Play Festival is not to be confused with PlayFest.
There are no details on the festival web site for 2015. Do you know anything about the future of this festival? If so, let us know in the comments.
Play Festival is a festival like no other: a feast of amazing shows, mind-boggling workshops, beautiful music, smiley faces and all round silliness. The focus is squarely on circus skills and performance arts and it will be awash with beautiful, ridiculous, wonderful and outrageous things from the very beginning until the last person has gone home!
The picturesque village of Penn in Buckinghamshire is once again set to be home to a 2-day family friendly music festival with camping in July.
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Brother Strut will headline the Summer Breeze Festival main stage with their energetic UK soul and funk on Saturday the 19th of July 2014. This six piece band are all seasoned session players who between them have played on numerous hit records with artists such as Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Amy Winehouse, Tina Turner, Alicia Keys and The Temptations. The Saturday headline support slot is filled by the amazing Sheelanagig. Their infectious Balkan rhythms and beats will keep your feet a jiggin! Laid Blak are set to headline the café stage on Saturday night and into the early hours of Sunday morning. Having recently been hailed as the best reggae band in Northern Europe, the joyful energetic unity they exude throughout their show proves Laid Blak to be the ultimate festival act. Over the two days 25 quality acts will play across two stages, the line-up is filled with amazing quality music acts from all over the UK; with more acts still to be announced. Whilst listening to quality music you can enjoy a variety of reasonably priced fine foods and real ale. Take a stroll around our quirky festival traders and chill out in our tranquil healing garden.
Family fun will be provided in the dedicated children’s area, including a big fun art and craft tent where activities are offered at no cost on the day. Around the festival site will be oodles of silliness and many goings on including stilt walkers, circus performers, fire jugglers, puppet shows, junk building, pizza workshops, the silly hat stand, juggling ball making, ribbon skirt making and wearing, didgeridoo workshops, silly games and even the creation of a giant mural. Plenty to keep the kids amused, including the big kids!
Read our Parent Review 2012 by Naomi
Enjoy not just quality music, but a variety of fine foods and a real ale bar (we ensure these are reasonably priced). Take a stroll around the vintage market, quirky festival traders and chill out in the tranquil healing garden. The vintage tent holds tea parties, fashion shows, make-up and hair styling workshops and much more besides. Read more…
A unique and wonderful festival of Circus and Street Art – absolutely unmissable if you’re into that sort of thing.
The Southern Lights festival was last put on in 2012 and does not appear to be coming back.
I love festivals, everyone knows that!
My reasons for going to them have over the years changed and my circumstances have certainly changed. Before it was all about me and my friends, now it’s not just about me and my friends; it’s also about my son and considering my reasons for taking him.
I want him to enjoy going to to festivals and have plenty of wonderful experiences from going, and from those experiences he can hopefully benefit every day.
At the grand old age of 3 (nearly 4) he already talks about and looks forward to his festival holidays. He is unaware of how much he learns from going to them, but such life experiences are hard to find elsewhere.
All this made me reflect on what those experiences can teach him? How can he develop from them?