Valley Fest 2023: Full line-up announced including The Kooks and Scouting for Girls - how to get tickets

Bristol’s family-friendly music and food festival has announced its full programme for 2023 - here’s what you need to know including how to get tickets.
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Bristol’s family-friendly music and food festival Valley Fest has announced its full programme for 2023. Headliners include The Kooks, Bananarama and Scouting for Girls who will all play in front of the sparkling backdrop of Chew Valley Lake and the Mendip Hills this August.

DJ Flight, Ishmael Ensemble, Ibibio Sound Machine, Bibi Tanga & The Selenites and Honeyfeet are also on the bill. Also on board are Altern 8, Crazy P, Norman Jay, Krafty Kuts, Soul ll Soul, The Legends of Goldie Lookin Chain and Plump DJs, with one very special act still to be announced.

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Arcadia’s Alchemist Playground will also return - much to the delight of little ones and adults alike. By day, this field is a hive of activity, with The Woodland Tribe on hand to help build a playground out of reclaimed materials upon which the kids will dance when finished.

The popular welding workshops will return as well as DJing and more craft activities than you can shake a felt-tip pen at. By night the Afterburner stage fires up-  DJs take to the booth, the dance floor fills and the lights and lasers reach to the stars in what organisers have dubbed a “spectacle like no other”.

At the helm of the food programme this year is Josh Eggleton from The Pony Chew Valley. The menu includes feasts, cooking over the fire and plenty of demonstrations from much-loved regional chefs and beyond including Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, Mark McCabe and Elliott Lidstone.

Valley Fest is now in its ninth year and has gone from strength to strength to become one of the key events in the Bristol and South West calendar. Luke Hasell, festival founder, said; “Guaranteed good times ahead. Families, you’ll find something for your toddlers, teens, parents and grandparents.”

Bristol’s family-friendly music and food festival has announced its full programme for 2023 - here’s what you need to know including how to get tickets.Bristol’s family-friendly music and food festival has announced its full programme for 2023 - here’s what you need to know including how to get tickets.
Bristol’s family-friendly music and food festival has announced its full programme for 2023 - here’s what you need to know including how to get tickets.

When and where is Valley Fest 2023?

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Valley Fest 2023 will take place from Thursday, August 3 until Sunday, August 6 2023. The festival is located alongside the Chew Valley Lake on Denny Lane, Chew Magna, Bristol BS40 8SZ.

Valley Fest 2023: Music line-up for 2023

Friday, August 3

Lake Stage

  • Soul II Soul
  • Ishamel Ensemble
  • Bare Jams
  • Cut Capers
  • Smoove & Turrell

Arcadia Afterburner

  • DJ Flight
  • Altern 8
  • Legends of Goldie Lookin’ Chain
  • Samedia Shebeen DJ set
  • Lords of Lightning

Saturday, August 5

Lake Stage

  • The Kooks
  • Scouting for Girls
  • BCUC
  • Helen Ganya
  • Supalung
  • The Breath

Arcadia Afterburner

  • Booty Bass
  • Dunks and Flashman Funk
  • Plump DJs
  • The Chemical Prodigies
  • Lords of Lightning

Sunday, August 6

Lake Stage

  • Bananarama
  • Ibibio Sound Machine
  • Fauna
  • Fleetwood Bac
  • The Allergies Live
  • VC Pines

Arcadia Afterburner

  • Crazy P DJ set
  • Krafty Kuts
  • Norman Jay
  • Shaka Loves You
  • Lords of Lightning

The full line-up is listed on the Valley Fest website.

How to get tickets to Valley Fest 2023 and how much do they cost?

Weekend tickets cost £175 plus booking fee. They can be bought in instalments to spread the cost from the Valley Fest website.

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