4 Reasons to Love GlasDenbury Music and Arts Festival
- It is an authentic festival, organised with love, by a Mum of 5 children with families in mind all the way
- We are one of Devon's most accessible festivals, paying personal attention to everyone we welcome to Glas-Denbury
- We pride ourselves on our sustainability and lead by example in how to make those small changes that will make a big difference!
- We provide opportunity and a "platform for passion" , from the music artists to the workshops, the food to the people on site. It is one big showcase of the best of the South West!
“This was our first family festival, and we had such a brilliant time. There was so much to do for adults and kids (ours are aged 2 & 5), great choice of food, and good camping – loads of space in the family field. In fact, I was v impressed by how uncrowded the whole festival & camping was – ie, there were clearly lots of people, and the atmosphere was great, but there was no cramming in, meaning that kids could leave your side a little and not get out of sight. Staff great too, and the whole thing was exactly as promised – felt very safe & welcoming. Will def be back”
Recently awarded a GOLD for Festival of the year 2018 in the Devon Tourism Excellence Awards and a BRONZE for Festival of the Year 2018/9 in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, Glas-Denbury is a festival that is authentic, friendly, safe, accessible and sustainable, with a nod to the festivals of yesteryear. Glas-Denbury’s ethos is providing a “Platform for Passion” and championing the South West using 100% SW suppliers, food and drink and providing a platform for SW music, arts and entertainment. Located on a beautiful site, in the rolling Devon hills, it is a collaboration of likeminded people and organisations who come together to create a colourful, happy event suitable for all ages. Glas-Denbury is a festival like no other and it’s back with a bang this year with a line-up of music from all genres, magical entertainment, workshops to learn and create in, whether you’re an annual festival goer, family with children, live-music-lover, or merely just dipping your toes in the festival scene, Glas-Denbury is the perfect place for you and has something for everyone.
With multiple stages of music including the BBC Introducing stage, Glas-Denbury stays loyal to their ethos of showcasing all genres of music and championing the South West, as well as bringing in artists from further afield. The music line-up so far includes the following artists with more to be announced.
Addie, Aldo Vanucci, Ben Carr, Carnaby Street, Cold Lips, Dakar Audio Club, Gecko, Getbacktothebeat, Haunt the Woods, Holly Morwenna, James Montague, Jess McAllister, Kindred, Matt Vinyl, Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, Pattern Pusher, Peter Jordan, Phil Cook, ReJig, Rocka Lula, Rodney Branigan, Samantics, Ska Au Go Go Boss DJ, Tallisker, The Communicators, The Native, The Scribes, Weapons of Sound.
Back by massive demand is the legendary fox himself Basil Brush, on site on the Saturday for shows and selfies galore with everyone, as well as this year’s Britain’s Got Talent ventriloquist Jimmy Tamley, who will be bringing his infamous masks to find a willing volunteer! The Entertainment Stage will host a myriad of things to entertain and enthral you including Gecko and Mole with their interactive rap musical with live songs, rap stories, instant poems and a weasel with a serious biscuit problem! The Ceroc team will be teaching you some fierce dance moves and Isabella Storyteller
has magical tales to tell. The Imaginarium welcomes you into a world of magic and mystery and Lavrak will enthral when the sun goes down with their fire and poi shows. The free workshops on site include woodcraft, crafts, needlework, knitting, Ceroc dancing, acro yoga, songwriting, circus skills and so much more and you can take part in archery, inflatables and lots of activities across the festival.
The Silent Disco will host a superb line up of DJs throughout the weekend with every genre of music battling away to
win your channel on the headphones! Friday features DJ producer Aldo Vanucci accompanied by Bristol based Rocka Lula, DJ Getbacktothebeat and more. Saturday features Matt Vinyl, Rocka Lula, Ska au go go Boss DJ, Calamity and more to keep you dancing all day and night! If you are grooving and moving and a bit of air guitar thrown in for good measure, then the Silent Disco is the place to be!
The Speakers stage hosts some of Devon and Cornwall’s favourite poet’s, spoken word artists and speakers including Edinburgh Fringe poet Robert Garnham and Oogle Buffleflum with The Brain that wouldn’t Die.
Glas-Denbury is for everyone. The team is committed and passionate about endeavouring to fulfil any of their guests’ requirements and help wherever they can to make their time at the festival as easy and joyous as possible. Glas-Denbury is already one of the most accessible festivals in the South West, with a dedicated accessibility team, accessible camping, accessible bar, plenty of toilets as well as Mobiloo on site with toilet, hoist and adult changing bed. Personal assistance tickets are also available on application. For families with babies and young children, this year the brand new Baby Bloom Cocoon area will offer parents a place to meet, chill, feed and learn with workshops and teams on hand to talk all things parenting!
Glas-Denbury is also leading the way in the South West for sustainability. Offering shuttle buses from Newton Abbot station to the festival site reducing the need for cars, all single use plastics banned across the site including the sale of plastic water bottles, use of plastic cutlery and plates and the introduction back in 2016 of reuseable cups across the site. Rigorous recycling takes place aross the site and all festival goers are encouraged to bring along refillable water bottles this year and take part in litter picking throughout the event. Recycling, reducing waste and ensuring a minimal footprint is left on the land is paramount to the festival.
The theme this year is Fairytale, so come and dance in the daisies, delight in the magic of Glas-Denbury and enjoy a weekend of colour, happiness, music & arts with your family and friends and no doubt make some new friends along the way!
Camping and Glamping available as well as day tickets, family tickets, group discounts, payment options on the website www.glas-denbury.co.uk