Village Pump Folk Club, Trowbridge presents...


Drumming circle

Festival Info

The festival site sits underneath the magnificent Westbury white horse

The dates for 2014 are Friday 25th July to Sunday 27th July.

Stages

There will be three main stages. The first of these is a large marquee, and plays host to some of the best folk acts working today. The second for 2014 will be another stage in a tent that will be larger than the 2013 stage 2 (the hall) and will give us the opportunity to take off the sides to increase capacity when required. The third is within the country club itself and will continue to stage ceilidhs and dances and the quiz as well as providing workshops. In addition we will continue to use this hall to stage some lively late night music for those who like to party into the small hours.

In addition, the Club Tent will be putting on concerts throughout the weekend featuring some of the best club acts in the region and beyond, as well as Open Mic and other events.

We love families (most of us come from one) and the festival has a family tent just for you and yours. We have many wonderful and entertaining acts that we know the kids and adults will enjoy. The Family tent will be situated near the White Horse Country Park's own playground. Please be aware that we are not responsible for your child while they are being entertained.

As well as the main stages there are also a number of smaller sessions and family oriented tents, as well as bars and trade stalls.

Camping / Caravans

You will be able to access the large, flat camping field on site from 12 noon on Thursday 24th July. The campsite is a short (and extremely pleasant) walk from the main arena. There may even be a land train running for those who prefer not to walk.

There will be space set aside for disabled access camping close to the arena and special parking spaces for those with a blue badge. If you require parking or camping or both, please let us know when you book your tickets. In addition, registered carers will be given the opportunity to buy a ticket for half price, as long as the person they are caring for has a ticket! (Please note:- we reserve the right to ask registered carers for proof of their status). We are sorry but because of rising costs we are unable to offer free tickets for carers this year.

Please read our Accessibility Information sheet for more details.

Parking

There is ample parking near the campsite.

Stewarding

Volunteering to become a steward may be the best thing you've done so far this year and will certainly be the most enjoyable! Come and help make it happen.

Stewarding is mainly answering questions, giving advice and keeping an eye on the area you’ve been allocated. There are a variety of roles, from checking tickets to monitoring crowds at stages to staffing a festival gate.

It means being alert, friendly and attentive, and able to report issues that occur. You will be required to work 12 hours (3 x 4 hour shifts) over the duration of the festival. We always try to put friends and partners on the same shifts.

Please read our Information for Stewards factsheet for more information and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Iona Barker at villagepumpstewards@gmail.com

You will need to complete our Steward Application Form