Early bird tickets sold out in 10 hours!!! Full price and community tickets available here...

https://www.theticketfairy.com/event/chalfest-2018/

 

Chalfest 2018...we are delighted to announce our 2018 main stage headliners. Basement jaxx (dj set) the proclaimers and dick and dom

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CHALFEST 2018 - The Party on the Hill Returns!

Great news, Chalfest is BACK for 2018!!

July 2018 will see the return of Chalfest, a wonderful one-day family festival taking place in Chalford Hill.

Packed to the rafters with over 40 acts playing across five great live music stages, heaps of fab workshops, games & activities for kids, circus skills, forest school, delicious street food trucks and gourmet treats all washed down with plenty of refreshing craft beer & cider!

Headline acts for the main stage have now been confirmed as:

BASEMENT JAXX (DJ SET)
Masters of the on stage extravaganza, Brixton dance legends Basement Jaxx will be rocking the Chalfest crowds with their high energy banging tunes.

THE PROCLAIMERS
Belting out their famous crowd pleasers, the Scottish pair guarantee to have every single festival visitor singing along to 500 Miles! 

DICK & DOM
Following their hilarious capers on stage at Chalfest 2017, the dynamic duo will be making a much requested return to Chalfest with even more mishap and mayhem

The full line up will be announced early spring 2018.
Expect incredible live music, performances, DJ’s and surprise guest artists.

Tickets go on sale at 8am on Weds 13th December with a limited number of discounted Early Bird tickets.

Ticket prices as follows:
Adult Ticket £30
Adult EARLY BIRD Ticket £20
Youth (12-16) £10
Kids (u12) Free

Discounted tickets are available for Chalford Parish residents at just £5

If you are unable afford the £5 ticket fee but wish to attend, please get in touch via info@chalfest.co.uk

 

PLEASE REMEMBER WE SOLD OUT IN 2017

Click on the link for tickets https://www.theticketfairy.com/event/chalfest-2018/

 

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Chalfest's Got Talent

 Pictured below are one of the group winners from Chalfest 2017, Pawnee. Ben Burwell, our overall winner can be seen here https://vimeo.com/227979989 Watch this space for more information on the 2018 auditions. Get practising!

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About

We believe in bringing our community together, Chalfest aims to promote a real sense of community identity in the areas of Chalford and Eastcombe through this fun and exciting event. Our aims are four fold

  • To have all of the individual community groups working as one to both plan and implement the event. This way there really is ‘something for everyone’
  • To promote the community groups to allow them to grow in public awareness, membership, support and financially. This is achieved by giving all community groups a free pitch at Chalfest from which they will keep all of their proceeds
  • To teach skills and compliment studies for people of all ages. Be it students of media studies helping with our social media information or school pupils working with local tradespeople to create the decor
  • To create a superb, fun and exciting event that we can all enjoy and be truly proud of

We hope that Chalfest has something for everyone.

  • Main stage – Our entertainment and music stage. We have the Chalford Brass Band, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Toploader, Dick and Dom, two awesome local bands, Chalfest’s Got Talent Winners. The word eclectic springs to mind
  • Other Stage - curated by The Prince Albert – A chance to see some of the more up and coming bands from the local area and further afield.
  • Bar Stage – Every band a local. From covers to country, jazz to blues. We are a talented local bunch
  • Bars -We have a traditional bar, two cans bars and a Pimms tent. If you look under 25 you will be asked for ID. Please don’t be offended, we want to do this event again and again.
  • Kids Entertainment area – Singing, dancing, dance classes for all, Silly Science and Circus Skills performances and free workshops, all topped off with a Silent Disco curated by local teens.
  • Kids Arts and Crafts – A great interactive area of fun and games, arts and crafts organised and run by The PlayRangers
  • Baby and Toddler Welfare (Run by the Gloucestershire Doulas) – A quieter space where you can come and breastfeed in private if you wish (you can of course breastfeed anywhere at the festival), change a nappy or just chill to a few stories
  • Village Fete Games – a selection of village fete table top games to amuse, flummox and enjoy
  • Village Green – an area outside the Village Fete marquee where traditional and not so traditional performances will unfold
  • Tea and Cake tent – It wouldn’t be an event without tea and cake and we have it in a’bun’dance. Sorry!
  • Arts and Craft tent sponsored by Victoria Works of Chalford. A chance for local artists and creators to showcase their wares and a chance to for us to purchase said arty crafty paraphernalia
  • Food Market – Funky Falafel, Velo’s wood fired pizzas, Nomnom Cupcakery and coffee, Ali’s Burgers and Hotdogs, Hobbs Bakery toasties, Pit Smoked BBQ, Bison Kitchen Mac ‘n’ Cheese, popcorn, candy floss, sweets, Winstones Ice Cream and smoothies you make yourself by peddling a bike
  • Inflatables area for children of all ages, scavenger hunt, limited edition merchandise, bucking bronco, charitable stalls, face and glitter painting, henna tattoos and much more to follow

Announcement soon regarding tickets for 2018.

If you live outside the area you can buy tickets from here

THERE IS NO PARKING NEXT TO THE EVENT SO YOU WILL NEED TO EITHER PURCHASE A RETURN BUS TICKET FROM STROUD OR USE OUR PARK AND RIDE FACILITY. YOU CAN BUY TICKETS FOR THIS THROUGH THE SAME LINK ABOVE.

DO NOT TURN UP WITHOUT A TICKET. THIS IS A SECURITY MANAGED, FENCED EVENT AND WE ARE NOT SELLING TICKETS AT THE GATE.

THERE IS NO PARKING NEAR THE EVENT EXCEPT FOR DISABLED PARKING.

Please see our Travel section for all the travel and parking information.

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Community Groups

Our Partners

Opportunities exist at all levels to work in partnership with and support Chalfest. Please email info@chalfest.co.uk for further information. 

Travel

The Chalfest organisers are committed to keeping traffic in the area to a minimum and in 2017 organised shuttle buses, car parks and disabled parking. See below for the setup for 2017 and expect something similar for future events

We have 2 car parks for the park and ride. These will be well signposted leading to the event and are outlined on the map attached. The first site is at Thomas Keble School, GL6 7DY with the second being the field next to the Eastcombe Scout Hut which is just around the corner. Please head to Thomas Keble first where Chalfest helpers will check your park and ride tickets and show you where to park

The car parks are open from 10.15am with the first shuttle buses running from 10.45 from Thomas Keble School. The buses will run until midday

The shuttle bus back will leave the site at 9.45pm. If you have not yet purchased your park and ride ticket you can do so here

Bus from stroud

If you have booked the shuttle bus from Stroud you need to be at Bus Stop N. Postcode is GL5 1QA

This is on the A46 just outside Cineworld. We will have a Chalfest helper there checking your tickets so please have them ready. The bus times are as follows

First bus - 10.20am, Second bus - 10.35am, Last bus - 10.50am

If you want to catch a later bus to the event, the normal 64 bus runs from Stroud. You will need to pay for this. Please click here for the timetable. You can do this and get the shuttle bus back as long as you have bought the shuttle bus ticket here

Please email us at info@chalfest.co.uk if you wish to use the disabled car park as spaces are limited at the moment. We aim to have extra space nearby on the day but would like to send you email confirmation that you can show to the stewards

Contact Us

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Pleasure Ground,
France Lynch
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