Livestock Festival 2016 is a three-day event founded by Ben Leeke promising to be a weekend of music, film, camping and comedy. Launched last year seeing thousands of music lovers flocking to see impressive headliners Toploader, Scouting For Girls, The Feeling and The Hoosiers. As called “the best farm festival” by Roy Stride of Scouting For Girls. Livestock is predicted to have the crowds flocking with what promises to be a highlight of the South West festival season.
Livestock Festival Headliners 2016
The headliners for this year’s Livestock Festival include indie rock sensation The Fratellis, together with the newly reformed Reef to perform their smash hit Put Your Hands Up, along with new melodies from their just released album Live at St Ives. Reef guitarist Jesse Wood, son of Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood and husband of TV and radio presenter Fearne Cotton, joins the group to launch Livestock following the bands 2016 revival. With Sunday welcoming on stage the one and only Chesney Hawkes alongside 90’s heartthrob Jason Donovan. Hot off the heels of his sell out arena tour, Jason will entertain audiences with smash hits including Especially For You, Nothing Can Divide Us and Too Many Broken Hearts. Chesney will be belting out his stonking smash hit, climaxing with the single that tipped the top for five weeks and was the 20th most successful release of the entire decade. The Woodland Stage also will be playing host to a vibrant array of up and coming talent.
Livestock Festival Family Friendly
Livestock Festival is family friendly with the newly introduced Bloody Mary Stage welcoming a variety of comedy and children’s entertainment acts. Families will have plenty to immerse themselves in throughout the weekend with workshops from Time Travelling Toby, Circus Skills sessions, a climbing wall and much more. Little ones can meet real life farmyard friends with pony rides and Animal Encounters bringing along a menagerie of creatures great and small for children to touch, hold and learn all about. Fizz Pop Science, Rugby Tykes and Tractor and Trailer Rides will also be on offer.
There is also a feast of food will be on offer including kickass burgers from The Hungry Toad, freshly prepared pizzas from Just Wood Fired Pizzas, perfect pies from The Pie Factory and foreign flavours from the Castaway Kitchen. Not forgetting that glamping and camping facilities are available.
Livestock Festival Fancy Dress Competition
Sunday 31st July 2016 sees the introduction of a fancy dress theme – with the winner being announced on the Sunday and receiving tickets to next year’s Livestock Festival. Playing on the festival’s name this year the theme is “Livestock” – with anything going from farm animals (the mighty mooo-sive or some shameless sheep) to farmers and anything in between.
Friday 29th July – Sunday 31st July 2016
Manor Farm, Longdon nr Tewkesbury, just 10 minutes from Junction 9 of the M5
Adult tickets are priced from £35.00 and children’s from £1.00. Family tickets, camping, glamping and VIP upgrades are also available. For the latest updates and to book tickets, visit www.livestocklongdon.co.uk.