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Chazzstock is a two day festival, organised as both a tribute to the late Ou Est La Swimming Pool singer Charles Haddon, and as a charity fundraising event.

In describing the ethos and meaning behind the event, friends and family of Haddon released the following statement:

"On 20th August 2010 we lost someone who could imagine the impossible...

One of Charlie's dreams was to put on his own music festival. As always, his aim was to share with his friends and family something which would bring fun, excitement and love to their lives.

Our aim is to bring that dream to life and, at the same time, to give all the profits from the event to charity. We hope to make this an annual event, starting in summer 2012 with contibutions from some of our friends in the music industry and some up & coming acts, who are deserving of a helping hand."

Although some plans are still in process, the festival is hoping to raise money for The Princes Trust, as well as other charities that aid the lives of younger people.

Tickets are due to go on sale on 3rd Feb 2012, with further details to be found lower down on this wiki.

Line-up

2012 news, rumours and our predictions

2012 will be the official launch of Chazzstock festival, and the line-up so far includes The Vaccines and The Horrors. To view the full line-up as it is updated, click here.

On confirming the headline slot, Freddie of The Vaccines stated "It was a long held ambition of Charlie's to put on his own festival, as always he was rarely concerned with anything but the enjoyment of others and with the combined efforts of his friends and family we are going to see that dream materialise this summer."

Tom of The Horrors also added "Charlie was a dear friend to us all for many years and we're pleased to be a part of Chazzstock, both in remembrance of our friend and in support of The Prince's Trust."

Vibe

We predict that this will be a very humble and supportive event, the non profit aim of the festival will also raise needed awareness for the charities involved.

History and facts

Before Charles' passing, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool were an English synthpop group who were a very respected up and coming band.

In 2009 they had played at Glastonbury Festival and Bestival, and 2010 saw then support La Roux on tour, as well as further festival appearances at Evolution festival, Global Gathering and various other European festivals throughout the summer of 2010. Unfortunately their performance at Belgium's Pukkelpop was to be their last, as Charles Haddon passed on shortly after.

Before Chazzstock was to become a festival, an event of the same name took place at London's KOKO on Monday 4th October.

Tickets were priced at £10 with all of the proceeds donated to MIND, the UK's leading charity for Mental Health. Artists and DJ's who performed that night included Eddy Temple Morris (who was a big supporter of the group), Kissy Sell Out, The kooks, Mr Hudson, Man Like Me, Nat Jenkins, MPHO, Tribes, Daisy Dares You, Jay Jay Pistolet.

Friends and family have gathered and teamed up, aiming to bring Charlie's dream festival to life, raising funds for charity on an annual basis.

2012 will be the launch of the event and the aim is it to become an annual fixture.

Charity Initiative

As charity is at the core of the event's ethos, the organisers have announced that the official charity for the event is The Prince's Trust

"We are proud to announce that at this year’s festival, our official Charity is The Prince's Trust.

Around one in five young people in the UK are not in work, education or training with Youth unemployment costing the UK economy a staggering £10 million a day in lost productivity, with youth crime £1 billion every year.

Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps these young people to turn their lives around. They give practical and financial support to the young people who need it most, helping develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling them to move into work, education or training. The Prince’s Trust will help 50,000 young people this year, and needs almost £1 million pounds a week to continue its vital work. Your support will give disadvantaged young people the confidence and skills to get their lives back on track.

They have helped more than 650,000 young people since 1976 and support 100 more each working day with more than three in four they helped last year move into work, education or training"

Music stages and other entertainment

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On Site Information

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Food and drink

Apart from the traders and caterers that the festival will be providing, Stanford Hall also has "The Stables Cafe", which provides a varied menu from tea and cakes, to full english breakfasts and light lunches.

Camping and other accommodation

Limited camping is available, but more information will be displayed when available.

Location and travel

The festival will be taking place at Standford Hall, Lutterworth, which is located on the Leicestershire/Northamptonshire border.

By Road

The postcode for the venue is LE17 6DH, and it is only 2.5 miles away from where the M6 and A14 meet the M1 (at junction 19).

We'd highly recommend lift sharing as a means to save costs and meet new friends.

By Train

The nearest train station in general is Rugby train station, however Leicester train station is also close by.

There are no shuttle services as off yet, however if there is enough interest in the festival, one may be organised.

Festival contact and ticket information

Ticket details

Tickets went on sale on 3rd Feb, via Gigantic, and shall sell for the following prices:

Weekend With Camping:

  • Adult (18+): £75.00
  • Teen (12-17): £50.00
  • Child (Under 12): Free

Weekend Venue Only Tickets:

  • Adult (18+): £60.00
  • Teen (12-17): £40.00
  • Child (Under 12): Free

Saturday:

  • Adult (18+): £45.00
  • Teen (12-17): £30.00
  • Child (Under 12): Free

Sunday:

  • Adult (18+): £35.00
  • Teen (12-17): £22.00
  • Child (Under 12): Free

Car Parking: £5.00

  • A Teen/Child ticket can only be bought in conjunction with an adult ticket. All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult of over 21yrs of age. And will not be permitted entrance to the festival without accompaniment.
  • A free Carer Ticket is available to attendees on DLA middle or higher rate allowances.
  • All tickets are subject to additional booking fees

Tickets can be purchased here

Contact details

If you are interested in Volunteering, Trading, Exhibiting, Catering, or even registering to play at Chazzstock click here

To visit the official website click here