Glastonwick 2018 starts tonight – No rain forecast, just fun!

Posted On 01 Jun 2018 at 10:51 am

This Brighton & Hove Albion fan is telling us how big Glastonwick is going to be this year!

Glastonwick starts at 6:20pm tonight and is Adur’s annual Beer, Music, Poetry and More Beer Festival.

It has successfully been running 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.

We have had a look at the Met Office weather forecast this morning (1st June) for the Coombes area is it says temperatures no lower than 12°C and no rain forecast, so it’s ideal for camping at the event:

Friday 1st June – Maximum Daytime Temperature 16°C (overcast) / Minimum Nighttime Temperature 14°C

Saturday 2nd June – Maximum Daytime Temperature 19°C (sunny intervals) /Minimum Nighttime Temperature 12°C

Sunday 3rd June – Maximum Daytime Temperature 21°C (sunny day) /Minimum Nighttime Temperature 15°C

There are three days of entertainment from 21 bands this weekend 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

The entertainment will be as follows:

Friday 1st June (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 June (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 June (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 just a few weekend and day tickets still 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.

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).
Details for free shuttle buses etc please visit:


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