A Lost Weekend 2012 Overview
Take a moment and imagine this.....a hot and sunny July afternoon, a pint of Rutland Beast, a cool breeze blowing across the water, some hot rocking music and you're kicking back and having a relaxing time....you must be at a lost weekend
So get your tickets, leave the kids at the in-laws, dig out your shorts and shades, head down to Rutland Water, pitch your tent in the lost village and have a lost weekend
Two stages of great music.....the Horseshoe stage featuring national and international artists with a couple of surprising acts you must not miss.....and the Osprey stage giving a host of unsigned artists the opportunity to be seen and heard by a wider audience.
Artists booked to appear include Wilko Johnson, The Hoosiers, The Blockheads, and Toploader.
Ticket prices (from): Adult Weekend including Camping and Parking £75
A Lost Weekend 2012 Event Info
Feeling peckish....what's it to be.....a lost weekend offers cuisine from around the world, only fresh, quality food is served at a lost weekend.....and wash it down with a pint of Rutland Bitter
So if you made it to a lost weekend, you might have forgotten something or need to buy a gift for the one you left at home, while you got lost....then pop down to the trading post browse the stalls or buy some festival merchandise so when you make it back home you will remember where it was you got lost.
So that's what it is all about.....it’s not the Isle of Wight, Glastonbury or Download, its a temporary weekend home for lovers of good music, great beer, good food and a chance to meet like-minded people, who also got lost in England's smallest county.
Arena Opening Times
The main arena will open at 12.00 on Friday 20th July, there will be live entertainment on the Osprey stage from 17.30hrs to 23.30hrs, the caterers will be serving a wide range of cuisine from around the world, the trading post will be open for business, the Dodgems and Waltzer will be buzzing and our bar will be serving their award winning beers.
On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July, the arena will open at 10.00hrs, with the main stage running from 13.00hrs to 23.30hrs and the second stage from 14.00hrs to 20.00hrs, the arena will close at 02.00hrs.
Carers Tickets: A lost weekend welcomes all disabled persons who wish to attend the festival, although they are on a parkland setting it is mainly level with gentle gradients.
Disabled persons who receive the middle or higher rate component of the DLA, will be entitled to claim a free ticket for their carer.
To obtain your free ticket you will need to supply proof that you are eligible to receive this part of the DLA
Once you have purchased your own ticket, please forward your contact details and proof of eligibilty to them at Carers Tickets, A Lost Weekend Ltd, 12 Main Road, Glaston, Oakham, Rutland LE15 9BP
They will then forward with your ticket, a free ticket of the same type for your carer, along with a car parking pass
PLEASE NOTE, all applications for carers tickets must be received by Friday 1st June 2012.
Disabled Parking: Spaces for disabled visitors will be allocated at the top of the car park close to the road, be aware that the car park is grassland, there will be stewards on hand to provide assistance if required.
Further Information: There will be disabled toilets facilities on site, these will be located in both the arena and the campsite
There will be a disabled viewing platform for the Horseshoe stage, which will accommodate disabled visitors and a carer, close to toilets and the bar.
If you are coming to the festival and have any special requirements, please message them.
A Lost Weekend 2012 Line Up
A Lost Weekend 2012 Travel Info
The Sykes Lane site at Rutland Water is situated just to the west of the village of Empingham on the A606 Stamford to Oakham Road.
Please ensure that when you are nearing the site you follow the temporary festival road signs and not the Rutland Water signs.
To avoid congestion at the site entrance they suggest that you arrive at the site from the east, travelling towards Oakham. By following this suggestion you will make a left turn into the entrance thereby avoiding having to cross the flow of traffic
From the North West, follow the M62 to the A1, then head south to the A606 junction at Stamford and follow the temporary signs
From the North East, head south on the A1 to the A606 junction at Stamford and follow the temporary signs
From the South West and West Midlands, use the M6 or MI, then travel east on the A14 to the A43, where you will follow signs to the A1 Stamford. Head north on the A1 to the A606 junction at Stamford and follow the temporary signs
From London and the South East, head north on the A1 or M11 to the A606 junction at Stamford and follow the temporary signs
The nearest rail stations are at Oakham and Stamford, both of which are served by the cross country rail service from Birmingham New Street to Stansted Airport.
There is a station at Corby, which is a little further away, but it is on the London to Sheffield main line
A Lost Weekend 2012 Hotels
A Lost Weekend 2012 Food and Drink
Plenty of good food available all weekend - plus:
The Grainstore Brewery from Oakham will be providing the bars at a lost weekend. The largest brewery in the smallest county is the proud boast of the Grainstore who will be on site serving their award winning ales.
Choose from Rutland Bitter, Cooking, Triple B, Ten Fifty or for a beer with bite there is Rutland Panther and Rutland Beast. The bars will serve a wide range of drinks alongside the locally brewed beers.