Forever Sun Festival 2013
Forever Sun Festival 2013
Starts: Fri 16th to Sat 17th August 2013
Tickets: Adult camping tickets from £40
Forever Sun Music Festival takes place in Dorchester, Dorset between the 16th and 17th of August 2013. Over two days with free camping and 3 stages you can enjoy live music and performances from some of the top names in British rock and pop including ex Stranglers front man Hugh Cornwell and the legendary Neil Innes plus Irish female singing star Eleanor McEvoy.
Giving the Forever Sun Music Festival a taste of old school you will see live performances from Dodgy and Space plus the unique sound of sixties sensation The Zombies. Plus theatrical performances from the likes of steampunk master and all round good egg Professor Elemental.
Deep in the near seaside cleavage of dipthong Dorset and just a slight cidery stagger from the county town of Dorchester, the Forever Sun Festival bursts forth like a generous dollop of musical marmalade upon the toasted laps of another warm audience. Experience a summer pudding swell of original music and unique performances whilst lazing in the daisy splashed fields of sunny Dorset. From rock to folk, ethnic to urban with comedy, street theatre, food and lots of lurvly cider.
Artists booked to appear include Hugh Cornwell, The Zombies, Dodgy, Space, King Kurt, and The Dolmen.
Camping is free, parking is free, the folks are friendly, the food is delicious, and cider, wine and beer will provide a river of woozy delight to rock your boat on. Not a drop of summer rain will spoil your main stage adventure under their giant big-top or relax in a soft chair as you enjoy the musical, theatrical and comedy talents in their curiosity lounge and go al fresco and picnic in the sun to the lazy throb of their straw-clad 'Nobby's stage' - its name doffing a musical hat towards the late great Stevie Charles of Nobby's Cousins fame.
You can choose from a two day ticket or a one day ticket - both include free camping and parking. There are also children's tickets (14yrs-15yrs) available at a reduced price.
If your belly's full of tunes and you want a change of pace, the festival offers many other attractions. From retail therapy to wandering street performers, theatrical shows and amusement stalls plus a wide variety of delicious food and laid back bars. Why not learn a new skill at one of their workshops or veg out and grab a massage. There are many ways to withdraw, amuse and prepare yourself for a return to the live music extravaganza.
Festival Opening Times:
Friday 16th > midday - midnight
Saturday 17th > 8am - midnight
Friday 16th August
Saturday 17th August
Came Down Estate
Set in a beautiful countryside setting, the Forever Sun festival at Came Down, Dorchester provides an exceptionally groovy musical venue for everyone. Within walking distance of Dorchester and its mainline rail, coach and local bus services, it is easy to access either on foot via public transport or in your own car. Parking is free to all festival ticket holders and day visitors alike.
|The Junction Hotel by Marstons Inns||1.54||Dorchester||Info|
|Old Church Farm||1.75||Dorchester||Info|
|The Old Manor House||3.77||Weymouth||Info|
|Sunbay Guest House||5.41||Weymouth||Info|
|Alverstoke Guest House||5.42||Weymouth||Info|
|Seaspray Guest House||5.43||Weymouth||Info|
|Royal Yeoman B B||5.56||Dorchester||Info|
|Lakeside Guest House||5.58||Weymouth||Info|
|Churchview Guest House||5.59||Dorchester||Info|
|The Royal Hotel||5.73||Weymouth||Info|
|Marden Guest House||5.94||Weymouth||Info|
|Fairhaven Hotel - Kings Hotels||6.00||Weymouth||Info|
|The Alexandra Hotel||6.02||Weymouth||Info|
|Hotel Central - Kings Hotels||6.03||Weymouth||Info|
|The Poachers Inn||7.43||Dorchester||Info|
* Distances are provided for guidance and are calculated 'as the crow flies'. For directions and actual distances by road, please refer to the hotel directions tab for the particular hotel.
Delicious take-away foods from around the world or sit down al fresco restaurants and carry-out picnic hampers. Skills workshops and pampering tents. The varied merchants in their shopping Rastro will help you find the perfect gift for you and your friends. Quench your thirst with one of their many ciders, beers and ales or excite your pallet with a glass of wine or a summer cocktail. All of their own refreshments are set at normal pub prices and all of their merchants are hand-picked to ensure a first class shopping experience.