The producers of the Didmarton Bluegrass Festival are just about there! Programme chock a block and just under fifty bands will be appearing on two stages at Didmarton Bluegrass Festival 2012. Must be a record. So one thing you won’t need to worry about is shortage of choice with all sorts of music to supplement the bulging Bluegrass and Old Time programmes. The event takes place at Kemble Airfield in Cotswold, England.
The full line up of bands is on the band's page and you can check the running orders for each day too. We've still got a bit of work to for the workshops and the dance programme but we should have the info very shortly.
Advance tickets are still available from the website until August the 15th after which you will have to purchase your passes at the gate (please bring cash for payment!). And there’s no fear of us selling out, so you can travel with peace of mind.
The site does get very full by Thursday night and with the extra concert, people are making the most of our comfortable site with hot showers and easy access to local attractions in the heart of the Cotswolds. The site opens at noon on Wednesday the 29th August. Why not make a long weekend of it and visit the area. We’re close to the historical town of Cirencester and The Cotswold Water Park both well worth a visit in the build up to the festival.
We are still appealing for a few stewards to help us run things smoothly over the weekend so if a little work takes your fancy, do go to the “volunteer” page of the website and complete a form. Your services will be well appreciated.
Even the weather is threatening to settle down after the wettest spring and early summer for some time. The prevailing conditions are set to change to give us a more normal British Summer! So that’s less rain but probably still some wet days!
The festival has a new caterer who has been in touch and is preparing to satisfy hungry banjo players and they do hope you will take a few meals with them over the weekend.
And, our friends at OGRI MCC will be just recovered from their own annual bash and ready to serve us some of the cheapest beer on the festival circuit. More fun times around the nightly bonfire to come! Can’t beat it can you?
The BBMA will be running an improved facility in order to get to meet some of the members and some who are not. There will be a small marquee providing free tea and coffee, a space for socialising and coming to meet some of the people who run that organisation. It will also be the place to book a lesson in the BBMA tuition tent where some of the most skilled musicians on the Bluegrass scene will be giving lessons. The final schedule with a list of the tutors is to be announced in the next couple of weeks. There will be a press release on this website and if you are interested in booking a lesson, you can email your request at email@example.com. Please add “Tuition” in the subject line.
That’s all for now but there’s so much gong on that I expect to be making further announcements in the next couple of weeks.
See you at Kemble next month!