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Honeyfest is a one day music festival that takes place in Wiltshire, UK.

Every year the location is kept secret and not revealed until the tickets are issued, all customers are told is that it will be "a beautiful rural location between Marlborough and Swindon".


The organisers try to attract popular and large acts, who would never normally play at festivals of Honeyfest's size.

Due to the heart warming history of the festival, those wishing to experience true village community would find in those that run and those that attend Honeyfest.

Local businesses and suppliers pitch in with the festival too, with many of the locals making up a large percentage of the staff.


2012 line-up, news, rumours and our predictions

Dalmon Albarn will be performing songs and music from his latest opera 'Dr Dee'. He will also be joined onstage by several musicians and singers from the original production, including Madou Diabate.

Dry The River and Rae Morris are amongst the other acts confirmed, to view the full line-up, click here.

2011 line-up and past line-up highlights

2010 was postponed, so the inaugural had to take place the following year, with a line-up that featured Damien Rice, Laura Maring, The Magic Numbers and Dry The River.

History and facts

The inaugural Honeyfest was organised with support from the Barge Inn Community, a group of Wiltshire locals who took it upon themselves to run their local pub, with hekp from the the Big Lottery Fund.

Their funding was received as part of Village SOS- a scheme to inspire rural regeneration across the UK.

Documented by primetime BBC1 Village SOS series in Aug 2011, the programme followed their journey, from the take over and running of the pub, from the launch of the festival.

Music Stages and other entertainment

There are three stages at Honeyfest:

  • The Main Stage: Open 1pm-9pm
  • BBC Introducing Stage: 1pm-8pm
  • Hoe Down: 9pm-10pm

Camping and other accommodation

There is no camping on site, however the local Barge Inn have a campsite where places can be booked, and a shuttle bus will run to and from the festival.

As this is where the main unofficial after party happens, this area books quick, but there are plenty of other local campsites to stay at, with more details available soon.

On Site Information

Gate Times: Festival gates open at Midday, and the car park opens from 11am.

Cash machines: It's important there are no cash points onsite and no cards are accepted at the bars or box office, so it's important attendees bring their own cash.

Lost and found: Anything found should be passed onto the stewards, items will be held for 3 months.

Food and drink

Personal alcohol is not allowed in, however the website states "The bars are well-stocked, fairly priced and open all-night long and we have a delicious array of decent, wholesome food".

Location and travel

The location is not revealed until the purchased tickets are sent out, however it can be assumed the festival will take place in a rural location between Marlborough and Swindon.

Shuttle buses will run from Swindon train station to the chosen site.

Tickets for the shuttle bus cost £5 each way in advance, or £7 on the day.

It is also worth visiting the main Honeyfest to read about their liftshare scheme.

Ticket and contact information


  • Adult: £39.00
  • Child: Children under 12 can attend for free but still require a tickets
  • Car Park Ticket: £5