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Shindig Festival

When: 23 May - 26 May


Shindig, the funkiest festival in the West, kickstarts the summer on 23rd  – 26th May at Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset. Bringing a packed programme of entertainment for all ages, Shindig Festival offers relaxation and revelry in equal measures.  Awarded the ‘Best For Family Raving’ accolade by Festival Kidz, this event is all about partying with your tribe! And as always, children under 12 go free.

The Kids Kingdom is bursting with activities. Not only can they test their skills scaling the climbing wall, learn to breakdance, rap ‘n rhyme or get very messy in the paint wars, they can learn trapeze or hoop skills, from one of the best. 

However if keeping their feet on the ground is more their thing, The Kings Of Ping will be hosting a riotous Table Tennis Championship to the tunes of DJ Tofty. Ringworld will also be bringing their massive inflatable playground, which is aimed at bigger kids to play and climb on – definitely worth a pitstop over the weekend. Also in the mix - the Aardman Model Making workshop where budding creatives can learn how to make their very own Wallace or Gromit from the very people that created them. 

The Flying Seagull Project, world famous for spreading smiles to children far and wide, will be creating wonderful shows from scratch: the ideas, characters, costumes and props will be woven into stories and performed for us at Shindig.  Amazing amounts of fun from a troupe of people that give joy to children in all kinds of situations plus a chance to learn from professional clowns and theatrical performers before a live audience filled with family and friends.

There are lots of places to chill out, grab some lunch or an ice-cream and check out the workshops and shows.  From costume design to graffiti, from circus to jewellery, costume, pompom or badge making… there is plenty to get stuck into and try out new skills!

  • Estelle, Queen of British hip hop, will play her only UK festival show of 2019. GRAMMY-award winning, LA six piece, Ozomatli are set to steal the show with their uplifting party tunes and crowd-pleasing routines. Plus the baritone bass of Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na will be a dead cert Sunday highlight. Unifying the live line up:  The Herbaliser who will be bringing their cinematic, all encompassing show and Crazy P with their underground disco, electro beats and pop sound.

    DJ Line Up

    Whilst live music is the soul of Shindig, the DJ sets are the beating heart.  Kenny “DOPE” will wow the crowds and get everyone dancing along with the Rebel Dread and BBC 6Music DJ - Don Letts who will be bringing his sonic culture-clash ethic to the party.  Fun Lovin’ Criminal and DJ Huey Morgan is set to throw down a massive NYC-style block party.  Not forgetting DJ Nu-Mark, stellar hip-hop producer and founding member of Jurassic 5. Shindig stalwarts, LTJ Bukem, Stanton Warriors and A Skillz will keep the Ghetto Funk spirit alive by spreading the requisite sonic whomp throughout the weekend.

  • Do it in style

    Our hedge-lined boutique camping area is like a village – with its own entertainment and bar. It sells out quickly so book your place now.

    We offer 3 types  – Canvas Bell Tents, wood framed Yurts & Airstream Caravans.

    Bell tents – 4 meter 2 people or 5 meter 4 people options.

    Tents included – Beds, Fleece Top Sheet, Low Table, Matting, Lights Inside & Out (Bedding Not Included)

    & 3 nights camping.

    For 2 People – Prices from £290 (£49 per person per night)

    For 4 People – Prices from £390 (£33 per person per night)

    To hire your Bell tent go to our ticket page

    Yurts – 2.75 meter 2 people or 4.25 meter 4 people options.

    Locking wooden door and large wooden framed window. 

    Furnished with event carpet , curtains, sheepskin rugs, a wooden framed double bed with memory foam mattress, 

    Squirts (Baby Yurts)
    For 2 People – Prices from £375 (£63 per person per night)

    Luxury Yurts
    For 2 People – Prices from £795 (£133 per person per night)

    Luxury Dorm Yurt
    For 4 People – Prices from £875 (£73 per person per night)
    For 6 People – Prices from £995 (£55 per person per night)

    To hire your Yurt go to our ticket page

  • Your ticket price includes camping for 4 nights, or if you have a campervan or caravan there is a charge of £50 in advance, car parking is £15 for the weekend. BUY HERE

    You are welcome to camp from midday Thursday 23rd May through to 3pm on the Bank Holiday Monday.

  • And the best bit: this isn’t going to cost a fortune. Adult tickets are now £130 and children under 12 go free, Teen (13-17) tickets are £75. Paying in instalments is possible too. All can be bought from:

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