Also confirmed is Josh Kumra, NZCA/Lines, Pete Roe, SixNationState, Wave Pictures, Dog Is Dead, Artrocker DJ, paradYse and Transgressive Records DJ, comedian Phil Ellis, and first winners of the festival’s regional talent search Road To Blissfields – Flashfires, Half Crown, and Ben Goddard & The Heartbeats.
These new additions join acts such as headliners Noisettes and Patrick Wolf(performing a special grand piano acoustic set), Spector, Man Like Me, Lucy Rose, Charli XCX, Crazy P (Live), Toddla T, and many more live music acts, DJ sets, comedy performances, art installations, and a sports day to end all sports days at The Park, Hampshire on the weekend of 29th June to 1st July.
Nominated for Best Live Act at the 2007 BRIT Awards, Guillemots’ beautiful live set will soundtrack the sun going down on Friday, while currently play-listed across radio with ‘Shotgun’, Eugene McGuinness will demonstrate why he’s one of the most acclaimed new songwriters of the past few years on the Saturday evening. Getting nods from taste-makers this Spring, London’s Citizens! will bring a sense of theatre with their 80’s-onica, and multi-instrumentalist Clock Opera sets to deliver one of the most intensely upbeat shows of the weekend. Theme Park’s fun, groove-filled set and the return of Blissfields favorites SixNationState, add only more excitement to this year’s already swelling bill of artists.
The festival has been applauded over the past 11 years for its attention to detail, creativity, family friendly atmosphere and wide-ranging musical and arts bill, but above all, for remaining at an intimate 2,000 capacity, following years of critical praise, stellar live performances from some of the country’s biggest live music acts, and sell-out crowds.
In 2012, Blissfields nod their school cap to the world of sport, offering a dandy revival of the Great British Summertime and a golden age of playground camaraderie and frivolity. With a full program of sports day shenanigans, a school disco and late night ballyhoo, expect your mischievous tutors to be on fine form as they guide you through the most fun you’ll have with your chums all year. Hoorah! Hoorah, indeed!
This year you’ll have the opportunity to represent your House, as well as vote for House Captains, once again giving fans of the festival another way to be a part of the makings of the event. Although Blissfields will not be strict on the dress code, they warn that Hall Monitors may have to be assigned to make sure you are all upholding the Blissfields reputation.
Grab your jolly hockey sticks and catch us round the back of the bike shed for the best “last day of term” style fun you ever had.
This year’s full line-up of activities will be announced shortly.
Weekend Adult: £74.00 + Booking Fee
Weekend Youth: £49.00 + Booking Fee
Weekend Under 6: Free and No Booking Fee (Please note a nominal fee of 1p is charged to register the purchase)
Weekend Family Ticket (2 Adult & 2 Youth weekend tickets): £210.00 + Booking Fee
Weekend 10 Adult tickets for the price of 9: £666.00 + Booking Fee
Thursday Camping: £16.00 + NO Booking Fee
Live-in Vehicle Pass: £35.00
Car Park: £10.00
All tickets available via: www.blissfields.co.uk
Noisettes [Saturday Headline]
Patrick Wolf [Acoustic Grand Piano Headline Set]
Guillemots ~ Spector ~ Lucy Rose ~ Charli XCX
Eugene McGuinness ~ Man Like Me ~ Josh Kumra
Dub Pistols ~ Dreadzone~ Pronghorn
Fleetwood Bac ~ Subgiant ~ The Mini Band
Toddla T ~ Clock Opera
Dog Is Dead ~ Toy ~ Theme Park ~ Crazy P (Live)
Imperial Leisure ~ Citizens ~ Cashier No.9 ~ NZCA/Lines
Wave Pictures ~ Passenger ~ AlunaGeorge ~ Beans on Toast ~ Skinny Lister
Cut Corners ~ Eighteen Nightmares at the Lux ~ Arp Attack ~ Bear Cavalry
Kill Em Dead Cowboy ~ Little Chief ~ Live Like Kings ~ Melodramas ~ Oresteia
Reventure ~ Pussy Cat and the Dirty Johnsons ~ Sean McGowan
Smokey Bastard ~ Stinger ~ Stone Them Crows
The Lost Souls Club ~ The Queue ~ Flashfires ~ Half Crown
Ben Goddard & The Heartbeats ~ Tropics
The Hidden Hedge
Mary Miss Fairy ~ Kursa
DJ Envious Mind ~ Alex the Kidd ~ Andy Oliver ~ Dan Munrow
DJ Jet Pack Assassin ~ Dan Hayes Remnant Psyche ~ Science of Eight Limbs
Transend ~ Dr. Strangelove's Burlesque Discotheque ~ Amongst The Pigeons
Shuddervision Soundsystem featuring Digits Mcphee ~ Heath:Ward
+ Chillout and Visuals by Magnetic Mirror (VJ),
Wub World (VJ) and VJ Visualante
+ Installations and artwork by Coalescence Collective
The Hidden Hedge: Presents
(Express FM / Blissfields Festival / Turf Records /
paradYse Records / Beans On Toast)
Huw Olesker and the Barebackers ~ ME
Bebe Black ~ I Dream In Colour ~ Colourmasks ~ Sam McCarthy
Will McNichol & Jack Palmer ~ Leigh Mary Stoke ~ Luke Ferre
Owen Hackett ~ Bryony Marie Fry ~ Jonny P Taylor ~ Stir of Echoes
We Spies ~ Laura Boyle ~ Charley Farley Sunday Four
Olly Salter & Benzo ~ The C90s ~ Ridney
Artful ~ Bitr8 ~ thequickandthedead ~ Kiwi ~ Frankie Aglow ~ Jafr0 ~ Tanka
Soundtracks ~ Artrocker DJ ~ paradYse Records DJ ~ Transgressive Records DJ
Luca Pilato ~ Loveless DJ's ~ Psychadelia DJ's ~ MASS_IVe ~ Diska Tek ~ Ally Wolf
Rockfeedback DJ ~ Super Vs Pavilion DJs ~ Seb Marx ~ Ally Wolf ~ Matt Clark
Cholombian ~ Morgan Hislop ~ Yes Tom! ~ Deadproud & JayB ~ MattyLAH
WILLOW ~ Side A ~ Charlie Fox ~ Grrrl Scout ~ Paul Saunders
Lexy SNS ~ Little Chief Z ~ DJ Grey Jumps ~ DJ Hammy ~ Handsome Dave Rocker
Giles W & Mr Toad Z ~ The Great One
Andrew O’Neill ~ David Morgan ~ Phil Ellis
Marc Burrows ~ Bob Slayer ~ Danny Sutcliffe ~ Ed Easton ~ Tony Basnett
Fern Brady ~ Owen Niblock ~ Peter Philiipson ~ Red Redmond
with Ruth E Cockburn (compere)
+ MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED ACROSS ALL STAGES