Daxtonbury Festival of Music and Country Life
Friday 12 – Sunday 14 July
Airfield Road, Podington
Everybody loves a good party and they don’t get much better than the three-day music event held each year in fields near Podington in the north of the county. Daxtonbury – named after promoter Dax Miller and some other festival in Somerset – is a family-friendly event aiming to change lives. Everybody involved – musicians, DJ’s, sound and light technicians, organisers and promoters – gives their services for free, with all profits from the event being donated to local medical charities. Thanks to the support of festival-goers, and the generosity of local sponsors, last year over £10,000 was raised to fight illnesses such as cancer and cerebral palsy.
Over the three days about thirty-five different bands will be performing a wide range of music from folk, rock and rhythm’n’blues to reggae and punk. US & Floyd from Northampton are bringing their amazing Pink Floyd tribute show to the festival on Friday night with well-known Bedford artists such as Elijah Miller, Pearl Handled Revolver, Thr3e and Easydread playing across the weekend. Many of the performers are coming from further afield, with Hypnumb, coming all the way from New Zealand!
The festival site really is a self-contained village with everything that one could need for a weekend away. There is a wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, real ale bars, a cocktail bar, various clothing and jewellery stalls and of course the more essential necessities such as clean toilets and even a shower block! Most festival-goers stay for the weekend and both day and weekend tickets include free camping and car parking.
Weekend tickets start at just £40 and day tickets from £15. www.daxtonburyfestival.co.uk.