For a small and perfectly formed festival, why not try Pozfest, in only its second year, which unfolds over the weekend of June 17 to 19 at the Garlic Farm in Newchurch.
A genuine boutique festival with two stages, a Silent Disco and a DJ in the woods, you’re guaranteed friendly laid back days and party hard nights at this festival down on the farm, with an eclectic mix of music styles, a lovely location and local food and drinks.
There are two music tents at Pozest. The main tent hosts bands from midday until late with sounds from Barbosa, Junkyard Scientists, Dutty Moonshine, Redderstare, The Sweetspots, The Barker Band, Reubam, Shoot the Moon, Trevor John, Scrulove, Me and my sister, The Lonesome Valley boys, Lazy Talk and
The Box Collective returns to Pozfest with their stage/tent to bring you bands that include Sabrepulse, The Shutes, Spree, Hedluv and Passman , ABC, San Louis Obisp, Motna, The Guy Page Trio, Stu Collins, One Man Book and Jack Duffbefore.
Turning their attention firmly onto the dance floor at night, Box Collective have chosen DJs Blende (house / electro), Bad Tango (Tech-funk/psy breaks), Motna (electro/house/funk), Bastian Bux (electro/house/breaks), Buckhorn Weston (synth/electro pop) and Shnazy (tech house) to liven things up.
Fancy dress is all part of the fun, with Friday being ‘At the Seaside’ to get everyone out of their clothes and Saturday night turning up the heat with a Salsa Party and dress code ‘sexy salsa’.
You might like to enter the Space Hopper Championships or take it easy in The Belly of The Whale Relaxation and Massage. Midnight Mini Sports are planned and on Sunday Morning there’s a Lazy Jazz Jam to unwind after the weekend’s partying.
Take time to chill out in Chai Sharona, the funkiest tea house this side of India, who serve spicy chai and yummy cakes all day long, and check out the Paulo art exhibition in their tent: a collection of pieces inspired by Paul Simon Brewer, aka Paulo, Poz, Brewski and Brrr to whom Pozfest is a tribute and memorial.
“The purpose of the festival is to raise money for Paulo’s Memorial Fund, but also to celebrate his life together, in a style he would have loved. All profits from the festival go to the memorial fund, and everyone involved in making it happen does so just for the love of it. That’s what makes Pozfest so unique,” say the organisers.
The Beach Hut Bar’ will be serving local ales, cider, wines, sprits and cocktails from 11am until 2am and the BBQ will be serving amazing tasty meals from morning to night.
Book tickets online at www.pozfest.co.uk with the whole weekend at only £65.