Good Life Experience 2018

Good Life Experience 2018
Hawarden Estate
Chester Rd, Hawarden
United Kingdom
Dates: 14th - 16th Sep 2018

Festival Information

Good Life Experience 2018 Overview

The Good Life Experience intends to be a celebration of artists and artisans, debates and discovery, action and adventure, rock and roll revelry and relaxation, family fun and feasts and carnival and culture. The Good Life Experience takes place in the glorious, unusual, historic and setting of the Hawarden Estate against the backdrop of two castles.

The founders’ curious and explorative minds and collective experience of late nights and wild adventures has resulted in a truly unique festival. Expect raucous music from all over the world curated by Cerys, axe throwing, foraging, campfire cooking sessions with world class chefs, daily feasts, wild children, mass sing-a-longs, over 40 expert craftspeople, beer served by experts, talks by explorers, abseiling, a free 1930s fairground, tree climbing, poetry, literature and endless How To… talks. Everything is aimed at adults and children alike; there aren’t many festivals that truly do that.

It’s an inclusive festival that celebrates friendship with open arms. Everyone who attends becomes part of The Good Life family and the festival aims to create experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. It’s also dog-friendly so the whole family is welcome.

Good Life Experience 2018 Line Up

Gwenno, Bill Ryder-Jones, Greg Wilson, Willy Vlautin + Dave Murphy, Viv Albertine In Conversation With Jude Rogers, Chris Watson, Boy Azooga, Stick In The Wheel, Darren Hayman (And Band) Presents Thankful Villages, Erland Cooper, Seamus Fogarty, Halo Maud, The Fernweh, 77:78, Heavenly Jukebox, Tim Dee In Conversation With John Andrews + Will Burns, Joe Minihane, Rough Trade Books, Helia Phoenix + Jude Rogers, Will Burns, Jeff Towns + Ceri Murphy, MC John Andrews

Good Life Experience 2018 Event Info

The Good Life Experience is of course much more than the music – here’s a taster of some of the other goodies on offer:


Thomasina Miers

Deliciously Ella

Tom Herbert, The Fabulous Baker Brothers

Valentine Warner

Alfred Cary, Carbecue

Kotlich Outdoor Kitchen

Butchery Displays

Genevieve Taylor, How To Eat Outside

Hester Gray

Coffee Master Class

Sausage Making Courses

Craft Beer Tent.


Vic North, Campfire Bakery

Tin Cup Whiskey Tent

Speakeasy Tent

Amazing & Local Food Stands

And Much More!


Ben Fogle

Best Made Co. Tent, All The Way From New York City

Eroica Britannia

Poler Stuff

Hatchet + Bear

Natural Navigator Tristan Gooley

Star Gazing

Roger Phillips, Campfire Mushroom Man

James Greenwood

Leather Working

Campfire Cooking Displays

Campfire Butchery Displays

Tug Of War

Axe Throwing For Everyone


Archery For Everyone

Bushcraft For Everyone.

And Lots More!


A Vintage Fairground

Yoga Instruction

Tai Chi Demonstrations

Bromley's Barbershop

Knot Tying

Leather Working

Albam’s Great British Craft Tent

Pedlars Vintage Market

Anthony Oram

Hugh Miller Furniture

The Magnificent Hound

Environmental Artist Tim Pugh

Cuban Cigar Rolling + Dance

Kate Samuels Enamel Design

Book Shop

Print Truck

Rock N Roll Cafe


Climbing Wall

Children's Play

And More...

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