Preview: Over the Moon festival 2012

Over the Moon festival is a green and family-friendly event, celebrating music, art and environmental awareness that takes place on Friday 14 September until Sunday 16 September, 2012, Hempstead Lane, Hailsham in East Sussex, UK.

Jim Mitchell, the festival organiser says, “Over the Moon is an opportunity for people to come together, get creative and have a wild time while learning how to live a more sustainable life.”

Alternative talks and workshops will be delivered by expert speakers at the forefront of their fields. These will include talks on environmental issues from Flemich Webb, environmental journalist and adventurer, the men behind Cadoo, the world’s only social network on sustainable living, and Tom Chute from 10:10 Brighton and Hove will give you advice on how to reduce your carbon footprint.

Music will be provided by top acts such as The Dub Pistols, Eat Static, The Kalukuta Millionaires and Celt Islam, all performing on solar and bio-diesel powered stages.

The festival has a relaxing healing area where you can try out different therapies at reasonable prices. There are also workshops on various esoteric and healing topics, yoga and chi gung.

Poi Passion are running the circus area this year with workshops suitable for all in the aerial arts, silks and rope classes, hula hoop, club juggling and passing, staff spinning and manipulation, diablo and all the other stuff you’d expect to find, a jaw dropping fire show will even be showcased!

For more information on activities in the circus area visit

Over the Moon is a family friendly festival that has something to occupy children of all ages in the Family Area and Teen Space. Comprising of a number of activities that include trampolining, circus skills, face-painting, music workshops, arts & crafts, and a kids parade on the last day of the festival where the children can dress up and parade everything they have made over the weekend in a musical procession. For more information on the family area and teen space please visit

The festival prides itself on being one of the greenest festivals of the summer season and provides guests with clean eco compost toilets, a sauna, showers and The Big Lemon Bus service which is run on vegetable oil and is the exclusive travel partner, providing direct buses to and from the festival.

Over the Moon are calling out for any unwanted furniture to be recycled and used to deck out the festival site. So if you have any old sofas, tables, chairs and any other unwanted household furniture then call 07771861658 and we will arrange to come and pick it up from you. You can then see it transformed and given a whole new lease of life at the festival through art installations.

As a truly family friendly event, admission to OM is free for children under 7 and only £25 for 7-16 year olds. Adult 3 day passes are just £80 in advance but increase £90 on the day. Two and three day camping tickets are available, as well as single day passes, with prices ranging from £30 to £80. Tickets get more expensive the closer it gets to the festival.

Watch out for the next full moon because every time this happens adult full weekend camping tickets will be available at discount prices.

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