Day Tickets still available! And a bit of help to decide which day to go…
Turning Sunshine to Laughter!
The campsite has been open since Thursday night and the beautiful site- draped over an Iron Age hill fort in the Monmouthshire hills- is filling up with smiling festival goers as the packed programme of music, circus, workshops, craft and games begins.
Today sees music from bands such as Flipron, Seasfire and CNSP regular Jimmy Davis getting the party started and the hotly anticipated headline set from folk heavyweight Seth Lakeman. Away from the music tents the Sports Academy is in full swing keeping old and young alike entertained with a dizzying array of fixtures running from 10am every day. Also on offer is everything from Thai massage workshops to monster mask-making sessions and even an evening pub quiz at the Stagger Inn.
Saturday is circus day with the Circomedia rig in the centre of the site. Free have-a-go trapeze sessions will run all day before the circus spectacular kicks off at 8.30pm. As the night rolls on circus turns to cabaret for a late night show compered by Brother Lee Love and the High Street House Band. More fantastic musical offerings will be rocking the two solar-powered venues with fabulous sets from the likes of Luke Concannon, Gabby Young and Other Animals and Molotov Jukebox- fronted by Harry Potter actress Natalia Tena. Don’t forget the Saturday Buccaneers and Brigands theme either and join the salty sea dogs sailing through the night.
Sunday may be pyjama dress up day but there is no time to rest with massive sets from Laid Blak, Moya Brannan (formerly Clannad) and the one and only Willy Mason bursting out of the Big Top. All through the day guests create paper lanterns ready for the evening fire-show and lantern procession- an awesome sight as hundreds of glowing creations wind their way through the Iron Age hill fort. For those with a competitive streak the legendary 5-a-side football tournament will also be running throughout the day. Open to all ages the winners take home the cup and the respect of the many spectators!
With the sun already blazing there are plenty of beautiful oddities to find through the site, including a full size pirate ship lurking outside the festival local-in-a-barn, the Stagger Inn. Also on offer is freshly baked bread, a sheep’s milk ice-cream van, cocktails mixed before your eyes and brand new music venue ‘The Verge’ replacing the ‘The People’s Front Room’
There are still some weekend and day tickets available to buy at the festival box office, located at the entrance to the site. Weekend tickets are £95 for adults and £38 for children while day tickets are only £35 for adults and £13 for children. The box office can only support cash sales so please bring cash only to pay.
Directions to the site can be found at www.cnsp.co.uk and with good transport links from Bristol, Newport, Cardiff and Swansea it’s a great way to enjoy the sunshine with a truly memorable day out.