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Lakefest 2016 Preview Posted on Wed 3rd August 2016

2016 Lakefest promises to be the biggest and best yet

Now in its fifth year, the positively flourishing Lakefest festival moves location to the glorious Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire. The new site promises to do this excellent family friendly festival full justice and FFA are hoping for further great things when the 2016 festival hits the fields 11th – 14th August.

This festival gets better year on year and our Festivals For All reviewers simply loved last year’s bash (read the Lakefest 2015 Review).

Lakefest have again upped the ante with an absolutely star studded line-up including Primal Scream, Cast, Starsailor, Afro Celt Sound System, Big Country, We Are Scientists, The Coral, Newton Faulkner, Roving Crows, Gaz Brookfield, Nahko And Medicine For The People, Molotov Jukebox, Secret Affair, The Cracked, and Altern8 with a Live P.A. If that wasn’t enough the splendid 3 Daft Monkeys are on hand to entertain the early arrivals on Thursday evening!

If you’ve been lucky enough to attend any of the previous Lakefest’s you’ll already know that this festival is about much more than the music. There is a wealth of other activities to entertain and delight, and virtually all are free. Fancy a Treasure Hunt, Storytelling, Theatre Workshops, Yoga Kids and Yoga Adults, Mask Making, or a Walk-About Dragon Procession anyone? Don’t forget Lakefest’s famous BMX Display and Workshops - including Meet-And-Greet Signings with the Pros – last year’s cycling displays were breath-taking.

This year the festival is even offering hassled parents a Crèche facility too! Adults can also enjoy the Spa and Hot Tub offerings and some cracking real ales and ciders in a vibrant bar scene amongst much else in a fun packed weekend for everyone.

Although Lakefest is billed as a ‘family friendly’ festival – don’t for a moment think that there is not a strong ‘adult’ element to proceedings as well. The festival is great for all ages … and after dark the adults certainly do come out to play!

Festivals For All will once again be covering proceedings and we can’t wait. With weekend tickets from £95 why not join us for what promises to be the best Lakefest yet.

Full Line-up

Primal Scream, Cast, Starsailor, Afro Celt Sound System, Big Country, We Are Scientists, 3 Daft Monkeys, The Coral, Newton Faulkner, Roving Crows, Gaz Brookfield, Nahko And Medicine For The People, Molotov Jukebox, Secret Affair, The Cracked, Altern8 - Live P.A, Polly Money, Lem And The White Fire, The Most Ugly Child, Nick Parker And The False Alarms, Barbarella's Bang Bang, Plastic Scene, Tom Forbes, Dry Clean Only, Sons Of Navarone, Plan Beat, The Deer Johns, Duke Special, Erica, Foreign Affairs, Baby D, The Honeyfire, Claire Boswell, Tallulah Rendall, The Ben Cipolla Band, Huw Eddy And The Carnival, Samsara Collective, The Filthy Spectacula, Tankus The Henge, Ocean Breed, Chinese Missy, Jack Fletcher Band, The Storyville Mob, The Dirty Smooth, Jasper In The Company Of Others, Jack Of All, Granny's Attic, Anon Amos, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Now Or Never, and The C-Quins Showband.

Lakefest 2016

Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1RL

Dates: 11th - 14th Aug 2016

Price: Tickets for adults (with camping) from £95.00

Article by Barrie Dimond

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Last modified on: Wed 3rd August 2016

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