Our stages and other areas

The Main Stage
Prepare to be entertained by a mix of local and international superstars. Full line up will be announced in the Spring.

Bar Stage
Eclectic doesn’t even come close to covering it. Well, I suppose it’s close. Okay, it explains it really well. Full line up will be announced in the Spring but come and drink and watch and dance and repeat

The Prince Albert Stage
More info coming soon but rest assured, there will be some awesome music and entertainment here curated by the inimitable Lotte Lyster and her fine team

Village Green
A quintessentially British experience. Brass bands, crochet, arts and crafts’ workshops, cake, singing and dancing plus great competitions. More info on all of this to follow. And it wouldn’t be a village green without a tea tent, would it?

Kids Area
Plenty of free stuff for your little ones. Let their imaginations run wild with our arts and crafts creative corner. There will be storytelling, performances, interactive circus skills and so much more

Food Demo Tent
Our newest feature. Expect top chefs, helpful tips and general lifestyle assistance in this new, interactive and most importantly, free area

The Marketplace
Plenty of festival fair to be found here. Whether you need a glitter or henna tattoo or those all important floral headbands. Bring money and shop!!! Details of stalls to follow

Silent Disco
Silent Disco kicks off at 6.30pm and covers all genres of pop, dance and the odd bit of hair rock. Booking of headphones essential as we have sold out very quickly before – Pree book £3 per headset; £4 on the day; Group deals available. https://secure.djadz.org/

Chalfeast
We have a fantastic range of culinary delights for you this year. Even the fussiest of foodies will be licking their lips. Full list of food traders coming soon

Bars
We have alcohol. Come and buy some. 6 bars serving cider, lager, ale, Pimms, Prosecco and cocktails. All profits from the bars go back into Chalfest so really, you’re doing your bit by having a drink or two

The CrazyBird Comedy Club

The CrazyBird Comedy Club is immensely proud to be teaming up with Chalfest to bring a brand new venue to Chalfest 2019. The CrazyBird Comedy Tent will be open for business from 18.15-21.15 and on show will be some of the very best professional Stand-Up comedians from the UK circuit.

Angie Belcher –MC

“Hilarious and thought provoking *****5 stars” Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival

Angie presents dirty stanzas and awkward observations about approaching 40 via Agnosticism, angry computers and puppies. Her live work is fruity and not for the faint hearted. An accomplished comedy actor and writer, Angie has performed and written for screen and radio. See her before she sorts her life out.

https://angiebelcher.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/angiebelcher1

@angiebelcher

Nick Page

“a huge dose of likeability with some very clever material” Bath Chronicle.

Nick Page was a Britain’s Got Talent 2018 Semi-Finalist’ and won ‘The English Comedian of the Year’ in 2017.

With storytelling comics there’s a moment where the audience asks themselves ‘I wonder if that’s true?’ With Nick there is more doubt, because the stories are so outlandish, and yet at the same time there’s the sure knowledge that every story is true, and that his is a life lived laughing from disaster to disaster.

He has an enviable gag rate, with each story and routine filled with set ups, call backs and devastating punchlines. His stories are unique, yet relate to everyone. Everyone has felt frustrated by the legal system; nobody else has tried to go to prison to prove a point. Everyone watches daytime TV; nobody else has been sacked from it for an incident involving a Russian call girl and an antique rocking horse.

https://www.nickpagecomedy.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/nickpagecomedy/about/?ref=page_internal

@nickpageuk1

Sally-Anne Hayward

“Hayward is a bubbly stream of comedy anecdotes…a delightfully chatty act…an immensely likeable stage manner.” Chortle

Sally-Anne Hayward has been described as a charming and popular performer with a winning brand of autobiographical humour. She always manages to endear herself to any audience by taking them on a journey through her slightly eccentric world, including insights into the female psyche and her compulsion to send off spoof job applications.

Sally has developed a unique brand of sweet young lady cum sharp-witted fox, wrapped in layers of eminently likeable stage persona.

Currently performing at major venues up and down the country and regular compere at Jesters Comedy Club in Bristol, Sally is in high demand across the UK. As well as working as a comedian, Sally is an accomplished radio presenter and stage and television actress.

http://www.sallyannehayward.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/sallyanne.hayward

@sallyannhayward

Tim Clark

‘An unsung hero of stand-up comedy – the current master of this underrated art’ Guardian

Comedian, writer and actor Tim Clark is one of the brightest lights on the national comedy scene and a familiar face on television. His regular appearances at live venues throughout the country and especially at The Comedy Store and Jongleurs keep his wit sharp and his material fresh. His striking looks, quick wit and affable nature has made sure that Tim makes an instant impact on his many TV and radio appearances.

As a comedy performer Tim excels as a stand-up comedian, compere and conference host and continues to work all around the world. Tim was the first western comedian to work in Beijing, China and can still be found working in a variety of diverse situations, from military shows to corporate events.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Clark_(comedian)

@timclarkcomic

Matt Price

“Storytelling comedy necessitates a level of honesty I like. And Price is one of the best at it around.” – Scotland on Sunday

Matt Price prides himself in being able to play any room and adapt to a wide variety of audiences. He likes to interact and tell joke driven stories. He’s been travelling all over the world entertaining people at comedy clubs and festivals for over a decade. He was in the Laughing Horse New Act of the year final in 2004, so it’s well over ten years since he started comedy.

Amongst his fellow comedians, Matt is known for having some of the most bizarre, yet accessible stories from the wilder and more unusual side of life. His upbeat and friendly delivery mixed with his subject matter and audience skills means that you’ll hang on every word. Sometimes he just abandons the material and banters with the audience. It all depends on what is happening in the room.

https://www.mattpricecomedian.com/

https://www.facebook.com/mattpricecomedianuk

@mattpricecomedy

Thomas Green

“A fine balance of silliness, self-deprecation and sarcasm… Green feels like the kind of comedian you can take a date to.” – heckler.com

Thomas Green is an Australian comic based in the UK. An engaging story-teller, and known for his face of elasticity and highly energetic stage presence, Green has been selling out festival shows since 2012. Green’s quick-witted exchanges and improvisation with audience members are truly impressive, clever and natural.

His effervescent charisma and hilarious characterisations led to his nomination at the Adelaide Fringe Awards, leading to sold out shows at both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – ‘he’s proof you don’t need a gimmick to be great.

Green has not only been lively on the festival circuit, he has established himself on the UK circuit since moving to the UK in 2015 – playing nationwide at the big clubs, and becoming a sought after MC.

https://www.comedycv.co.uk/thomasgreen/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/iamthomasgreen

@iamthomasgreen

Tim Hoskins

‘Hilarious naivety.’ Arthur Smith (BBC, The Guardian).

Tim’s been performing since early 2015 and received interest from agents and regular repeat bookings from professional promoters, including Glee Club. Tim performs as character act Marti, mocking British local customs, language and habits. Naïve observational content with some wordplay and storytelling aim to give this act broad and entertaining appeal.

‘Really good show with a full house. Revelation of the night was Marti. This act completely blew the audience away. Indeed, at one stage I was laughing so much at his jokes, I was struggling to breathe. Marti is a German stand-up with a nervous facial twitch, who tells us funny stories from his day-to-day life…this could be a massive act.’ Martin Mullaney (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club, ComedyCV.co.uk)

‘Great big belly laughs from audience and comics alike, Tim’s set was peppered with moments of ridiculous strokes of genius! We will definitely have him back and thoroughly recommend him.’ Fitz of Giggles at Komedia.

http://www.comedycv.co.uk/timothyhoskins/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/timhoskinsmarti/

Gavin Pond

Local boy Gavin Pond will treat you to his special style of stand up, mixing songs and story based anecdotes and one liners. In his own words “Gavin Pond is to comedy what mother Theresa was to pole dancing!”

https://www.facebook.com/gavin.pond

Line Up

The CrazyBird Comedy Club is immensely proud to be teaming up with Chalfest to bring a brand new venue to Chalfest 2019. The CrazyBird Comedy Tent will be open for business from 18.15-21.15 and on show will be some of the very best professional Stand-Up comedians from the UK circuit.

Angie Belcher –MC

“Hilarious and thought provoking *****5 stars” Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival

Angie presents dirty stanzas and awkward observations about approaching 40 via Agnosticism, angry computers and puppies. Her live work is fruity and not for the faint hearted. An accomplished comedy actor and writer, Angie has performed and written for screen and radio. See her before she sorts her life out.

https://angiebelcher.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/angiebelcher1

@angiebelcher

Nick Page

“a huge dose of likeability with some very clever material” Bath Chronicle.

Nick Page was a Britain’s Got Talent 2018 Semi-Finalist’ and won ‘The English Comedian of the Year’ in 2017.

With storytelling comics there’s a moment where the audience asks themselves ‘I wonder if that’s true?’ With Nick there is more doubt, because the stories are so outlandish, and yet at the same time there’s the sure knowledge that every story is true, and that his is a life lived laughing from disaster to disaster.

He has an enviable gag rate, with each story and routine filled with set ups, call backs and devastating punchlines. His stories are unique, yet relate to everyone. Everyone has felt frustrated by the legal system; nobody else has tried to go to prison to prove a point. Everyone watches daytime TV; nobody else has been sacked from it for an incident involving a Russian call girl and an antique rocking horse.

https://www.nickpagecomedy.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/nickpagecomedy/about/?ref=page_internal

@nickpageuk1

Sally-Anne Hayward

“Hayward is a bubbly stream of comedy anecdotes…a delightfully chatty act…an immensely likeable stage manner.” Chortle

Sally-Anne Hayward has been described as a charming and popular performer with a winning brand of autobiographical humour. She always manages to endear herself to any audience by taking them on a journey through her slightly eccentric world, including insights into the female psyche and her compulsion to send off spoof job applications.

Sally has developed a unique brand of sweet young lady cum sharp-witted fox, wrapped in layers of eminently likeable stage persona.

Currently performing at major venues up and down the country and regular compere at Jesters Comedy Club in Bristol, Sally is in high demand across the UK. As well as working as a comedian, Sally is an accomplished radio presenter and stage and television actress.

http://www.sallyannehayward.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/sallyanne.hayward

@sallyannhayward

Tim Clark

‘An unsung hero of stand-up comedy – the current master of this underrated art’ Guardian

Comedian, writer and actor Tim Clark is one of the brightest lights on the national comedy scene and a familiar face on television. His regular appearances at live venues throughout the country and especially at The Comedy Store and Jongleurs keep his wit sharp and his material fresh. His striking looks, quick wit and affable nature has made sure that Tim makes an instant impact on his many TV and radio appearances.

As a comedy performer Tim excels as a stand-up comedian, compere and conference host and continues to work all around the world. Tim was the first western comedian to work in Beijing, China and can still be found working in a variety of diverse situations, from military shows to corporate events.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Clark_(comedian)

@timclarkcomic

Matt Price

“Storytelling comedy necessitates a level of honesty I like. And Price is one of the best at it around.” – Scotland on Sunday

Matt Price prides himself in being able to play any room and adapt to a wide variety of audiences. He likes to interact and tell joke driven stories. He’s been travelling all over the world entertaining people at comedy clubs and festivals for over a decade. He was in the Laughing Horse New Act of the year final in 2004, so it’s well over ten years since he started comedy.

Amongst his fellow comedians, Matt is known for having some of the most bizarre, yet accessible stories from the wilder and more unusual side of life. His upbeat and friendly delivery mixed with his subject matter and audience skills means that you’ll hang on every word. Sometimes he just abandons the material and banters with the audience. It all depends on what is happening in the room.

https://www.mattpricecomedian.com/

https://www.facebook.com/mattpricecomedianuk

@mattpricecomedy

Thomas Green

“A fine balance of silliness, self-deprecation and sarcasm… Green feels like the kind of comedian you can take a date to.” – heckler.com

Thomas Green is an Australian comic based in the UK. An engaging story-teller, and known for his face of elasticity and highly energetic stage presence, Green has been selling out festival shows since 2012. Green’s quick-witted exchanges and improvisation with audience members are truly impressive, clever and natural.

His effervescent charisma and hilarious characterisations led to his nomination at the Adelaide Fringe Awards, leading to sold out shows at both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – ‘he’s proof you don’t need a gimmick to be great.

Green has not only been lively on the festival circuit, he has established himself on the UK circuit since moving to the UK in 2015 – playing nationwide at the big clubs, and becoming a sought after MC.

https://www.comedycv.co.uk/thomasgreen/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/iamthomasgreen

@iamthomasgreen

Tim Hoskins

‘Hilarious naivety.’ Arthur Smith (BBC, The Guardian).

Tim’s been performing since early 2015 and received interest from agents and regular repeat bookings from professional promoters, including Glee Club. Tim performs as character act Marti, mocking British local customs, language and habits. Naïve observational content with some wordplay and storytelling aim to give this act broad and entertaining appeal.

‘Really good show with a full house. Revelation of the night was Marti. This act completely blew the audience away. Indeed, at one stage I was laughing so much at his jokes, I was struggling to breathe. Marti is a German stand-up with a nervous facial twitch, who tells us funny stories from his day-to-day life…this could be a massive act.’ Martin Mullaney (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club, ComedyCV.co.uk)

‘Great big belly laughs from audience and comics alike, Tim’s set was peppered with moments of ridiculous strokes of genius! We will definitely have him back and thoroughly recommend him.’ Fitz of Giggles at Komedia.

http://www.comedycv.co.uk/timothyhoskins/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/timhoskinsmarti/

Gavin Pond

Local boy Gavin Pond will treat you to his special style of stand up, mixing songs and story based anecdotes and one liners. In his own words “Gavin Pond is to comedy what mother Theresa was to pole dancing!”

https://www.facebook.com/gavin.pond

 

of course Dick and Dom are back

For updates on the line up for Chalfest 2019 follow our blog, or go to https://en-gb.facebook.com/Chalfest/

Chalfest 2019 will be held on July 20th and will just get better and better. If you want to get involved by trading, performing, sponsoring or helping with the production you can email info@chalfest.co.uk

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