WIN! A PAIR of tickets to HEADSTOCK!


Headstock Festival have Echo and the Bunnymen and the Lightning Seeds headlining but also bands like Swimming, Tunng and Danananankroyd playing. But they’re not just a music festival, throughout the three days there are workshops running and performances from Lamb Horse Cabaret, Frilly Knickers Can Can Troupe, Hula Hooping workshops, Samba workshops and plenty more.

The non-profit, volunteer and musician led Headstock takes place at the Newstead and Annesley Country Park, near Nottingham, on September 9- 11th 2011.

To celebrate we have a PAIR of tickets to give away simply tell us the name of one of the headlining acts?Then shoot your answer in an email to [email protected] A winner will be plucked out of the hat on the 1st of September, winning a PAIR of tickets to Headstock. Good luck!

The Lightning Seeds, Echo and the Bunnymen and The Herbaliser Band join a line up of over 100 acts, spread across 5 stages and dance arenas. Already confirmed are Craig Charles, Nick Harper, Tunng,Swimming, Danananankroyd, African Head Charge, Aistaguca, Seas of Mirth, Royal Gala, 25 Past The Skank, Alberteen, The Halluminati, C.W. Stoneking, High Llamas, Tilted Smile plus DiY & Smokescreen and Muzika! soundsystems. There are
more acts yet to be announced, including an entire stage of up-and-coming regional talent.

Headstock Festival was set up in 2010 by Newstead Enterprise. Headstock is part of a bigger endeavour to create a sustainable future for the village, which suffered severe deprivation after the coal mine closed in 1987. Newstead’s plight was recognised by the BBC and the Big Lottery Fund, who joined forces on the
Village SOS project in a bid to start a rural regeneration. The BBC is filming the journey of the villages, including the regeneration of Newstead, for a primetime BBC One show to be broadcast this August.

Last year’s Headstock was runner up for Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards and received rave reviews from media and festival attendees. This year’s Headstock grows from a one-day event to two days and three nights.

The Festival is situated in the community’s own stunning 230-acre eco-park, with the main stage sitting in a natural amphitheatre and camping available on site.

Early Bird Day Tickets have now sold out, but there are a few Weekend Tickets still available at £50. Youths 12-17 enjoy discounts and under-12’s are free when accompanied by an adult.
Other attractions at the festival include street theatre, circus performances, DJ workshops and light installations. There’s a dedicated children’s area called Kidstock, and the Lambhorse Cabaret will be wandering around the site entertaining the crowds. They’ll also be bringing along their unique photo booth –
a decked-out caravan full of costume pieces and props for people to dress up and be snapped in. A bar will serve real ale and cider at reasonable prices and home made food from local traders will be available.
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