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Oceans 18

This year our theme is Oceans – we are highlighting the issue of plastic through theatre, art and discussion and we welcome some awesome green champions to our Eco Hub throughout the weekend – Greenpeace, Plastic Oceans UK, City to Sea, FRANK Water, Surfers Against Sewage and Sustainable Backwell. We[…]

Bhangra & Bollywood – Friday November 10th

TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR NOW We bring you Asian warmth and vibrant colours this autumn with world renowned, award winning musicians, and festival favourites RSVP Bhangra, whose infectious Punjabi rhythms and dance beats will fill your soul! And if that is not enough, you can also learn a[…]

Photos of our evening with Tony Robinson

Sir Tony Robinson was in stupendous form on Friday, there was a palpable sense of joy in the room! You can see the photos on our Facebook page if you follow this link Tony Robinson Pictures on Facebook

An evening with Tony Robinson – SOLD OUT!

Much-loved actor, presenter and author, Sir Tony Robinson, comes to Backwell on Friday September 8th 2017, for an evening of funny, self-deprecating humour. His personal timeline leads from child star to iconic sidekick, Baldrick, to archaeological voyeur, with a sprinkling of merry men and a lot of risk taking along[…]

Our 2016 International Charity – Motivation

This year our international charity is Motivation, a truly wonderful organisation, nestling quietly in the local countryside but making a determined and dramatic impact all over the world. For the last 25 years, Motivation has been empowering disabled people globally, not only by giving them physical freedom, but also by advising[…]

Intergalactic theme

So in honour of Tim Peake, David Bowie, Star Wars and Professor Stephen Hawking, we’ve decided this year’s festival should be themed Intergalactic! Different areas of the festival field will be decorated accordingly, our entertainment line-up has some intergalactic links, and we invite you to dress up all weekend if you[…]

World Beats – Festival Launch Party – April 23

We’re launching this year’s festival at one of the coolest venues in Bristol, bringing hypnotic afro-funk dance from one of Africa’s best bands, Harare and the smooth reggae sounds of the legendary, and award-winning, Troy Ellis. We’ve invited DJs Area Boys to take us into the wee small hours; Claire, our[…]

Celebrate Bowie

THANKS FOR A TRULY MEMORABLE NIGHT! FOR PHOTOS CLICK HERE Let’s dance and sway, and be kings and queen’s just for one day! Come celebrate the creative musical genius of one of our heroes on Saturday March 5th. An evening dedicated to David Bowie. Fantastical costume optional, but this is[…]

Bella Loka

Bella Loka take our final bandstand slot

The line up is complete! Bella Loka will be joining us in the late slot on the Bandstand Stage. Originally from Bristol, Tea Boothby (vocals, guitar, piano & songwriting) and David Boothby (guitar, laptop production) are now based in Camden Town, London. The Escape EP, produced at Abbey Road Studios by in-house producers[…]