Daxtonbury Festival

CHRIS KELLY CANCER TRUST

12, 13 & 14th JULY 2019

AIRFIELD ROAD, PODINGTON, NORTH BEDS NN29 7XA

Location

DAXTONBURY FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE ON PRIVATE FARMLAND NEAR THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO SANTA POD RACEWAY, A FEW MILES FROM THE VILLAGE OF PODINGTON IN NORTH BEDFORDSHIRE. THIS IS A LOW-KEY, LAID-BACK EVENT AND WE TRY TO AVOID THE EXPENSE OF TOO MANY OVERWEIGHT FENCES, SNARLING SECURITY MEN AND UNSIGHTLY GUARD DOGS. THEREFORE THE LOCATION IS ONLY INDICATED BY SIGNPOSTS ERECTED A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE FESTIVAL ALTHOUGH EXACT INSTRUCTIONS ARE GIVEN WHENEVER YOU PURCHASE ADVANCE ON-LINE E-TICKET(S).

USING THIS APPROACH WE HOPE TO DETER GATECRASHERS AND FREE-LOADERS (BE AWARE THAT WE DO HAVE SECURITY) AND MAINTAIN THE FAMILY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE. THE SITE IS FAIRLY REMOTE ALTHOUGH WE HAVE RUNNING WATER AND ELECTRICITY. THERE ARE NO SHOPS OR PUBS NEARBY (WE HAVE OUR OWN BARS AND FOOD STALLS) NOR CASH MACHINES SO EITHER COME FULLY EQUIPPED OR BE PREPARED FOR A LONG WALK OR A SHORT DRIVE! THERE IS PLENTY OF FREE PARKING SPACE – BUT PLEASE ADHERE TO THE SIGNS AND MAKE SURE CARS ARE CLEAR OF ROADWAYS AND EMERGENCY ACCESS ROUTES.

SADLY DUE TO OUR RURAL LOCATION, THERE ARE NO DIRECT LINKS TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT. WE KNOW THAT’S A PAIN BUT SADLY THAT’S THE WAY IT IS. WELLINGBOROUGH IS THE NEAREST RAILWAY STATION AND FROM THERE IT IS A NINE MILE TAXI RIDE (OR A LONG WALK)

Our Ethos

DAXTONBURY IS TOTALLY ABOUT THE CHILL AND THE VIBE. GLASTONBURY IT AIN’T! WE WON’T HAVE ED SHEERAN, KYLIE MINOGUE – OR EVEN (THANKFULLY) STORMZ - BUT EQUALLY OUR TICKET PRICES WON’T LEAVE YOU BROKE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR, YOU WON’T HAVE TO WALK TWO MILES TO REACH THE MAIN STAGE AND OUR LOOS (PROBABLY) WON'T OVERFLOW!

WHAT YOU WILL GET IS THAT GREAT FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE BUT ON A BOUTIQUE SCALE. MUSIC FROM A LOAD OF ARTISTS YOU WILL WANT TO SEE AGAIN, A SHED LOAD OF NEW FRIENDS AND A GREAT WEEKEND RELAXING IN BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS. NOW IN ITS TWELFTH YEAR, WE HAVE LOVINGLY AND CAREFULLY GROWN THIS EVENT WITH NUMBERS INCREASING YEAR ON YEAR WHILST RETAINING OUR CENTRAL VALUES.

TOGETHER WITH AN EXCITING LINE-UP OF LIVE MUSIC THERE ARE HIGH QUALITY FOOD STALLS, BEER TENTS, A COCKTAIL BAR AND A UNIQUE RANGE OF OTHER ACTIVITIES SUCH AS DOG AGILITY COURSES, KIDS ENTERTAINMENT, YOGA CLASSES, CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING, WELLY WANGING AND A CHARITY AUCTION. DAXTONBURY IS ABOUT GOODWILL AND ABOUT GIVING TO A GOOD CAUSE. WE ARE A FAMILY LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS – PEOPLE WHO WILL SHARE OUR VISION OF A PEACEFUL, FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT WHERE NOTHING IS LEFT BEHIND EXCEPT FOOTPRINTS AND WHERE GREAT MEMORIES ARE CREATED.

NOBODY TAKES A PROFIT FROM THIS EVENT – IT IS ALL GIVEN TO OUR NOMINATED CHARITIES. THIS IS ONLY POSSIBLE BECAUSE EVERYONE - ORGANISERS, VOLUNTEERS, BANDS AND BACKSTAGE CREWS - GIVE THEIR SERVICES FOR FREE. YOUR HELP AND CO-OPERATION IS ESSENTIAL IN MAKING SURE WE CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD – ENJOY YOURSELVES AND DON’T SPOIL THE ENJOYMENT OF OTHERS. APPRECIATE THE ENVIRONMENT AND LEAVE IT LOOKING EVEN BETTER THAN IT DID WHEN YOU ARRIVED. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR SIMPLE ETHOS AND EVERYONE IS GUARANTEED TO HAVE AN AMAZING GOOD TIME.