Family Festivals in GloucestershirePublished:
We're so lucky to have lots of great family-friendly music festivals on our doorstep where the family entertainment isn't just limited to great live music. These festivals also have lots going on for the kids too, from workshops and storytelling, to circus skills and crafts.
When: 31 May – 2 June, 2019
Where: Cheltenham Racecourse
Celebrating its 15th year in style, family favourite Wychwood Festival returns to the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, with more than 100 acts performing across four stages, plus a plethora of activities offering something for all ages to enjoy.
This year’s line-up so far includes headliners and legendary punk band The Stranglers, 80s new romantic heroes ABC, and pop rock sensations Scouting for Girls; plus T'Pau, Toyah, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, DJ’s Steve Davis (yes the snooker player!) and Kavus Torabi, Bez, Count Skylarkin, Tankus The Henge, John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett and many more, including Wychwood’s world famous house band Thrill Collins.
Voted the UK's favourite family festival, Wychwood brings together a plethora of incredible entertainment for everyone to enjoy, including a packed programme of workshops, loads of amazing activities, debates and comedy for all ages to have lots of fun.
Ticket Cost: Early Bird Day and Weekend tickets from just £44 (plus booking fee). PLUS Sign-up as a group organiser, get four friends to buy a ticket and get one for FREE.
More details and booking on the Wychwood Festival website
2000 Trees festival (use code 'Rocks' for a 10% discount)
When: 11-13 July, 2019
Where: Upcote Farm, Withington, Gloucestershire. GL54 4BL
Winner of eight national awards including ‘Best Medium Festival in the UK’ and described as “Britain’s Coolest Festival” by Kerrang! magazine, 2000trees is a 10,000-capacity weekend of live music, comedy and more set in the rolling Cotswold Hills, founded by six music fans tired of overpriced mainstream events that care more about profits than people.
2000trees is all about the music. With more than 120 of the absolute best new and underground acts from the worlds of rock and indie, plus some more established acts to close out the night. This years’ headliners are Frank Turner, You Me At Six and Deaf Havana. Previous bands include Enter Shikari, At The Drive In, Twin Atlantic, Frightened Rabbit, Slaves, Nothing But Thieves, Blood Red Shoes, Band of Skulls, The Bronx, Wolf Alice, Public Service Broadcasting, 65daysofstatic, Lower Than Atlantis, And So I Watch You From Afar, Future of the Left, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip and Hundred Reasons.
You’ll get 3 nights camping and a friendly, intimate atmosphere – plus amazing food and locally produced ciders, ales & lagers.
Ticket Cost: Prices start from £40 per day, up to £129.50 for a three-day ticket. Children under 13 go free.
Book via this link and use code 'Rocks' for a 10% discount
Cheese and Chilli Festival
When: 4th - 5th August, 2019
Where: Sandford Park
Like last year the Cheltenham Cheese and Chilli Festival event will bring an amazing array of tastes, colours and experiences to the town making it a must go to event. Perfect for cheese lovers who can try and buy from an incredible range of local and regional products and for those who enjoy a slice of spice it will be a foodies paradise but whatever your age, the Cheese & Chilli Festival will offer fun for the whole family.
Attractions include free cooking displays, tastings, beer tent, live music, street theatre, crazy golf, human-sized table football, children’s rides, treasure hunts, balloon modelling, craft and shopping stalls and lots more.
Ticket Cost: Early Bird online is £6 - under 16s go free
More details and booking on the Cheese and Chilli Festival website
Barn on the Farm
Where: Over Farm, Over, Gloucester, GL2 8DB.
Barn on the Farm is an independent family-friendly festival that focuses on finding the diamonds in the rough and giving them a place to shine. Ed Sheeran, James Bay, Ben Howard, Hozier, George Ezra, Bastille, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jack Garratt, Rag 'N' Bone Man, Bear's Den, Wolf Alice and many more have graced the barn floor in previous years; one can only imagine how many future award winners will take to the stage, so don't miss your chance to catch the spark before the wildfire spreads. The festival has a strong emphasis on intimacy, breaking the boundaries between audience and artist. Barn on the Farm strives to create a festival family that comes together to share a special and unique experience, an experience that fans come back for year on year.
2019 line-up includes Lewis Capaldi, Jade Bird, Gabrielle Aplin, Grace Carter, Samm Henshaw, Maverick Sabre
Ticket Cost: Day tickets £80, weekend tickets £120. Kids under 10 are free.
More details and booking on the Barn on the Farm website
CIRENCESTER AND LECHLADE FESTIVALS
Lechlade Music Festival
When: 24th – 26th May
Where: Riverside Park, A361 Highworth Road, Lechlade, GL7 3AL
Lechlade Music Festival is a multi-award winning family-friendly festival in the beautiful Cotswolds market town of Lechlade.
3 nights and 3 days of live music, workshops, yoga, circus skills, arts & crafts, street dance and storytelling.
The 2019 line-up includes The Feeling, Faux Fighters, The Marley Experience, That 80s Rock Show and more.
Ticket Cost: Kids go free, Adult day tickets start at £16, weekend at £84.95
More details and booking on the Lechlade Festival website