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Chagstock

When: 19 July - 20 July

Where: Whiddon Down, Chagford, Devon

Originally this was a private event for less than a hundred people,  few friends started in 2003 by inviting a load of people down to Devon and holding a micro-festival in the garden.

This was all very home grown and cobbled together with string, gaffer tape and rusty scaffold poles but we managed to create something rather special and overall it was good to see so many people chilling in the big outside, sharing music, dance and space.

We did this three years running and got bigger and better at it. We then took a year out in 2006 in order to start planning the next step…….going public!

A site was found, and after many weeks of meetings, form filling and phone calls, Chagstock '07 took place. The chosen site is at Whiddon Down and covers about 70 acres of farmland with glorious views over the northern edge of Dartmoor (see photos). We hoped to transfer some of the feel of the original event to the new site and judging by feedback from those of you who attend we believe this is achieved. The idea has always been to provide space for good energy and entertainment without getting too commercial, and we aim to stay true to this philosophy as the event matures and establishes its self over the coming years. We support the very worthy causes of The Devon Air Ambulance Trust and WaterAid.

Over the last few years we have learnt a lot and made changes and improvements as and when we are able. The first year was just one day. We then added the second day and moved the outdoor stage to the corner of the main arena where it has stayed eversince. As the number of people attending has grown, we have had to add more fields for camping and parking and have now seperate fields for tents and live in vehicles. We have also had to grow and develope along with the ever increasing red tape in the form of Health & Safety and Environmental Health issues. We have kept to one bar for the last few years but have dramatically increased the size of it to accomodated the growing crowd.

We are now a sell out 5,000 capacity Festival!!

  • MAIN STAGE

    Friday

    From The Jam
    Mad Dog Mcrea
    Small Town Jones

    Saturday

    Fun Lovin' Criminals
    New Crisis & the FBs
    Coco & the Butterfields
    Amy Montgomery
    Such Creatures

    MARQUEE STAGE

    Friday

    Holy Moly & the Crackers
    3 Daft Monkeys
    Becky Mills
    Velvet & Stone

    Saturday

    Noble Jacks
    Will Varley
    Luke Jackson Trio
    Katy Hurt
    Jodie & the Motleys

    LIVE LOUNGE

    Ollie Stephens
    New Daze
    Poisoned The Noise
    Panic Pete & the Roughbeats
    Peacock Theory
    Alpha Tide
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  • N.B. We have separate camping areas for Camper/Caravans and a quiet camping field for Families or others who want a little less noise at night! We have limited spaces for camper/caravans in the quiet field I’m afraid – please see Buy Ticket page for latest availability.

    We also have an area close to the main arena entrance for disabled parking and camping. The ground is relatively level but it is farmland so will vary according to weather conditions.

    We have a Childrens play area in the main arena which includes Bouncy Castle/slide, Face Painting, Climbing Tower, various workshops, a Village Green feature, alternative tharapy tent, lots of caterers and traders etc

    Timings: Friday – access to campsite from 12 Noon, access to arena from 3pm.
    Saturday – access to arena from 9am.
    Music friday from 4pm ish til midnight. Music saturday from midday to midnight.

  • See website

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