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WIN / Weekend and camping tickets to Lodestar Festival 2013

 
By on Thursday, 18th July 2013 at 11:00 am
 

Two weeks ago we previewed this year’s Lodestar Festival, featuring headliners Dragonette (pictured at top), Ryan Keen and The Joy Formidable. And as previously promised, we’ve got a Lodestar-flavoured competition for you!

The organisers of Lodestar have kindly given us a pair of weekend festival passes, including camping, to give away to a lucky TGTF reader and his/her guest. Want to win? Enter in the form below, taking good care to include your real first name and surname and your email address. Then answer this question: in what year did the first Lodestar Festival take place? (Hint: Find this out on the festival’s About page.) Get your entries in by noon British time on Thursday the 25th of July. We’ll then choose a winner from all the correct entries received. Good luck! Please note: this contest is open to UK residents only, and duplicate entries will be discarded.

If you’d rather not chance it and would like to buy tickets to the festival, the last of the mid-bird tickets are available at £64, but probably not for that much longer.

This contest is now closed and the winner will be contacted by email soon.

 

Preview: Lodestar Festival 2013

 
By on Friday, 5th July 2013 at 5:30 pm
 

In terms of summer music festivals, Cambridge was previously best known as the locale for the Cambridge Folk Festival. Not anymore, it shouldn’t. It’s very odd but this was the first time we’ve been contacted about Lodestar Festival, taking place just 15 minutes outside Cambridge city centre. This year’s event takes place 30 August to 1 September, and in its family friendly programming, it could very well be the South’s answer to Deer Shed Festival (Well, I’ll have to consult Martin about this, obviously…) We’ll also be running a competition related to the event in the coming weeks here on TGTF so…

But for now, let’s concentrate on what we do best, the music, shall we? The headliners for this year’s Lodestar are brilliant: Friday will see rising South Devon singer/songwriter Ryan Keen, Saturday’s festivities will star our good friends The Joy Formidable, with Ritzy Bryan holding court as shown in the header pic and Canada’s Dragonette will close out the festival by getting bodies bumping with their brand of dance funk.

However, just watching music is not just the only focus of Lodestar. Fancy bringing out your inner Gloria Estefan? The Pan-Jam workshop will allow you to try out steel drums, the instrument that brings calypso and reggae music their distinctive sound; other workshops are yet to be announced. Did our Oxford mates Stornoway ever make you curious about the sport of zorbing? You can do that at Lodestar, along with archery and power kiting. Comedy and dance troupe performances are also scheduled.

Adult mid-bird tickets are still available for £64 for all 3 days, with only £5 extra for your tent or caravan. Comparable mid-bird tickets for 15 to 17s are £56 for 3 days; children 14 or younger are free. For more information on tickets, visit the official Lodestar Festival Web site.

 
 
 

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