News from Alchemy Festival 2014

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After the success of last year’s psychedelically-minded Alchemy festival they fully expect to sell out early this year.  Early Birds are all gone now and tickets are going fast, plus there are limited places for dogs and live in vehicles – get your tickets soon! Due to popular demand they’re opening on the Thursday again but tickets are very limited and you must have purchased adult entry tickets as well before you can buy a Thursday ticket.

If you’ve already got a car park or live in ticket these will cover for the Thursday – or you can buy one along with a Thursday Ticket – but it will probably mean 2 separate purchases – Sorry! There is a link to the Thursday tickets on the home page for the Festival or you can hover over the “Tickets” Tab and a link will appear. Adult Thursday tickets are @ £15.00 with under 16’s at £2.50 and family (2 adults and up to 3 kids) £35.00. There’s also currently a £3 postage charge that’s been added on the Thursday tickets and we’re trying to sort that. If you do end up paying the £3 they’ll make sure it’s refunded as we’ll be sending then to the same address as the adult purchase.

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Already Booked for Alchemy 2014

Babyhead http://babyhead.co.uk/

Primeval Soup https://soundcloud.com/primevalsoup

Seas of Mirth http://seasofmirth.com/

Fresh Dixie Project http://www.freshdixieproject.com/

Big Topp Band http://bigtopp.bandcamp.com/

Tribazic http://www.tribazik.com/

Tarantism http://www.tarantism.co.uk/

and many, many more! http://www.alchemyfestival.co.uk

Stewards: They’re going to need more stewards again this year. There is an application on the website (http://www.alchemyfestival.co.uk/work.html) along with details of what is required of stewards.

Stages: The Philosopher’s Stone: If Alchemy Festival has a main stage then this is it. Set in a Geodesic multi-coloured dome it sets the stage for a diverse range of acts. The Mushroom: Dance tent with an eclectic mix of music ranging from electronica to live acts. The Liberty Stage: One of the solar stages last year – but you wouldn’t know it from the sound! Lots of reggae and ska last year – will be a great stage again this year! Kaplick another solar stage: Kaplick have been with us since the very start, great sound systems run by a great bunch. Psychedelic Breakfast: Does what it says on the tin! A mix of DJ’s run along with tea. Toadstool: Powered by a Function 1 sound system – blows your mind with sounds and music. The Shroomery: A Bike powered stage in the woods! Pedal power at it’s very best. Whole range of acts and, sometimes, workshops. A great way to keep those calories down after enjoying the range of food available.

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Around the site: Alchemy Festival is set in a beautiful, flat(ish) location in a wildlife park in Lincolnshire. There are a wide variety of trees, plants and wildlife and, for at least 3 days in September, wildlife of a different sort! There is a large children’s area with workshops and circus skills run by a brilliant crew who provide all sorts of activities including circus skills and Parkour workshops – all free to kids of all ages! There are traders and workshops around the site that all fit with the ethos of Alchemy Festival that aims to be as green as possible.  All food and drink is at reasonable prices and the Alchemy bar carries real ales from a local brewery alongside ciders and the usual draught beer – whilst there are no restrictions on people bringing their own food and drink onto site we keep what we supply at reasonable prices and hope you buy from them. They do allow dogs but there is a need to purchase a dog ticket (numbers are limited) – and they must be on a lead (with someone on the other end of the lead) and under control at all times. They want everyone to be able to enjoy the event.

Accessibility: The site is fairly flat and they have several friends and customers who get around the site in wheelchairs and electric scooters. They have a dedicated team in the mobility area to help visitors who have problems in getting around. And they do allow a free carer for people who need that to be able to enjoy the festival and there is an application form available – details on the website – http://www.alchemyfestival.co.uk

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