Bringing the sound of music to Chew Valley this September will be the Stereo MCs, The Blockheads and the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club.

The Valley Fest festival is known for its homegrown ethos, and works with local farmers and businesses to keep their festival as authentic as possible. Started up by Luke Hasell, a farmer himself, he teamed up with the guys at Yeo Valley to create this all-organic festival.

Combining hip hop with electronic dance, Stereo MCs whose hits include ‘Connected’ and ‘Step it Up’ are a West Country favourite, taking to the festival’s Lake Stage. They will be joined by old timers, The Blockheads whose hits ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’ and ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ will have every generation in the audience singing along. Previous festival favourite Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club will feature Hannah Williams for a live set, bringing the festival to a close on Sunday night.

Just ten miles from the city of Bristol, the UK’s all-organic festival will feature live performances, a cinema field, top-notch locally-sourced food, festival feasts, street art, cookery demonstrations, farm tours and kids workshops to boot. All in an idyllic setting with views across the Chew Valley countryside.

Festival Farmer Luke Hasell says:

Valley Fest is all about sharing what my parents left behind, celebrating everything home grown with no commercial nonsense and it’s great to be able to celebrate this with the public and a strong line-up as the final farewell to summer.”

As well as a dedicated campsite, complete with its own local ‘post office’ for tents and campervans, there’s also the opportunity to sleep under the stars in luxury, with Boutique Bell tents and free admission for the little ones under 6 years old.

Expect good music, good vibes and a tractor ride or two.


The festival raises money for Children’s Hospice South West, Above & Beyond, Send a Cow and The Good Will Cause. All local charities selected by the festival organisers in memory of Luke’s parents who owned and farmed the land where the festival is held.

Tickets are available priced at £84 (adult weekend), £42 (kids weekend) and £200 (family weekend): www.valleyfest.co.uk.

For residents in the BS39 and BS40 postcodes there are also Local Only tickets available.