Yesterday we teased about some exciting news, well here it is. You’ve heard of Early Bird Tickets, well at Didmarton Bluegrass Festival we give you Super Early Bird Tickets! Not only that, but from 8am on 1st November, for a limited time, you can buy your full weekend festival tickets at last year’s Early Bird price of just £80!
Sadly our costs, like everyone’s, have skyrocketed in the last couple of years and if we are to survive we have little choice but to increase the price of our tickets to offset that. To this end full weekend tickets will be: Early Bird – £85, on sale from 1st February, Advance – £90 from 1st June and the On-The-Gate price will be £98.
However, if you buy your tickets between 1st November and 31st January, you will be able to buy your weekend tickets at last year’s Early Bird price of just £80, beat the increase and save almost £20 on the Gate price!
I’m not going to mention the ‘C’ word as it’s still Halloween, but, festival tickets do make the most excellent gifts for almost any occasion…
Committee meetings have been had, ideas have been bounced around, very important decisions have been made and exciting things are afoot in regards to Didmarton 2024! ‘What exciting things’ I hear you cry? Oh come now, it would be little fun to tell you everything all at once, but the date is set, 30th August to 1st September and if you watch out on this or our Facebook page tomorrow, we’ll be making a big announcement you really won’t want to miss.
Hot off the press! The Didmarton Bluegrass Festival committee have once again all caught May Madness! That’s right, the crazy madness that makes us give things away has struck the committee for the second year in a row. How can you help I hear you cry? Well it’s very simple, all you have to do is purchase a Full Weekend Ticket before the end of May and you will be entered into a prize draw. All Early Bird ticket sales to date have automatically been included in the draw too! If your name is drawn on 3rd June, you will win another full weekend ticket to give to a friend, plus £100 spending money and a bottle of bubbly to celebrate! Plus, the Didmarton committee will get cured of this May Madness that’s caught them unawares, it’s a win-win situation! Please help save your festival committee from this madness and buy your festival tickets now! 😀
We know many of you can’t make the whole Didmarton Festival weekend and we know you like to plan your visit in advance, so here are the day ticket prices for this year’s festival – Friday £40, Saturday £40, Sunday £30. We also like to make your planning and visit as easy and relaxed as possible, so in a break from our usual day ticket sales on the gate only, this year from 1st August, there will be a limited number of day tickets for all three days available to buy in advance.
Would you like to trade at Didmarton over the festival weekend, 2nd-4th September? Think you have a stall that would go down well in our Festival Market with our festival goers? You could well be in luck, there are some spaces still available and we’d like to hear from you, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and be quick, we wouldn’t want you to miss out on this opportunity.
Hot off the press! The Didmarton Bluegrass Festival committee have all caught May Madness! That’s right, the crazy madness that makes people give things away has struck the committee. How can you help I hear you cry? Well it’s very simple, all you have to do is purchase a bargain priced Early Bird Full Weekend Ticket before the end of May and you will be entered into a prize draw. All Early Bird ticket sales to date have automatically been included in the draw too! If your name is drawn after the month is up, you will win another full weekend ticket to give to a friend, plus £100 spending money and a bottle of bubbly to celebrate Didmarton being back! Plus, the Didmarton committee get cured of the May Madness that’s caught them unawares, it’s a win-win situation! Please help save your festival committee from this madness and buy your Early Bird tickets now! 😀
With tickets going on sale tomorrow morning, 1st March at 9am, we thought you’d like to know who you’re going to see at Didmarton 2022. So we are delighted to announce the following bands have been booked to perform, we think it’s a wonderful range of music and hopefully more than a little something for everyone! If you head to the Line-Up page of our website you’ll find a Spotify playlist with some of the bands you’ll hear this year too, so why not drop by and find out just how great they all sound. The website will also soon be updated with biogs of all the bands performing, so keep an eye open for updates.
The Slocan Ramblers (Canada) Flats & Sharps The Firecrackers The Stompin’ Dave Bluegrass Band Sapphire Storm Bearlands The Rip-Roaring Success Jaywalkers Jaeja (Iceland/UK) The Fountaineers The Vanguards Carrivick Sisters Pet Yeti The Boatswain Brothers Phil Davidson Band Boston Boys Bluegrass band
Join us 2nd-4th September, it’s going to be an amazing weekend!
Tickets for Didmarton Bluegrass Festival 2022 go on sale 9am Tuesday 1st March! This year we are working with a new ticket system and platform, all Early Bird and Advance ticket sales will be processed via Eventbrite, we hope this will make the processes easier to manage for you and us.
Ticket prices for the Didmarton weekend have not changed since 2017 and although we would love to keep them still further, all our costs to run the festival have increased by too much to do so, therefore unfortunately we have little choice but to make a change. This year Early Bird tickets will be £75, Advance tickets £80 and then £85 on the gate. Despite the increase we believe this still represents excellent value for money.
With a full weekend ticket you can arrive at 2pm on Thursday 1st September and stay until noon on Monday 5th September. There are concerts from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, plus an open mic stage, a bonfire, picking sessions, workshops, dancing, 2 bars stocked full of real ale and cider, stalls and food aplenty and the chance to meet friends old and new! If you join us on the Thursday and stay until Monday morning, that’s just £18.75 a night, you can easily pay that and more just for a campsite pitch, without all the amazing entertainment.
So grab yourself a bargain and order your Early Bird tickets from 9am on Tuesday 1st March.
We are so excited to finally be able to bring Didmarton Bluegrass Festival back and we have a fantastic lineup of bands for you, announcements on those coming very shortly!
See you in September folks, let’s make Didmarton 2022 the biggest and best ever!
Hello folks! It’s on! Hot off the press, or rather hot from a committee meeting, we are excited, delighted and thoroughly thrilled to announce that Didmarton Bluegrass Festival 2022 is on!
Dates are 2nd-4th September, our usual weekend, so put it in your diaries and on your calendars so you don’t miss out. Early Bird tickets will be going on sale on 1st March and we already have an incredible headline bluegrass band lined up to perform! Announcement on bands and this year’s ticket prices will be announced very soon.
So please, tell all your friends, Facebook Pages and Groups, picking sessions and band mates, mark your calendars and tune up those instruments, because after two years away thanks to Covid, Didmarton Bluegrass Festival is coming back with a BANG! 😀
We have some very sad news to share with you, Dave Bresnen, stalwart of the British Bluegrass community, a true gentleman and good friend to many of us, sadly passed away last night following a stroke. Please see our Facebook page for a message from his son, Matthew. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to his family and friends, he will be very much missed by all who knew him. When you have a minute, pick up your banjo, guitar, mandolin, dobro, fiddle or bass and play a tune or song for Dave and remember the good times and fine music we all enjoyed in his company.