Nuts In May Festival 2012

Nuts In May Festival 2012
Rivendell
Middlemoor
Cumbria
CA14 1SZ
United Kingdom
Dates: 3rd - 5th May 2012

Festival Information

Nuts In May Festival 2012 Overview

Nuts in May is a boutique annual music and arts festival, in Cumbria, on the first bank-holiday weekend in May. With a great mix of well-loved artists and new music, over six stages, they've got all tastes covered. On top of that they'll be bringing you international food vendors, workshops, artisan traders and a host of activities for children of all ages. There will also be camping from Thursday, making this a full and fun-packed holiday for the whole family.

Artists booked to appear include Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash, Hazel O'Connor, Nik Kershaw, and Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick.

Ticket prices (from): Adult Weekend including camping £34

 

Nuts In May Festival 2012 Event Info

Nuts in May is a new family friendly music and arts festival which will take place over the first bank holiday weekend (4th, 5th & 6th) in May 2012.

It will offer something for everyone, while remaining small, with a wide range of live music over 2 open air stages and 4 covered venues. There will be children's entertainment, workshops, traders market, bars, open-mic, storytelling, camping and much more.

Artists booked to appear include Hazel O'Connor, Nik Kershaw, Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Emma's Imagination, Megan Henwood, The Martin Harley Band, Mad Dog McCrea, The Magic Tombolinos, ahab and many more!

Camping & Caravans
Camping is free and Thursday camping will be allowed from midday, but the festival arena will not open until Friday afternoon.  So why not bring an acoustic instrument? There may be a session on Thursday night in the communal campsite area!

The camping fields are large but not absolutely flat everywhere, so the flatest areas have to be reserved for parking, campervans and caravans, that said there are acres of flat space for tents. Unfortunately camping next to cars isn’t possible, but only a short walk will separate the two.

A limited number of peaceful pitches will be available to all modes of camping, but this cannot be pre-booked and will be on a first come first served basis.  Please let the stewards know where you would like to camp and they will be pleased to direct you.

Unfortunately saving or reserving space for friends and family arriving at different times isn’t possible for campervans and caravans as spaces are filled sequentially.

Please ensure all tents and vehicles are off the site by Monday evening. When leaving the site, please be sure you are fit and legal to drive. 

Accessibility 
There is a designated accessible camping area for those with mobility needs, this area does need to be pre-booked, please contact Nuts In May to reserve your pitch and discuss any other ways they might help. 

Toilets with disabled access will be available in the disabled camping area, main campsite and festival arena.

Site Facilities
Toilets will be professionally cleaned several times a day. 

A 24hr minimart and filling station are within walking distance of the site where there is also a cash machine.

Fresh drinking water will be available from standpipes around the perimeter of the campsites and there will be a limited number of showers available adjacent to the camping fields.

Bin bags will be provided on arrival by the stewards, please use them to keep the site clean and tidy and where possible take your refuse away with you.

JACK IN THE GREEN STAGE - Nuts in May's Main Stage

Curated and managed by Alan Whittaker (the Legendary Wizardmarra of Solfest's Drystone Stage) THE JACK IN GREEN STAGE is all about the music, bringing legends and rising stars in the worlds of Folk, Rock and Festival Greats

THE CUP OF WONDER - Nuts in May's Bar Stage

They invite people to roll up and take a drink from The Cup of Wonder, their carnival themed big top.

Inside, you will discover an eclectic mix of acts and artists from around the UK as well as a host of local talent. You may even spot a bearded lady or two!

THE NUT SHACK - Disco, Funk & Soul!

The NUT ShACK is the place to be for the finest in soul, funk and dance, from the 1930s to the present day. Featuring the best hand-picked, fully organic, honey-dipped groovesters that a nutty little shack could ever desire.

WOODLAND GLADE STAGE - A relaxing, intimate, magical stage

To be found nestling amongst the trees, this stage will host a variety of acts including full bands, acoustic artists, story tellers and poetry.

TUFTY'S DEN - Come feel the joy in Tufty's house!

Tufty invites you into his den along with jambeater soundsystem for the weekend of Nuts in May.

Come juggle your nuts and join their exclusive tufty club whilst skanking away to some of the finest dj's / selectors / mc's and artists in the uk reggae scene.

Prick your ears and shake your tail to the sounds of some of the finest Jamaican inspired music all played through their dedicated reggae soundsystem.

NUTS IN-FORMATION - Information Tent & Open Mic Venue

Not only is this their open mic venue, for musicians, singers, poets, storytellers, comedians or anything else you think might be entertaining; but it’s also their information centre where you'll be able to get all the latest details of what's going on around the site, purchase merchandise and programmes, charge your phone or mp3 player (there is a small cost for this service & you will need to provide your own mains charger), plus lots of other useful resources and assistance.

THE ARENA

Naturally Magical

Nuts in May has a dedicated arena, owned by the organisers, which means that it is tailor made (mostly by nature) to be beautiful, intimate and relaxing.

You'll love exploring the woodland clearings, just as much as you'll enjoy the entertainment, international food, workshops, arts and crafts.

The covered venues are located to give each one a unique atmosphere, whilst the Jack in the Green (main) Stage is situated within its own tree-lined amphitheatre and there's even a dedicated area just for kids.

You can expect all the usual amenities to help keep you happy, healthy and safe. Fresh water taps are available, the loos will be patrolled by a dedicated team of meticulous cleaners and the arena picked clean each night by the indigenous wombles.

WEIRDIGANS

Lush hot drinks and divine home-baked cakes.

They hope to stay open 24 hours a day, for that late night/early morning brew or acoustic session (pending local authority approval).

Their Bedouin Tent has a sunshine-yellow lining and magic carpets for you to sit and dream on. They create a mud-free, shoes-off safe haven; a cosy space for resting, relaxing, chatting, meeting new friends, reading, feeding, doing the crossword or grabbing a quick doze.

Venture through a not-very-secret tunnel to the Acoustic Wierdspace, frequently hosted by the infamous Wierdstring Band. Here you'll find rustic benches arrayed around a cosy wood-stove and some very fine tunes indeed. Impromptu performances intersperse with folky sessions and singalongs, way into the wee hours. It's all totally unplugged and spontaneous.

The Cafe and Acoustic Space are lit by extremely energy-efficient LED lighting - custom-designed by Dave Weirdigan and powered by their own solar panels. This makes Weirdigans a beautiful and functional showcase for sustainable technology; and at night they're a festival landmark, glowing and twinkling with faerie lights and a flying illuminated teapot.

Nuts In May Festival 2012 Travel Info

By Car
From South - exit M6 at J40 (Penrith) onto A66 (Workington). After approx. 35 miles at roundabout take the 3rd exit in to Great Clifton. Nuts In May is on the left after you exit Great Clifton.

From North - exit M6 at J44 in to Carlisle, then onto A595 (Workington), after approx. 30 miles, at roundabout take 3rd exit into Great Clifton. Nuts In May is on the left after you exit Great Clifton.


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Nuts In May Festival 2012 Hotels

Hotel Miles Location Rating  
The Old Ginn House 0.80 Workington Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Waverley Hotel 1.75 Workington Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Melbreak 1.90 Workington Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Hunday Manor Country House Hotel 1.90 Workington Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Cumberland Hotel 2.00 Workington Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Cumberland Lodge 2.00 Cumbria Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Littlebeck Warren 4.54 Workington Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Old Posting House 4.93 Cockermouth Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Old Mill Inn 5.10 Maryport Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Travelodge Cockermouth 5.40 Cockermouth Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Shepherds Hotel 5.50 Cockermouth Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Trout Hotel 5.60 Cockermouth Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Manor House Hotel 5.70 Cockermouth Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Ellenbank Hotel 5.70 Maryport Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Wordsworth 5.84 Cockermouth Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Moresby Hall 5.90 Whitehaven Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Allerdale Court Hotel 6.00 Cockermouth Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Graysonside 6.60 Cockermouth Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Hundith Hill Hotel 7.10 Cockermouth Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Ghyll Farm B & B 8.10 Ennerdale Bridge Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
The Ennerdale Country House Hotel - a Bespoke Hotel 9.80 Cleator Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Grovewood House 10.00 Whitehaven Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Holbeck Ghyll Country House 10.00 Windermere Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info

Nuts In May Festival 2012 Video Playlist

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Tufty's Den

Nuts In May Festival 2012 Food and Drink

Lush hot drinks and divine home-baked cakes.

The Bedouin Tent has a sunshine-yellow lining and magic carpets for you to sit and dream on. It creates a mud-free, shoes-off safe haven; a cosy space for resting, relaxing, chatting, meeting new friends, reading, feeding, doing the crossword or grabbing a quick doze.

Venture through a not-very-secret tunnel to the Acoustic Wierdspace, frequently hosted by the infamous Wierdstring Band. Here you'll find rustic benches arrayed around a cosy wood-stove and some very fine tunes indeed. Impromptu performances intersperse with folky sessions and singalongs, way into the wee hours. It's all totally unplugged and spontaneous.

The Cafe and Acoustic Space are lit by extremely energy-efficient LED lighting - custom-designed by Dave Weirdigan and powered by  solar panels. This makes Weirdigans a beautiful and functional showcase for sustainable technology; and at night they're a festival landmark, glowing and twinkling with faerie lights and a flying illuminated teapot.

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