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Black Deer is unique. With female co-founders, a breath-taking location in the garden of England and a passion for all things Americana, this award-winning boutique event offers a festival experience like no other. Its founders are no strangers to the UK’s events industry – having produced and directed much-loved festivals with music legends like Bob Dylan, The Eagles and Neil Young – and have a lifelong love affair with country music and the authentic Americana aesthetic. This compelling blend of originality, experience and passion has shaped Black Deer into an exciting and emerging force on the UK festival scene.
Now into its second year, following a ‘Best New Festival on the Block’ triumph at the Association of Independent Festival Awards and ‘Music Event of the Year’ at the Event Production Awards, the three-day celebration of Americana has remained true to cultivating a community of spirit and independence where the lines between artists, supporters and promoters disappear. Indeed, Black Deer exists to stay true to the communities, cultures, storytellers and memories that inhabit this indefinable world.
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Cambridge Folk Festival, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world. Held each year since 1965 in the beautiful setting of Cherry Hinton Hall, it attracts around fourteen thousand people, many of whom return year after year.
The Doctor Music Festival returns after 20-year hiatus. The legendary and pioneer festival – known nationally as the “Spanish Woodstock” – played in the late 90s by David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Massive Attack, Patti Smith, Rage Against the Machine, Muse, Blur, Nick Cave, Underworld, Carl Cox, etc… – is due to return in 2019. The spirit of those three days and four nights of music, love and nature will come back to life in July 2019. The reincarnation will occur in the same valley surrounded by the mountains where our mythical cow was born, at Escalarre, in the Catalan Pyrenees. The festival will be an organic “Shangri-La” built on the principles of Food Sovereignty. Our sustainability commitment means that we will apply a zero-waste policy and will give top priority to local suppliers.
Because it is harder to get to our festival than to most other festivals, only those overflowing with creative energy, friendship, love for music and a desire to enjoy life and nature will be able to enjoy that feeling of freedom provided at the enormous site of Doctor Music Festival. Forget the masses and welcome to a place so perfect that it feels out of this world.
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Shambala takes place across four days on the August Bank Holiday Weekend at a stunning secret location in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. The variety and quality of entertainment on offer is staggering for a festival of its size. With over 200 diverse musical acts across 12 live stages, world-class cabaret, an amazing array of workshops, stand-up comedy, inspirational talks and debates, jaw dropping circus and acrobatics, interactive theatre and nationally acclaimed poetry all housed in beautifully decorated venues.
Pioneering, intimate and truly innovative, Shambala Festival has perfectly blended creativity and participation for well over a decade. Shambala is a special place where you play, revitalise, make lots of new friends and return to the world fuelled-up on the beauty of being alive. As well as being known as a “legendary party”, it is also a haven for cutting edge theatrics and performance, a think-tank of ideas and an award winning green event.
The Green Gathering is a showcase of real life, low-impact alternatives. Its focus is education for sustainability, with the proviso that education should be hands-on and fun. The festival’s strapline is ‘beyond hedonism’ and it aims to provide an environment where creativity can be applied to ecological and social dilemmas.
This translates into a tapestry of skillsharing and entertainment, all powered by wind, sun and people. Campaign stalls and a Speakers’ Forum vie for attention with tiny music stages showcasing up-and-coming and avant garde talent. Performance artists, healers, mystics and tipi dwellers inhabit the festival’s fringes.
Traders and caterers are picked for their ethics and the quality of their wares. Workers’ co-operative stalls, handmade and recycled goods, and organic produce are abundant. There are forays into the surrounding woodland for wild food, and campfires to cook hand-picked produce on. Festival-goers frequently say that attendance at a Green Gathering inspired them to change their outlook and habits.
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We Love Green is a current music festival, pioneer and committed, designed as a laboratory in a sustainable way which takes place every year during the spring in Paris. A festival that puts at the heart of its concerns the event overall impact on the outside world, with a leading issue: “What are our resources and what can we produce?”. We Love Green is a celebration which aims to raise public awareness, influence public in their behaviours and take part in a unavoidable groundswell which anyone can collaborate in.