This August Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August sees the return of Grimsthorpe Festival.
An eclectic and dynamic summer festival disguised as a country fair, it promises to be a very English open air party for the whole family.
This unique event is charming and irresistible, where music-lovers share cheese and cucumber sandwiches with a bottle of real ale from the beer tent with well-known bands and artists, aristocracy, classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts, rockers, poets, fun runners, dancers, townies, graffiti artists and the lovely ladies who make the exceedingly good cupcakes.
In short, Grimsthorpe Festival represents classic summer entertainment for a vibrant and friendly crowd from all walks of life.
Held in the beautiful grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle Estate near Bourne, pioneering contemporary music and art meets traditional rural entertainment. This year’s event is set to be even bigger and better than ever before.
This year Grimsthorpe Festival is raising money and awareness for a number of charities including St John Ambulance, Help for Heroes and Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.
The last Grimsthorpe Festival was a huge hit, seeing around 20,000 festival-goers make their way to Grimsthorpe Castle for this amazing event.
Founder and organiser Daniel Sumpton says: “Last year’s Grimsthorpe was amazing, and for this year’s Festival I am opening an additional car park to get all the vehicles in to the event quicker. It is important that we keep developing the Festival each year, and so I am introducing lots of new side shows and workshops to entertain our lovely visitors.
“Grimsthorpe Festival 2014 is going to be fantastic! As well as all the old favorites including the Classic Car & Motorcycle Show and Show Ring events, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance should be joining the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight over Grimsthorpe Castle”
Grimsthorpe Festival 2014 will have something for everyone. It will be made up of 3 live music stages including the Main Stage with rock and indie bands playing to the crowds, as well as the Woodland Stage, The Courtyard Stage.
As well as music playing throughout the event, Grimsthorpe Festival will have a Show Ring featuring a number of captivating performances, including A Bit on the Side from the Side Saddle Association, dance groups and displays. There will also be a large number of side shows and and workshops to entertain the crowds, including Lionheart Company of Bowman, circus acts and workshops.
Daniel says: “This year’s Grimsthorpe Festival is going to be amazing value at just £8 for an adult Early Bird ticket. It really is about providing great entertainment for great value. I think this has to be one of the best value tickets for a festival around. I am also very pleased to introduce our Early Bird Family Ticket (2 Adults, plus 2 Children for just £25″.
As well as all the music and entertainment there will also be the very best of festival caterers with a huge choice of culinary delights, an extensive range of arts and crafts stalls, roaming entertainers who will never fail to stop you in your tracks, a fun filled fairground, relaxing therapy and massage zone, a farmer’s market selling the very best of Lincolnshire produce, and above all a magical atmosphere.
The festival will be topped off by a visit from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance that should be landing in the grounds.
Early Bird ticket prices for Grimsthorpe Festival 2014 are just £8 Adult), £6 Concession, £5 Children (3-12 yrs old), FREE Infants (0-2 yrs).
Go to grimsthorpefestival.com to get your Early Bird Tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the Main Gate on August Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August. Please see website for prices. Car parking is free.