Minety Music Festival 2018

Some important dates for your new 2018 Summer diary

With Christmas way behind us now and the worst of the winter weather probably still to come we all need something to look forward to…and here’s just the thing.

(Picture Caption: A scene from last year’s festival)

Fast forward through the sleet, gales and snow to Friday 29 th June, Saturday 30 th and
Sunday 1 st July 2018 – and the scorching, second MINETY MUSIC FESTIVAL.

A finalist in last year’s UK Festival Awards (Best New Festival) this is a ‘must see’ fest
for lovers of live music, partying or those simply looking for a fun day out for the family.
It’s a not-for- profit fund raiser supporting these worthwhile causes – Wiltshire Air
Ambulance, Combat Stress and Naomi House & Jack’s Place Hospice for children and
young adults. The event is manned by volunteers, so money raised goes straight to the
The eagerly anticipated headliner acts have just been announced – and they make
pretty mouth-watering reading. On the Friday night there’s Bon Giovi – the World’s
Premier tribute to Bon Jovi (an essential experience for all their many fans and live
music fans in general). Definitely not for the faint-hearted though.
Saturday sees the original ‘Rude Boy’ – Neville Staple Band hit the main stage to fill the
top slot. Remember him from his days with The Specials and Fun Boy Three? With 2-
Tone and Ska revival numbers like ‘Ghost Town’, ‘A Message to You, Rudy’ and ‘The
Lunatics Have Taken over the Asylum’ springing immediately to mind. So remember to
bring those ‘specially’ polished dancing shoes.

(Picture Caption: The Neville Staples Band. Credit: John Coles)

Then bringing the festival to a resounding close on the Sunday night we have Chesney
Hawkes – the famous singer, songwriter and onetime Coronation Street actor, best
known for his chart-topping single ‘The One and Only’, which also made it into the Top
10 across the pond in America too. There will also be a whole variety of top quality
supports on each of the three days (line-ups to be announced).

(Picture Caption: Chesney Hawkes)

So, why not make a weekend of it? You can camp or campervan for free and there’s a
vast array of ‘world food’ on offer from a variety of selected vendors, there’s even a
breakfast bar for those hardy over-nighters and a well-stocked on-site bar (including
local beers and ciders) to keep you fully ‘re-fuelled’ throughout the proceedings.
With loads for the kids to do too, included within the ticket price is FREE slack-lining
and all-action assault course, indoor caving and circus skills workshops, plus all the
usual stuff like bouncy castles etc. So you can relax and enjoy the vibe while they go off
and do their thing in perfect safety, without being pestered for money every 20 minutes.
Yep, we’ve put in a pre-order for a nice hot weekend! But just in case we’ll be prepared
for any eventuality the weather might throw at us! The main stage will be undercover, so
whatever happens, you can stay dry and groove to a fantastic array of music covering a
wide spectrum of genres.
Do yourself a favour and don’t miss out. Adult Weekender rates are being offered NOW
at a knockdown £50, with kids’ weekender tickets at £25, for a limited period only.
Family tickets also available.
Book your Earlybird tickets RIGHT AWAY visit

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