Following another sell-out event in it’s 13th year Blissfields Festival is pleased to end 2013 by announcing that TIER ONE tickets for its 2014 event are now on general sale via www.blissfields.co.uk, while also unveiling it’s theme for 2014 ~ “WALK ON THE WILD SIDE”.
The British festival is renowned for being a place to leave inhibitions at the door, but for their summer 2014 event Blissfields organisers are inviting you to take a leap even further into the great beyond, into the great YOU. Explore the side of yourself that doesn't usually run free, the mysterious side that you’d nearly forgotten was there and maybe didn't even know existed. To walk on the wild side is about finding your spirit animal, your Patronus, and pace with them hand in hand, momentarily to explore, and be as one with the world and it's nature.
Festival co-founder Melanie Bliss woke up in the wee small hours of a July morning, just after Blissfields, with a vision of drag queens and animals running wild, as an earthy bass-line trembled amid the trees of the festival, an echoing whisper, a chorus of “do de-do, de-do, de do de-do, do…". It was an electrifying stampede, a beautiful mess! And so the theme was born. Made all the more poignant by the recent passing of Lou Reed, 2014 will be a celebration of living life to the fullest, to look at the world with innocence and a sense of excitement.
Headliner’s for summer 2014 will be announced early 2014. The 4,000 capacity Hampshire event this year celebrated performances from Bastille, Mystery Jets, Sam Smith, The Staves, Marika Hackman, Theme Park, Public Service Broadcasting, Bondax, Drenge and many other live acts, DJs and performers. It also saw the launch of a Real Ale Festival and Independent Film Festival, both of which are look set to return in 2014, making Blissfields one of the country’s most impeccably programmed intimate festivals.