Hullabaloo Festival is a three day family orientated live music and arts festival. Held as a celebration of the Gloucestershire area, the festival aims to honour the area's picturesque landscape, the local art, music, food, drink, culture, and above all the traditional yet contempory ways of the people who inhabit such a great area.
2012 lineup, news and rumours
Acts confirmed so far include Jim Jones Revue, Dub Pistols, Gundogs, The Portaits, Fight The Bear, Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun, Mizizi and Faithinfools.
To view the full programme as it is updated click here.
The festival has been rescheduled to another date
The festivals strength is in providing safe and engaging fun for both parent and child to enjoy. Unlike many family festivals that fail to cater to all age groups, Hullabaloo provides different activities for different ages, as well as music and later programmes for the adults to enjoy.
Music stages and other entertainment
There are three stages/performance areas which include the Main Stage, The Performance Tent and Exhibition Space.
Aside from the music there is comedy, poetry, children's acts, as well as exhibitions and performances from local clubs and arts groups
The programme is split into 3 sessions, "Daytime", "Evening" and "Late".
"Daytime" session concentrate on the kids with a variety of activities tailored to engage different age groups. Kids can take part in anything from mask making to making their very own bottle rockets, as well as paint-a-pot-plant-a-seed, Zorbing, Junk Model Boat Making and so much more.
There is also a teeny boppers disco, a shadow puppet show and bedtime stories.
You can read more about the overall programme of entertainment here.
The Festivals Green Ethos
Hullabaloo is a strongly sustainable festival, maximising the use of reusable/recyclable/bio- degradable products wherever possible. Attendees, performers and contractors are encouraged to recycle their waste, and dispose of their non-recyclables responsibly.
On Site Information
Times and Sessions: The festival splits itself into 2 main sessions which are "Daytime" and "Evening", as well as 1 "Late" reduced noise sessions. Which sessions you can attend varies on the ticket you have chosen, and the sessions fall into the following time slots:
- 'Daytime' session – 11am to 7pm
- 'Evening' session - 7pm to 11pm
- 'Late' session - 11pm to 2am
Food and drink
Providing the best in locally sourced food and drink, attendees can experience real ale and cider made in the surrounding area.
Weekend ticket holders are given the opportunity to camp the friday, saturday, sunday and monday in a field adjacent to the arena.
Immediately outside the Camping Area there is the 'Food and Welfare Area' which will have seating and serve breakfasts from 8am. Also here are toilets and running water, First Aid Station and Welfare Shelter.
It's important to note that there will be no showers/washing facilities available at the 2012 event.
Location and travel
The site is located in the picturesque countryside of Burley Fields Lake, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Due to it's green ethos the festival highly encourages the use of public transport:
- Travel By Train: Cheltenham Spa Railway, you wil need to get a taxi from there
- Travel By Coach: Check National Express
- Travel By Car Share: Check FestivalBUDI or GoCarShare
If you are visiting from abroad, the closest airport is Gloucestershire Airport.
Tickets and contacts
General Ticket Prices
- Under 5's: Admitted Free
- Adult 3 Day Weekend Ticket With Camping: £70 (limited early bird £60)Includes up to 4 nights camping, Acoustic Music Entertainments from 6pm – 11pm on Friday 1st June, Early morning Children's activities 2nd, 3rd and 4th June, Entry to 'late night ' session until 2am with free headset.
- Under 18's 3 Day Weekend Ticket With Camping: £35 (limited early bird £30) Includes up to 4 nights camping, Acoustic Music Entertainments from 6pm – 11pm on Friday 1st June, Early morning Children's activities 2nd, 3rd and 4th June, Entry to 'late night ' session until 2am with free headset.
- Adult 3 Day Weekend Ticket Without Camping: £50 (limited early bird £40) Entry to 'late night ' session until 2am with free headset.
- Under 18's 3 Day Weekend Ticket Without Camping: £25 (limited early bird £20) Entry to 'late night ' session until 2am with free headset.
- Caravan/Campervan Pass: £20 per vehicle
- Luxury Yurt: £600, sleeps up to 6, Comes with a lockable wooden door, rug, a mattress space for each person (up to 6), sheets, pillows, side tables, scatter cushions, throws, shelving and a mirror.
- Yurt: £450 (sleeps up to 8) Comes with a lockable wooden door and rug.
On The Gate Tickets
You can also buy tickets on the gate, however this is strictly subject to availability.
- Adult 'All day' Ticket (11am – 11pm) £20 per person per day (Daytime & Evening Sessions)*
- U18 'All day' Ticket (11am – 11pm) £10 per person per day (Daytime & Evening Sessions)*
- Adult 'Day Time' Ticket (11am - 7pm) £10 per person per day (Daytime Session only)
- U18 'Day Time' Ticket (11am – 7pm) £5 per person per day (Daytime Session only)
- Adult 'Evening' Ticket (7pm – 11pm) £10 per person per day (Evening Session only)*
- U18 'Evening' Ticket (7pm – 11pm) £5 per person per day (Evening Session only)*
- Adult 'One Night' Camping Pass £10 per night
U18 'One Night' Camping Pass £5 per night
Late Session subject to availability and incurs a £10 surcharge for headset hire.
To contact the festival, you can do so via the following emails:
- Ticket Enquiries [email protected]
- To provide mutual web links and images for inclusion on the site [email protected].uk
- For more information about food and food provision [email protected]
- For more information about sponsorship opportunities [email protected]
- For more information about volunteering [email protected]
- For more information concerning access, operations, health and safety or security provision [email protected]
- For more information about performing [email protected]
- For all other enquiries [email protected]