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