BPREVIEW: Lunar Festival @ Umberslade Estate, 5th to 7th June ‘15

Lunar Festival, Umberslade Park & Farm Estate – 5th to 7th June.

This weekend, Lunar Festival returns to Umberslade Park & Farm Estate – running from 5th to 7th June.

Lunar is a three day Greenfield festival, with daily tickets for £39 (advance) & £45 (otd) or a weekend pass for £89 & £100 (otd). The site opens at 10am on Friday 5th June, with camping available to those with a weekend ticket – just as God and Group 4 intended. For more info, direct from Lunar Festival, click here.

Hatched by the minds behind the Moseley Folk and Mostly Jazz Festivals, Lunar is the baby in the Birmingham born triptych – but well on its way to being a serious fixture in the summer calendar.Wilko Johnson

From a humble 500 capacity beginning in 2012, Lunar Festival has been picking up a fair wheel of momentum and attention – building a reputation for considered programming and good old fashioned festival nonsense. And letterpress demonstrations, should you so desire (I kinda would).

uk-magicdoorAvoiding the obvious headliner trap, Lunar’s live line up reads more like a beloved record collection than a page of NME listings.

This year, Wilko Johnson, The Fall, Sylvan Essen, Julian Cope, Andrew Weatherall and Public Service Broadcasting all make the BIG TYPE BILL – whilst the likes of Benjamin Folke Thomas, Electric Swing Circus & Higher Intelligence Agency keep a hungry cat amongst the pigeons.

Plus there’s a late night landing of clubs to keep you occupied, should you be little-one free and still up for a boogie – with Swingamajig, Modulate, Freestyle, Dark Corner Disc, and the ferociously successful Magic Door all chipping in.

But enough of the rhetoric, viddy this for 32seconds and you’ll get the idea:

Lunar Festival 2015

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Lunar Festival comes to the Umberslade Park & Farm Estate, from 5th to 7th June. For further information, and online tickets, visit http://lunarfestival.co.uk/

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