I'm off to this year. Please add the ones you will be attending, and why, in the comments as I love to discover new festivals.


The first festival I'm off to is a one day affair, so sadly no camping or tent sniffing. The lovely smell of warm (or even wet) canvas will have to wait a while. But we will be taking Fizz the dog because the first festival we are off to is the PDSA Petlife festival at Cheltenham in May. Live acts are The Kaiser Chiefs, The Vamps, and Jessie J. My teen is extremely excited as she loves Jessie J, I love the Kaiser Chiefs and recently have developed a soft spot for The Vamps so we are both catered for. I just hope Fizz enjoys it, I'm not sure how she will cope with the noise and crowds but she adores meeting other dogs so that should cheer her up.
Tickets are available here, if you like music and or dogs, this is the place for you.


The next festival we are off to is not exactly a festival, but I get to dress up so it…