Willowman Festival 2013 Overview
Willowman Festival returns to the heart of North Yorkshire again for its fourth year, Lovingly crafted, four days of fun and frivolity provide the ultimate summer staycation adventure.
Real Ale and quality food will provide that all important party energy to allow you to try out your most cunning dance moves.
Family Friendly , relaxed and amidst beautiful rolling Yorkshire countryside, Willowman is put together by people who love what they do.
Artists booked to appear include New Model Army, The Orb, Space, Sicknote, and The Wonderstuff.
Willowman Festival 2013 Event Info
Spread over 28 acres the park provides flat as a pancake camping facilities, standing water points and lots of lovely drainage to ensure that they have no mud stuck vehicles.
Camping: What could be better to escape the daily drudgery of modern Britain than camping under the solstice sky for a whole four days .
At Willowman they realise camping is integral to, and not an add on, to your festival experience.
For 2013 they can offer three distinct camping areas, Campsite One is for families and those who do not wish to party all night (tents only) General camping is also for tents only and lastly they have a large area for caravaners and those with live in vehicles.
Please note Viking Jeff and his team of willow pickers will endeavour to keep the site lemony fresh and clean. However if you can bag your own rubbish this helps them a huge amount.
For those who have been to much bigger events and made the death march from car to distant campsite fear not. The Willowman campsite is only a hop, skip and a jump from the carparking area.
Flyer hire will be on hand to help carry your tackle from boot to pitch.
Information on Glamping options are available HERE.
Kids: The Children’s Willow Wonderland is going to be the best yet! :To make the whole festival experience one of magical enchantment for the Willow Children there will be fairies, angels, games, robots and toys for the boys, Stilt walkers, jugglers, hoola hoops, and magicians.
To ensure nobody misses out on any of the magic the Punch and Judy Shows, Dream Catcher making, arts and crafts classes will be advertised on the site throughout the weekend and published in their brand new programme.
Their regular face painter’s and storyteller’s promise to keep their Willow Children lost in an imaginary Wonderland and give Mum’s and Dad’s a chance to relax and enjoy there weekend.
Willowman Festival 2013 Line Up
Willow Woobly Stage
Willowman Festival 2013 Travel Info
Unlike many festivals which are an ordeal of back roads and little used byways .The Willowman is very easy to get to. If you let the train take the strain you have a 2 hour 45 minute journey from Edinburgh Waverley Down to Northallereton . For Southern visitors it is a 2 hour 40 minute journey up from London kings cross and again hopping off at Northallerton. From this busy little market town it is a 10 minute cab journey to the festival site.
Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton Thirsk.
Car drivers and caravaners - You will find it very easy to get to by road.
From the South
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Take the A1 North, exit onto the A168 (signposted Thirsk/Teeside). This runs into the A19. The A19 trunk road starts near Thirsk continue onto the A19 (signposted Teeside) exit at Borrowby / Knayton junctions just north of Thirsk and you will be right at the sight.
From the North
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Take the A19 south, past Teeside, Northallerton & Osmotherley turning Drive 5.5 miles to the Borrowby / Knayton junction, over the flyover and you will be right on the sight.
Willowman Festival 2013 Hotels
|Woundales Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast||0.60||Borrowby||Info|
|The Three Tuns - a JD Wetherspoon Hotel||3.90||Thirsk||Info|
|Fourways Guest House||4.00||Thirsk||Info|
|White Horse Lodge||4.10||Thirsk||Info|
|Hollin Barn Holiday Cottages||4.20||Thirsk||Info|
|Solberge Hall Hotel||4.40||Northallerton||Info|
|The Kings Arms||4.90||Thirsk||Info|
|The Golden Lion Hotel||5.10||Northallerton||Info|
|Allerton Court Hotel||5.80||Northallerton||Info|
|The Village Inn||6.00||Northallerton||Info|
|The Cleveland Tontine||6.90||Northallerton||Info|
|Somerset House Farm||7.60||Northallerton||Info|
|The Courtyard Rooms, Welbury||9.00||Northallerton||Info|
|Lodge At Leeming Bar Hotel||9.20||Bedale||Info|
|The Old Rectory||9.20||York||Info|
|Black Horse Inn||10.00||Northallerton||Info|
Willowman Festival 2013 Food and Drink
Food: Whilst it may be true that an Army marches on its stomach, it is also fair to say that Festi goers need to keep energy levels high with varied and delicious food.
At Willowman they view quality food, drink and music as being interconnected. Food is an energy provider, drink is a social lubricant and music can intoxicate us all.
Please try their tremendous caterers to maximise your Willowman weekend adventure.
Tabernacle Entertainment: Over the last two years the Willowman Arms Real Ale Bar has proved to be hugely successful and with over 10 real ales available at any time you will be positively spoiled for choice.
Courtesy of Wall’s County town Brewery brewed in Northallerton they even have their very own brew -Willow Wobbly. How cool is that?
To ensure everybody is catered for, this year they will be adding a Tequila Bar, a Jagermiester Bar and a Pimms Bar, here you will be able to fast track the real ale specialists and get slammed.
Within the Bar there will be the second stage – the place of great musical magic. If you came last year you will know that there were many stunning live performances on this stage. It is an ideal area to sit and listen and watch some fantastic live music of from folk to fusion, from blues to jazz and from rock to roll.
Real Ale – Real Music – Real People!