Chagstock Festival 18th and 19th July 2014

Chagstock Festival 18th and 19th July 2014

Lightning Seeds will headline the main stage on Friday night and million-selling alt-rock legends The Waterboys top the bill on Saturday. 

Lightning Seeds are a Liverpudlian band fronted and formed by Ian Broudie. They’ve had 12 top 20 UK hits and released seven studio albums to date. 

Formed 30 years ago by Mike Scott, The Waterboys became famous for their powerful live performances and majestic albums such as A Pagan Place and This Is The Sea, which included their biggest hit The Whole Of The Moon. Since the band released their million-selling Fisherman's Blues album, on which Scott's original and unusual songwriting was blended with country, trad, blues and gospel to electrifying effect, The Waterboys have continued to make critically acclaimed, genre-busting records and have matured into one of the world's finest live acts.

Topsham-born Show of Hands frontman, Steve Knightley has also been announced to perform a solo gig as part of his ‘grow your own gig’ tour.

Also confirmed for the main stage at Chagstock 2014 are legendary 2-Tone band, The Selecter; alongside two legendary Bristol bands; Talisman and Babyhead. Flight Brigade, Ward Thomas, Tantz, Flipron and Downfall complete the bill alongside Chagstock’s house band, New Crisis who perform their traditional main stage slot.

The wonderfully chaotic high-energy Balkan folksters Sheelanagig will headline the marquee stage on Friday night and rising stars of the alt-folk world, The Moulettes headline the Saturday. They are joined on the bill by Show of Hands frontman Steve Knightley hotly-tipped English blues-rockers Sam Green & The Midnight Heist, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour, The Stanfields. Winter Mountain, Jodie Ford’s Band and high energy Celtic rockers Bare Knuckle Parade.

Chagstock is one of the Westcountry’s best-loved festivals. Set in 70 acres of farmland on the edge of Dartmoor, Chagstock is renowned for its stunning location, diverse line-up of artists and non-corporate, family friendly atmosphere. Chagstock showcases the very best music, food and entertainment that the Westcountry and the UK have to offer.

After selling out the entire allocation of early bird tickets in record time, all tickets, camping options and vehicle passes for this year’s festival are now on sale at

In addition to more than fifty musical acts appearing across the weekend, Chagstock has a wealth of other activities for all ages. The Something Else Tea Tent hosts acoustic acts all weekend as well as serving delicious tea and cakes. There will also be Trapeze Workshops, Bubble Mania, Storytelling, Wandering Poets, Water Zorbing and lots more. There are also a host of vintage activities including Swingboats from 1910, an 1890’s Showmans Wagon and Cine Star Archive Films will also be screening early home movies from the 50’s and 60’s using their vintage film projectors all weekend.

This year’s Fancy Dress Theme is ‘The Wild West!’

As introduced in 2012 in recognition of the tough economic climate for families, all children under 12 can attend the festival for free (ticket is required). Chagstock’s capacity is once again capped at just 5,000 tickets to ensure that its intimate, family-friendly atmosphere is maintained.

Simon Ford Chagstock Festival organiser says, “I am delighted that Chagstock has now sold out two years in a row! With the announcement of Lightning Seeds, alongside acts such as The Waterboys, The Selecter and many others, the whole team is confident that 2014 will be our best year yet and we will sell out once again! As always we are sticking to the non-corporate vibe and family friendly atmosphere with loads of great and varied music, food and entertainment”

Weekend Tickets are priced at £75 (Adults), £50 (Under 18’s),

Under 12’s are free (ticket is still required). A Family Ticket for 2 Adults & 2 Under 18s is £210.

Camper / Caravans / Live-in Vehicles just £15 per vehicle

All weekend tickets include 2 nights of camping and car

Day tickets are also available. Booking fees apply.

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