It has successfully been going for 23 years and takes place a few miles away from Brighton & Hove to the north of Shoreham-by-sea at Church Farm, Coombes, West Sussex BN15 0RS.
There are three days of entertainment from 21 bands on Friday 1st June – Sunday 3rd June 2018, with musicians and poets as well as an impressive 80+ cask-conditioned beers, cider, perry and food.
With all that going on you may wish to opt to camp on the site for the duration of the event or at least some of it anyway.
The event is organised by Attila The Stockbroker and Alex Hall, in conjunction with the Duke Of Wellington, Church Farm and the Ropetackle Centre.
So let’s see who is on the bill then:
Friday 1st (6pm – midnight)
6.20 – 6.45 DOCTOR BONGO: The poet laureate of sex and laundry
6.55 – 7.40 DAVID ROVICS: A musical antidote to both Trump and Clinton
7.55 – 8.45 POPGUNS: Legendary cult Brighton post-punk
9.00 – 10.00 MATILDA’S SCOUNDRELS: Frenzied Hastings dance machine
10.15 – 11.30 PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES: The mating sounds of South American frogs
Saturday 2nd (noon-midnight)
12.15 – 12.45 SOPHIE SPARHAM: Very powerful Derbyshire poet
1.00 – 1.45 ROBIN INCE: Genius and rude anagram
2.00 – 2.45 SMILEY & THE UNDERCLASS: Reggae like it used to be
3.00 – 3.45 JOE SOLO: Compassionate and passionate one man band from Yorkshire
4.00 – 4.45 BARNSTORMER 1649: The new Barnstormer. Early music meets punk
5.00 – 5.45 HELEN McCOOKERYBOOK: Chefs, Helen & The Horns, now solo. Another Brighton legend.
6.00 – 6.45 COMBAT SHOCK: Mel and Sonny’s sonic blast!
7.00 – 7.30 JANINE BOOTH: Brilliant poet and Disaffected Middle Aged Woman.
7.45 – 8.30 ESE & THE VOODUU PEOPLE: Brand new, astonishing metal soul
8.45 – 9.45 EAST TOWN PIRATES: Arr! The biggest hit of Glastonwick 2016
10.00 – 11.15 KARL PHILLIPS & THE REJECTS: Grime/ska/rap/reggae/punk/satire from Northampton
Lovely Sunday 3rd (noon-6pm)
12.15 – 1:00 The lovely JOHN WARD TRIO: The sound of the East Coast
1.15 – 2.15 The lovely JESS SILK: Black Country political power-folk
2.30 – 3.15 THE LOVELY BROTHERS: Surreal Shoreham satyrs
3.30 – 4.30 THE LOVELY EGGS: Steve Lamacq’s favourites, soon to be yours
4.45 – 5.30 The lovely BABAR LUCK: Amazing cross-cultural punk rock
There are currently weekend and day tickets available.
Weekend tickets: £65 with camping (Fri /Sat) £50 without camping.
Individual tickets: Friday £15, Saturday £25, Sunday £10.
Onsite camping available Friday and Saturday (£7.50 per night).
Sunday camping tickets at £7.50 will be available from the farm during the weekend for those who wish to stay over Sunday night.
Weekend tickets ONLY (with camping at £65, without camping at £50) are on sale now.
Individual day tickets, plus the appropriate camping ticket for the day concerned if required, go on sale on April 4th.
Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the Ropetackle Arts Centre.
Alternatively, tickets can be purchased in person from the Duke Of Wellington, Brighton Road, Shoreham (01273 389818), The Schooner, Albion Street, Southwick (01273 592991), The Evening Star, Surrey Street, Brighton (01273 328931) and Anchored in Worthing (01903 529100).Tickets can also be purchased by post (see the following website for details) and for further details on the full music line-up, free shuttle buses etc. Please visit: http://www.cask-ale.co.uk/beerfestival.html