Alchemy Festival

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Alchemy festival is a three day music festival held in Lincolnshire. Started in 2009 the festival aims to be eco friendly and supportive of fair trade and local produce. In keeping with its old school vibe it eschews any corporate sponsorship. It is organised so that it falls on as close to the autumn equinox as possible.

Line up

The 2013 line up includes seminal UK roots reggae band Talisman, British dub group Zion Train, Ska band Citizen Fish, and genre defying anarcho-punk outfit Back to the Planet among many others.

Vibe

This family friendly event has been described as a "festival for festival people, very grass roots and old school".

The eco friendly ethos of the festival is also known to attract followers of the past and present hippy community.

There is also much appeal for families as many of the events and activities for children are free and plentiful.

Music stages and other entertainment

Showcasing over 100 bands and DJ's, Alchemy has six stages:

  • Kaplick Solar Stage
  • Liberty Stage
  • Mushroom Stage
  • Philopsher's Stone Stage
  • Psychedelic Breakfast Tent
  • The Toadstool
  • The Shroomery

And aside from the music there are various workshops and walkabouts including the following:

  • The Italian Job: A pizza workshop
  • Onsite foraging & homebrewing classes

On Site Information

Dogs

Unlike many festivals, dogs are allowed at the fesival providing they are cleaned up after and kept on leads. This was initially to cater for those who live in vans and do not have other places to leave their dogs, however this may be subject to change as rules broken means the festival may have to review this freedom.

Personal alcohol allowance

You are allowed to bring alcohol into the arena grounds and alcohol will be available on site at normal pub prices.

Festival contact and ticket information

Under 5's can attend for free and do not require a ticket, however all under 18#s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are on sale at the current prices:

Adult: £50.00 Under 16's: £12.00 Family (2 adults and up to 3 under 16's): £120.00

Parking ticket: £8.00 Live in vehicle: £20.00 Dog ticket: £20.00

Previous line ups

Those who played in 2012 include Back To The Planet, Skiprat, Kilnaboy, Magic Andy and Tha London Undaground.

Highlights of the 2011 event included Back To The Planet, Zion Train, Nik Turner's Outriders of Apocalypse, Radical Dance Faction, Banco de Gaia, Rhythm-ites, The Monster Ceilidh Band, Tarantism, Akahum, ZubZub, Sprocket, New Groove Formation, The Horn the Hunt, Flutatious, The Skraelings (Fraggle's re-formed Punk band), and Lorraine. For details on past line-up highlights click here.

For further information, you can visit the official website here