30th June - 2nd July
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”Has the dancefloor junkies begging for mercy"
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“Totally and utterly euphoric”
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Contents Road To Blissfields Whatâ€™s On? After Hours Band Directory
Line - Up Blissfields Recommends Important Info Sitemap
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The Team: Project Supervisor and Graphic Designer: Louise Morrell Editor and Art Director/Graphic Designer: Rachel Pottle Contributors: Rachael Anderson, Danielle Brackenbury and Tom Quickfall Head of Advertising: Elliot Muharrem
Welcome to Blissfields 2011! We are so pleased that you have travelled from the farthest regions of the cosmos to join us at our new home! This year we have put together what we believe to be our greatest line-up yet. Not only that, but the field is packed with more fun than ever, so have a great time, let yourselves go, party and relax! Please respect all the races and species you may encounter, and please respect our beautiful planet: make sure that when you jet off you leave it exactly like you found it. See you in your costumes on Saturday evening and have a bloody brilliant time! Love Melanie and Paul Bliss and all the Blissfieldians Blissfields works closely with Southampton Solent University to support students with valuable real work experience. Student Co-ordinator for Solent Festivals: Martin James (email@example.com) All rights reserved. No part of this programme may be produced or imitated in whole or in part without the permission of Blissfields Festival. The views expressed in this programme are of those of the respective contributors and not necessarily shared by Blissfields Festival. Southampton Solent University and Blissfields have done everything possible to ensure all the information contained within this programme is accurate and we cannot accept any responsibility for any mistakes or omissions.
ROAD TO . . . S D L E BLISSFI T
he ‘Road To Blissfields’ competition gives local talent the opportunity to compete for one of three possible slots to play at the festival. This year saw the festival crew and competition organisers MintSouth go through 100 entries before witling them down for three live heats, which took place in Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester, with the winner from each earning a slot at the festival.
Jodie Copeland, Editor of MintSouth, had a lot of fun this year and has a high opinion of the entries: “The quality of the bands was amazing. Flight Brigade are definitely ones to watch out for, and make sure you check out LST and the Man Dem too - they work so hard and it’s great they are finally getting the recognition they deserve.” Winners of the Portsmouth heat, Gosport’s Bear Cavalry, are a four-piece experimental indie band that have received much support from BBC 6music. Describing themselves as ‘quirky pop excellence’, the boys loved the whole experience: “It’s nice that a local festival has made such an effort to book local artists. The quality of music from all the artists at the Portsmouth show was really high and we feel flattered to have been picked to play the festival.”
Southampton born-and-bred MC LST and his band The Man Dem were the winners of their hometown heat. Influenced by everyone from The Kooks to Kano, he has just signed a licensing and publishing deal with New York’s ‘Diamond Life Records’. Being somewhat of a lyrical genius, he has a very unique and creative style sending out a strong message to today’s youth. Made up of a husband and wife, two sisters and four brothers, Flight Brigade were the winners of the Winchester heat. Bringing together the best in rock music with folk melodies, the band was conceived during rehearsals in a derelict church. “It was
a massive honour to be part of the heats. The night we played in Winchester was an absolute blast; incredibly well organised, great sound and a buzzing atmosphere,” they explained. “We were super chuffed to win a place and cannot wait to play the festival in the summer! Boom.” Photo: Alex B
Be sure to check out all three acts over the weekend, and keep an eye on the Blissfields website for information about next year’s competition…
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Bars here are three bars on site – The Main Bar, Bradley Bubble Bar and Blisscotheque Bar. All will close at 2.00am each night. If you are lucky enough to look under 25, please expect to be asked to provide proof of age!
For The Kids his year, the Angel Garden for becomes the perfect place ren busy. families to keep their child ps, a ho rks With arts and craft wo tage roaring campfire and a vin games tent, there’s sure to be something to suit everyone. Making a guest appearance, Blissfields welcomes Katie Ashworth from the CBeebies show I Can Cook, and word on the field has it that Gruffalo will also be stopping by too! So and be take some time out to relax n. creative in the Angel Garde
Photo: Rob Ball
mongst glitter balls, glowsticks, and a huge sound system lies several DJs who will be mixing up some of the hottest dance music to-date, along with some classics from the underground. With cocktails being served into the early hours, the Blisscotheque captures a slice of the Ibiza rave culture. So jump on board, get your party space boots on and explore into the night; your weekend begins here.
ew for 2011, Blissfields becomes a host of hilarity after joining forces with Shakey Ape to scour the country for some of the finest up-andcoming comedians in the UK. So head on over to the main stage after itâ€™s closed, when it will transform into an intimate venue with 12 comedians taking to the stage, having you laughing into the night. Acts include Beccy Barnes, Curtis Threadgold, Freddy Quinne, Jay Edwards, Lewis Charlesworth, Matt Dyson, Matthew Highton, Michael Kossow, Owen Niblock, Ruth E Cockburn and Stevie Gray.
elanie Bliss will be running a stall with her own work and a hand-picked selection of her friendâ€™s creations, please drop in and have a look! Get into the Space theme... have your sci-fi hairdo styled by Paul Allen somewhere near the portal to the Hidden Hedge we think!
AFTER S... HOUR Raffertie
t’s not just the little ones that are catered for over the weekend. Blissfields also makes sure that those with a slightly later bedtime get a chance to party into the early hours, and this year’s no exception. Crowd favourites the Hidden Hedge and the Blisscotheque will once again be housing sets from a fantastic selection of DJs. Here are two to look out for…
ecent Ninja Tune signee Raffertie is known for his eclectic and relentless productions, hopping between different dance floor genres with ease – often within the same song. The young Birmingham native beams onto the Blisscotheque midway through a mammoth worldwide tour, keeping the festival moving into the early hours of Sunday morning.
anding in the Blisscotheque on Friday night, Nottingham’s Crazy P have been peddling their playful brand of funky house for well over a decade now, supplying them with the experience required to rock a party ‘til the early hours. Or, in the case of their Blissfields set, midnight.
BAND IRECTORY D Achilles Saturday, 20.55 @ Bradley Bubble
Beans on Toast Friday, 01.10 @ Bradley Bubble
The unique and inspiring 7-piece mix post rock with alluring melodies making their live show epic and enthralling.
Known to his friends as Jay, this one-man-band has been likened to a modern day Billy Bragg. Decide for yourselves …
Alex Clare Thursday, 21.20 @ Bradley Bubble
Bear Cavalry Saturday, 13.30 @ Bradley Bubble
With an album produced by Diplo & Switch, Clare mixes beautiful soul with explosive futuristic dancehall.
Winners of the Portsmouth ‘Road To Blissfields’ competition, these Gosport guys create solid indie music with an experimental attitude.
Alpines Friday, 20.30 @ Bradley Bubble Describing themselves as ‘Night Pop’, this 2-piece make dark, moody, electronic music; think an amalgamation of Florence & The XX.
Bastille Thursday, 20.35 @ Bradley Bubble London alt-poppers deal in electro beats and rich harmonies.
Bob Fletcher Saturday, 11.00 @ Bradley Bubble Fancy a dance? Bournemouth-based contemporary folk singer–songwriter Fletcher creates catchy, toe-tapping acoustic music.
Burning Idols Friday, 12.45 @ Bradley Bubble
a message; somewhere between Folk, Ska and Punk.
Chad Valley Friday, 14.50 @ Out of this World The unmissable Hugo Manuel creates Ibiza inspired chillwave. A soft, summery brand of electro pop.
Chris T-T Friday, 19.30 @ Bradley Bubble Signed to London Label Xtra Mile Recordings, Chris is a Brighton based alternative folk singer creating vivid and innovative music.
Colin Macintyre Friday, 12.50 @ Out of this World A songwriting junkie, Scotsman Macintyre has already had 2 top 20 albums with his deeply personal melodic folk-rock music.
Burning Idols make fun, enjoyable music with
Cut Corners Thursday, 19.20 @ Bradley Bubble
Delays friday, 18.30 @ Out of this World
5-piece electro indierockers Cut Corners make their Blissfields debut this year.
With four critically acclaimed albums under their belts this four piece combine guitar, synths and lead singer Greg Gilbert’s distinctive falsetto vocals creating true indie rock music.
D-Warrior Saturday, 18.30 @ Bradley Bubble Local producer Guy Barlow makes soulful dubstep/2-step as D-Warrior.
David E. Sugar Saturday, 00.10 @ Bradley Bubble With support from Zane Lowe and recently signed to Sunday Best Recordings, Sugar is a singer-songwriter, producer and DJ with a creative flair like no other.
Dead Red Sun Saturday, 12.20 @ Bradley Bubble As a three-piece instrumental band, DRS create fast-paced yet beautiful music all quite effortlessly.
Dub Pistols friday, 17.00 @ Out of this World ‘Adding a much needed swagger to the UK dance scene’, these London-based Blissfields favourites return to give another lesson in breakbeat, hip-hop and ska.
Emily and the Woods Saturday, 15.50 @ Bradley Bubble Representing the best in blues, folk, jazz and soul, Emily and the Woods are somewhat hypnotic, and not too far away from Laura Marling.
Fenech-Soler saturday, 20.10 @ Out of this World This four-piece electropop band brings indie
and disco together in a psychedelic fashion. .
Flashguns Friday, 18.40 @ Bradley Bubble
A fresh, exciting guitar band from the South East of England.
Flight Brigade Friday, 14.20 @ Bradley Bubble Made up of a husband and wife, her sister and four friends, this seven piece band bring together rock and folk to create heartfelt, pastoral tunes.
Fly Frankie Fly Saturday, 16.45 @ Bradley Bubble
From making beats in a living room to recording in studios, this duo represent what’s good about electro music; be ready for a rave.
Fool’s Gold friday, 13.50 @ Out of this World A Los Angeles collective that bring together African rhythm and melodies with western pop.
inchester’s favourite son - and former Million Dead front man – Frank Turner has shockingly never appeared at Blissfields, despite attending as a mere punter in the past. He will be peddling his unique brand of folk/punk at this homecoming festival debut on Friday night, headlining the Out of This World stage, midway through an intense world tour for new album England Keep my Bones. “The promo schedule has been hectic: I’ve been in Germany, Australia, London, Canada, America and Scotland (in that order) recently”, Turner explains ahead of his Blissfields appearance. “Everyone seems excited about the upcoming release, which is good because I am too!” A seasoned festival regular, Turner’s personal highlight came at Reading last year: “I was invited to get up and play guitar with NOFX, which was pretty much a dream come true as they’re one of my all-time favourite bands, so that was fun. I’ve seen
some awesome sets at festivals as well in my time - seeing Battles at Glastonbury last year was ace.” He will have the stage to himself at Blissfields however, something he is looking forward to. “Smaller festivals are great fun: more personal. I love playing them, and headlining is also a privilege!” Turner will no doubt be giving it his all to the home crowd this Friday, so make sure you get down there and don’t miss out!
Photo: Erik Weiss
Friday, 20.10 @ Out of this World
Y A D S R U TH 17.00
Out of this World Bradley Bubble
Heathward 18.00 - 18.20
Minorities 17.00 - 19.55
Alex Clare 21.20 - 21.55
Zoo Lock 20.00 - 22.55
SixNationState 22.15 - 22.55
Please note the Out of this World stage is closed today. N.B line up is subject to change
The Moho 18.40 - 19.00
Cut Corners 19.20 - 19.35
Stinger 19.55 - 20.15
Bastille 20.35 - 21.00
Zoo Lock 20.00 - 22.55
Fillum 23.00 - 01.55
Soundtracks 23.00 - 01.55
Out of this World
Leah Mason 12.00 - 12.25
Jonny P Taylor 12.00 - 12.25
Colin Macintyre 12.50 - 13.25
Burning Idols 12.45 - 13.10
17.00 DJ Hammy 16.30 - 16.55
King Charles 15.50 - 16.25
The Widowmaker 16.00 - 16.25
Dub Pistols 17.00 - 17.55
The Chapman Family 16.50 - 17.25
22.00 Chess Club DJs 21.40 - 21.55 Jim Jones Revue 21.40 - 22.25
Maxxi Soundsystem 20.00 - 22.55
18.30 DJ Hammy 18.00 - 18.25
Marques Toliver 17.50 - 18.20
Alex Crede 15.00 - 17.00
The Great One 17.00 - 18.30
22.30 Subgiant 22.00 - 22.55
Ruth E Cockburn 23.10 - 23.30
Matt Fr Lewis Charlesworth Dyson Qu 23.35 - 23.50 23.55 - 00.10 00.15
Sound of Rum 23.00 - 23.45
Crazy P Soundsystem 22.30 - 00.00
Please note the comedy line up (yellow) is at the main bar N.B line up is subject to change 13.30
Foolâ€™s Gold 13.50 - 14.25
Chad Valley 14.50 - 15.25
Alex Crede 15.00 - 17.00
DJ Choppy 13.00 - 15.00
Chess Club DJs 19.40 - 20.05
Delays 18.30 - 19.35
shguns 0 - 19.05
Alpines 20.30 - 21.05
reddy uinne 5 - 00.30 James Yuill 00.10 - 00.50
Maxxi Soundsystem 21.00 - 22.30
Wolf Music 20.00 - 21.00
Boule 18.30 - 20.00
Frank Turner 20.10 - 21.35
Chris T-T 19.30 - 20.05
DJ Hammy 15.30 - 15.45
Polly and the Billets Doux 15.10 - 15.35
Flight Brigade 14.20 - 14.45
Orestaia 13.30 - 13.55
Stevie Gray 00.35 - 00.55 Beans on Toast 01.10 - 01.55
Sean Brosnan and Dom Chung 00.00 - 02.50
Y A D R U T SA 11.30
Emily and the Woods 15.50 - 16.25
thequickandthedead 17.10 - 17.35
Huw Olesker 12.50 - 13.10
I Am Arrows 17.40 - 18.25
Fly Frankie Fly 16.45 - 17.15
thequickandthed 18.30 - 18.55
Remnant Psyche 17.30 - 18.25
Re Olly Salt
Handsome Dave Rocker 17.00 - 17.55
22.30 Tricky 21.30 - 22.55
I Dream In Colour 21.55 - 22.35
Ridney 22.00 - 22.55
Sombrero Soundsystem 16.00 - 16.55
Kozmik Ken 12.40 - 12.55
Mr Toad 12.00 - 12.55
The Sound of Arrows 16.30 - 17.05
Dead Red Sun 12.20 - 12.40
Mass_ive 11.00 - 11.55
Treetop Flyers 12.00 - 12.35
Kingman Country 11.40 - 12.00
Bob Fletcher 11.00 - 11.20
Ally Wolf 16.00 - 16.25
Kozmik Ken 11.40 - 11.55
The Cabin Fever 11.00 - 11.35
Out of this World
Owen Niblock 23.10 - 23.30
Beccy Michael La Barnes Kossew De 23.35 - 23.50 23.55 - 00.10 00.15
Gold Panda 23.00 - 23.45
Sweet Dreams 23.00 - 23.55
Please note the comedy line up (yellow) is at the main bar N.B line up is subject to change 13.30
14.00 Kozmik Ken 13.50 - 14.05
us Cruelties 00 - 13.45
Imperial Leisure 14.10 - 14.45
Matt Clark 13.00 - 13.55
Ally Wolf 14.50 - 15.15
19.30 Summer Camp 19.00 - 19.35
20.00 Will ChuMp 19.40 - 20.05
evive Live with ter, Benzo and guests 18.00 - 19.55
Steve Oâ€™Connor 15.00 - 15.55
21.30 Will ChuMp 21.00 - 21.25
Fenech-Soler 20.10 - 20.55
Archilles 20.55 - 21.30
Gary Bennetton/Tom Budden 20.00 - 21.55
Man Like Me 15.20 - 15.55
The Riff Raff 19.55 - 20.30
D-Warrior 18.30 - 19.30
LST with the Man Dem 15.00 - 15.30
Marcus Muktarsingh 14.00 - 14.55
arry ean - 00.30
Under the Driftwood Tree 14.15 - 14.40
Bear Cavalry 13.30 - 13.55
Matt Highton 00.35 - 00.55
David E Sugar 00.10 - 00.55
Little Chief 01.00 - 01.55
hael Buble DJs 00.00 - 00.55
Raffertie 01.00 - 01.55
Fear of Theydon 02.00 - 02.50
GOLD PANDA @ Saturday, 23.00 Bradley Bubble
ollowing (and preceding) a slew of EP releases, London producer Gold Panda last year released his full length debut, Lucky Shiner, to much critical acclaim. The knob-twiddling beat maker (real name Derwin Panda) builds on his time
spent in Japan and at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, as well as extensive and widereaching touring, to incorporate elements and snippets of far-eastern and other world musics into his cyclical productions. His Blissfields appearance will come in the middle of yet another mammoth tour. “It’s been pretty good,” Panda says of the dates so far. “Most of the shows have been sold out or close to it. Highlights are mainly food-based, but
dancing to a Caribou DJ set in Amsterdam and getting him to spin my request was pretty good.” Photo: Gemma Harris
Heathward Thursday, 18.00 @ Bradley Bubble
I Am Arrows saturday, 17.40@ Out of this World
Imperial Leisure Saturday, 14.10 @ Out of this World
An electro-dance cinematic duo from Southampton.
Melodic indie 5-piece formed by ex-Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows.
Huw Olesker Saturday, 12.50 @ Bradley Bubble
I Dream in Colour Saturday, 21.55 @ Bradley Bubble
This North London outfit bring together Hip Hop, Ska and Punk turning it into invigorating party music.
At just 15, Huw is the first artist to sign to Turf Records. The Portsmouth based singer adds his poetic lyrics to indie folk music. Think a quiet Wombats.
Hertfordshire-based band combine indie sensibilities with wellconstructed melodies.
James Yuill Friday, 00.10 @ Bradley Bubble From South East London: a beautiful mix of folk and electronica. Yuill’s remix of Fenech Soler is sure to be the soundtrack to summer 2011.
King Charles Friday, 15.50 @ Out of this World
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King Charles’ style is an eccentric and eclectic mix of psychedelic rock and folk-pop.
Kingman County Saturday, 11.40 @ Bradley Bubble
Jim Jones Revue Friday, 21.40 @ Bradley Bubble Hairy, rioutous rock with a true blues feel. If Motorhead owned a piano this is what they would sound like.
Johnny P Taylor Friday, 12.00 @ Bradley Bubble Although born in the U.S.A, Johnny delivers simple, intimate British folk with a passion that turns his performances into something so distinct you will remember them for a long time afterwards.
Playing indie rock with a slight country feel to it, Winchester’s finest raw talent Kingman County have found themselves with a huge local following that is surely destined to spread nationwide.
Leah Mason friday, 12.00 @ Out of This World This guitar playing lady hails from south east London, and peddles an upbeat blues style that will get anyone up on their feet.
Little Chief Saturday, 01.00 @ Bradley Bubble To experience Little Chief is to feel as if you have time travelled back
to the ‘60s - but don’t worry: it’s just goodtime ska at its timeless best.
LST and the Man Dem Saturday, 15.00 @ Bradley Bubble One of the winners of the ‘Road to Blissfields’ contest, LST is an MC, lyricist and vocalist who promotes peace and consciousness.
Man Like Me saturday, 15.20 @ Out of this World This London 2-piece are perhaps best known for their reworking of Jona Lewie’s ‘You’ll Always Find me in the Kitchens at Parties’, and are set to bring an element of cheeky fun to Friday afternoon.
Marques Toliver Friday, 17.50 @ Bradley Bubble Toliver’s unique combination of soulful vocals and rhythmic violin is a must-see, as those who caught his performance on Jools Holland will testify.
Oresteia Friday, 13.30 @ Bradley Bubble This 6-piece have been described as a ‘satanic Arcade Fire’.
Polly and the Billets Doux Friday, 15.10 @ Bradley Bubble Country music at its best - but with a contemporary twist. Highlighted by BBC Radio 6 Music as ones to watch out for this year.
Remnant Psyche Saturday, 17.30 @ Bradley Bubble
house project based in Southampton bring a fresh and diverse sound to their live shows.
Six Nation State Thursday, 22.15 @ Bradley Bubble Indie at its best - but with a husky, classic-rock edge.
Sound of Rum Friday, 23.00 @ Bradley Bubble Played all over BBC Radio 1 (Rob Da Bank is a huge fan), Sound of Rum are a live rap group fronted by the lively Kate Tempest.
Stinger Thursday, 19.55 @ Bradley Bubble A 3-piece band that play non-stop pop rock with dance beats that will fuel any audience with adrenaline.
Subgiant Friday, 22.00 @ Out of this World Want to dance? Subgiant will provide the door to a physcadelic dancefloor for you to enjoy.
This unique electro-
nigmatic boy/girl duo Summer Camp certainly fit neatly into the ‘chillwave’ bracket, despite members Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey hailing from our own capital and not the sun bleached west coast of America. Their sepia-toned tunes will surely be a hit at Blissfields. “We love playing festivals,” explain the band. “It’s a great chance to meet new people and get muddy. We can’t wait for Blissfields, it’s going to be great!”
Summer Camp hit the Out of This World stage on Saturday, where the guys promise a special set. “We had to ditch the lion-taming section of the show, but the chainsaw jugglers are back, as is the guy who eats fireworks!”
SUMM ER CAMP
Photo: Jeremy Warmsley & Elizabeth Sankey
Saturda y, 19.00 @ Out of this Wo rld
TRICKY Photo: Jack Dante
ollowing the success of last yearâ€™s return-to-form Mixed Race, the former Massive Attack man steps off the plane fresh from a world tour to make his debut at Blissfields. Closing the Out of This World stage on Saturday night, expect classics from a pioneer in the world of hip-hop/trip-hop/ electro/dancehall/rock/whatever else Adrian Thaws has thrown into his seemingly boundless melting pot
Saturday, 21.3 0 @ Out of this World
throughout a highly prolific career, with tracks from critically acclaimed and award winning albums such as Blowback, Knowe West Boy and the timeless Maxinquaye all set to make an appearance. With Massive Attackâ€™s Blue Lines celebrating its 20th anniversary this year (I know, scary right?), Tricky shows no signs of letting up, and his Blissfields slot could be an early contender for highlight of the festival season.
This double-act hail from Sweden and can be found pumping out indie-electro tracks that belong on the best DJ decks around.
The Chapman Family Friday, 16.50 @ Bradley Bubble
The Widowmaker Friday, 16.00 @ Bradley Bubble
Stockon-on-Teesbased alt-rockers The Chapman Family take debut album Burn Your Town on tour this year, following a successful sting on the NME Showcase in 2010.
Bring a pint of the finest cider, sit down and enjoy The Widowmaker’s beautiful folk blues grooves melodies.
The Moho Thursday, 18.40 @ Bradley Bubble A striking blend of blues and rock with a modern flavour is the order of the day for The Moho.
The Riff Raff Saturday, 19.55 @ Bradley Bubble The Riff Raff play newwave with a subtle hint of post-punk.
Treetop Flyers saturday, 12.00 @ Out of This World Treetop Flyers won the Glastonbury emerging talent competition, and it’s plain to see why when they perform their charming brand of country soul. Will leave you relaxed and wanting more.
Under the Driftwood Tree Saturday, 14.15 @ Bradley Bubble Rustic, acoustic folk
Combining beat loops with acoustic textures to create interesting and touching compositions, Daniel Black will break in your Friday gently.
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The Sound of Arrows Saturday, 16.30 @ Out of this World
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The Cabin Fever Saturday, 11.00 @ Out of this World
songs that promote deep thought.
Various Cruelties saturday, 13.00 @ Out of this World With a talent for lyrics and a good ear for melody, this band describes themselves as ‘shabby Motown pop’. Who are we to argue?
e c n e i r e p x e k Wor ! s s i l B r e e h s that’s F
or 11 years now, the sleepy heathaze of Hampshire’s mid-summer countryside has awoken to the shimmering thrill of one of the UK’s finest independent festivals. But has anyone noticed Solent’s students working their hoodies off? Blissfields is a festival that’s close to the hearts of everyone at Southampton Solent University. It’s here they’ve found the kindred spirits in Paul and Mel Bliss and their team, to create a forward thinking educational partnership, supporting students operating in almost every area of the event. Dr Martin James, Senior Coordinator of Solent Music Festivals explains: “It took vision and trust for Blissfields to invite us into their party, allowing students the chance to prove their abilities. It’s been a real success over the four years we’ve worked together.” Blissfields and Solent have teamed up
once again with students from the music scheme, in particular the Popular Music Journalism course who are running the media team for the third consecutive year. Enjoy the festival and if you spot anyone frantically working away just think they could be students enjoying possibly the best work experience… ever! Want to find out more about Solent’s courses? Go to: www.solent.ac.uk
S D L E I F S S BLI S D N E M RECOM Paul (Event Organiser)
Frank Turner’s homecoming performance 3 new acts to Blissfields: Jim Jones Revue, The Chapman Family and Sound of Rum The Hidden Hedge
Katy Ashworth from CBeebies (on behalf of my two little girls) Acts to see: Tricky, Gold Panda and Marques Toliver The Blisscotheque
FUTURE DISCO A GUIDE TO 21 ST CENTURY DISCO
Rhiannon (Booking Artist)
Matt (Event Director)
Alex Clare and Various Cruelties shouldn’t be missed by anyone Luardos Burrito Face painting by Native Faces
T N A T R O IMP INFO Stage Opening Times
Out Of This World Stage (Main Stage) Main outdoor stage for live acts. Friday: 12:00 – 23:00 Saturday: 11.00-23:00
Bradley Bubble (2nd Stage) Marquee Stage: Live Acts, partying and after hours fun! Thursday: 18:00 – 23:00 Friday:12:00 – 02:00 Saturday: 11:00 – 02:00 Blisscotheque DJs and Live PAs, cocktail bar, non-stop party zone! Thursday: 17:00 – 01:00 Friday: 12:00 – 03:00 Saturday: 11:00 – 03:00
Travel Info The Park, Vicarage Farm, Woodmancott, Winchester, Hants, SO21 3BL
Blissfields Shuttle from Micheldever Station times will be: Thursday 30th June 4pm – 8pm Friday 10am – 8pm Saturday 10am – 6pm Sunday 12noon – 4pm A one way journey to or from the site will be £3, return £5 with the fare being paid to the driver. Trains: Micheldever to Winchester, Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth Stations: Thursday to Saturday – Trains run
approximately every hour from 07.10 to 23.10, last train at 00.03 (all trains to Southampton and beyond change in Winchester). Sunday – Trains run approximately every hour from 07.58 to 23.58, all trains are direct. Micheldever to London Waterloo: Thursday to Saturday - Trains run approximately every hour from 07.05 to 22.05, last train 23.33. Sunday - Trains run approximately every hour from 07.32 to 23.32.