This has certainly been a summer of festivals for us, but up until now they have all been with the children and therefore a little to sober for my liking. Next weekend however that is all about to change as I am off with one of my lovely friends to Brownstock.
What on earth is Brownstock I hear you cry? Well let me tell you about this local wonder set to take the festival scene by storm.
Starting out life in 2005 as a family party with 100 guests and a few local bands playing the back of a trailer, Brownstock Festival has quickly grown and now, wildly popular in its 9th year, this family run farm welcomes 6000 visitors, 96 band acts and 36 DJs to perform to an almost certain sell-out crowd.
With headliners like the Fratellis and Professor Green on the Main Stage, and DJs such as Mark Ronson and Duke Dumont performing in the Good Shed tent it is set to be an explosively eclectic weekend.
The festival is always described to me as an overgrown family party and, despite its growth in size, it is still independent and run by the Brown family who own the farm.
Adam Brown Festival Director says “We have been overwhelmed with how popular the festival has become. You only have to look at the festival map to get a taste for what we have in store for this year’s festival. We are delighted with our headline acts, but as always this is only the start as with new areas like The Saloon Bar which should keep people partying day and night. I think everyone should be storing some sleep in preparation for quite a weekend.“
Also new for this year, and if the weather stays sunny the bit I’m most excited about, is The Mussel Beach Reggae Bar. With a beach, deck chairs and hot tubs (fingers crossed for a heatwave), I just need to figure how to incorporate a bikini into the Cowboys and Aliens fancy dress theme!
There are limited weekend tickets still available costing £74 for the 3 days including camping. Tickets can be purchased here.
Brownstock Festival 2013, Morris Farm, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex - 30th, 31st Aug and 1st Sept 2013.
I. Can’t. Wait