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…
18th-19th July 2014
Reviewed by Tim Kaye, partner Caroline, Hazel (4 years) and Gwilym (2 years)
Big Fun at a Little Festival
Summer Breeze is probably the smallest festival we have been to but still had a big festival vibe. We arrived on the Friday evening and after a picnic in the sun we had a look at what the festival had to offer. Despite it being very small there were still two stages, food stalls, a bar, clothing and festival accessories stalls. They decked the festival out with colourful flags, plenty of pink netting and painted bins. The highlight for us was perhaps the ET Games stall where we got to play the games for free and even compete against ‘the master of pucket’ himself….we lost! They were such simple wooden games but seemed to capture the imagination of all ages and even better that he uses prison inmates and Fair Trade Co-operatives to make them.
Summer Breeze Festival 2012:
Review by Naomi Jones
Having won a family ticket we were very excited about the prospect of our toddlers’ first festival. After a week of heavy rain however, we spent much time debating how we would cope with the camping, so eventually settled on going there just for the day. The Sunday forecast was dry with sunny intervals – so that seemed perfect. Sadly it did mean missing KT Tunstall as she had been headlining on Saturday, the previous night, but the risk of camping in poor weather conditions with 3 little ones seemed too daunting.
The first great thing about Summer Breeze was its location. It was only an hour’s drive from London on the M4 in beautiful green rolling hills. This also meant that setting off on a Sunday morning the traffic wasn’t too bad and we were there for lunch.
Driving through the incredibly pretty English countryside we started to get worried – how could there be a festival here? Where are the crowds? Where’s the traffic? We started to realise that this was a small festival… No – this was in fact a *tiny* festival!… Read more…
2010 and 2011 Summer Breeze Weather: Both years it was really hot, take shades as there isn’t a lot of shade!
Review by: Anonymous (with 2 kids aged 6 and 2)
The children managed to get really close to the music as its never too crowded and therefore they could see everything. We have spent the last two summer breeze festivals bathed in sunshine, great music and fabulous crowds, It is an intimate festival where you can relax knowing your children are not far away. There are some activities provided for the children (face paints, large garden games, clown) – it would be great to see this developed further with craft activities. The food and beer are great and there are a few shops too. I would recommend this as a great first festival for children due to the small intimate feel.