You may remember at Didmarton 2018 there was a collection being held to raise funds for a young boy called Jackson who suffers from an undiagnosed neurological condition, between OGRI MCC and Didmarton Bluegrass Festival goers the amazing amount of £2011 was raised. We have just been sent a link to a newspaper article about the Lucy Air Ambulance which flew Jackson to Great Ormond Street Hospital for specialist tests and we thought you would like to read it too.
You can find out more about Jackson on his website:
Hello folks! You’ll be delighted to hear, after our first committee meeting of the year, that we can confirm Didmarton Bluegrass Festival 2019 will most definitely be held from 30th August to 1st September! It’s all systems go here at Didmarton Central, the website has been updated, you’ll see a new banner up on Facebook, lots of bands are being, or already have been, confirmed, traders are being sorted, stewards are being mustered and the whole committee and festival team are working feverishly to make sure the 31st Didmarton Bluegrass Festival is the best it can be! We know you’re all desperate for news so how about this, we’re freezing weekend ticket prices for another year! Yes, you read that right, your weekend ticket for 2019 will not cost you a penny more than it did in 2017 or 2018! Early Bird tickets will be on sale from April, so grab yourself a bargain and buy them early! As soon as we have more news we’ll make an announcement on here and the website, so please do keep checking. In the meantime, please share this page with all your friends, invite them along and start making plans for the 31st Didmarton Bluegrass Festival! ?
On Sunday 3rd September we will be sharing the airport site with the Emergency Services Show from 10am-4pm. The exit will be therefore be busier than normal around 4pm, but there will be police organising traffic out on to the main road, so traffic should flow. Departure will be signed and marshalled, with two exits, one for travelling north and one for travelling south.
Hard to believe it, but Didmarton 2017 kicks off in just 4 weeks time!
We have a fantastic line-up for you, plus the usual workshops, real ale and cider, picking sessions, dancing, etc., etc., etc..
Ragged Union – USA.
Sweet Water Warblers – USA
Jack Lawrence with Dick Plank and Alan Ward – USA/UK
The Small Glories (Cara Luft & J.D. Edwards) – Canada
Jeni Hankins – USA
The Horsenecks – USA/UK
The Rip Roaring Success – UK
Hot Rock Pilgrims – UK
Dan Walsh & John Dowling – UK
The Jaywalkers – UK
New Essex Bluegrass Band – UK
Cardboard Fox – UK
Bill Smarme & The Bizness – UK
Midnight Skyracer – UK
Next Generation – UK
The Rosellys – UK
More information on the bands can be found on the Line-Up page.
Get your tickets in advance and get a discount, if you’re a member of the BBMA, you can also get an additional discount, see the Ticket page for details.
If you want to ask us anything, take a look at the Contact page, or find us on Facebook.