Warm enough? Lets hope this weather holds for you to enjoy our fabulous outside location. We have a slightly larger marquee this year and the return of our very popular army cookhouse.
The festival is gearing up to be a hot one.
Get your advance tickets and don’t miss out!
(You’ll be glad to hear, we have NO emergency show to compete with this year!)
Full programme now available, just go to LINE-UP then PROGRAMME 2016.
We hope you’re going to enjoy the whole weekend and everything it has to offer.
JUST CONFIRMED – we have ROB ICKES and TREY HENSLEY playing on the Friday night.
ROB ICKES has been playing bluegrass with his much-decorated band Blue Highway for over twenty years, during which time he has been adjudged Bluegrass Dobro Player Of the year fifteen times. Rob has played on countless sessions, recording with artists such as Merle Haggard, Dierks Bentley, Patty Loveless, and Alison Krauss.
TREY HENSLEY is bursting at the seams with freshness and musical excitement. His resonant baritone voice is rich, expressive, and equally at ease with classic bluegrass, traditional country, and original compositions. Raised in Jonesborough, Tennessee, Trey began playing guitar and singing when he was 10 years old. Invited by Marty Stuart and joined from the wings by Earl Scruggs, Trey Hensley landed on the Grand Old Opry when he was only 11.
Must be seen – along with the rest of our amazing line-up!
Thank you to all who have purchased an Early Bird Ticket, it helps us out massively with pre-festival costs.
There is still a saving on an Advance Weekend Ticket at only £60 for a full weekend of fabulous music, bonfires, beer, burgers, bikers and banjos (also fiddles, mandolins, guitars, double basses, dobros and more!)
Not forgetting the traders market, children’s corner and the chance to win an Ashbury Concert Ukulele AU24 in our one day raffle.
A Bluegrass Festival not to be missed, an atmosphere like no other.
Get your Early Bird Tickets before they finish on Tuesday 31st May, 2016.
Early Bird full weekend tickets now on sale for just £55. A bargain price to see some of the best Bluegrass around with three American Bands booked and one waiting to be confirmed.
Apology if the website plays up, it’s probably us trying to sort out the photo galleries again!
We have two headline acts confirmed for Didmarton this year and both hail from the U.S.A.
Front Country from San Francisco: http://www.frontcountryband.com
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West from Seattle: http://cahalenandeli.com
We’ll be posting more information on both of these as the weeks go on, plus the rest of the line-up as it’s finalised, but in the meantime, check out their websites, Facebook pages and Youtube, to hear the fabulous music they are going to be playing for us.
Workshops, fun and a stage to perform . . .
- FELTING FUN WORKSHOP, Friday 2 – 4pm
Ever wondered how to make felt? Here is your chance to find out how and create a wondrous woolly masterpiece – choose to make a flower or vase.
- MAKE YOUR OWN BLUEGRASS INSTRUMENT WORKSHOP, Saturday 2 – 4pm
Rummage through our junk modelling materials and put together your very own Bluegrass instrument. Fancy making a fiddle, blinging banjo or bostin’ bass? Come and join us for the ‘make & take’ fun.
*Parents, feel free to bring anything that can go in our rummage box for instrument making*
Check it out – Didmarton 2015 – something for everyone
Just go to ‘Line-up’ tab then ‘Programme’ to see just some of what’s happening
Click here to book your advance ticket now