Fieldview Festival

August 6-9

Seagry, near Chippenham

AFTER a hiatus of sorts (the 2014 event was by invitation only, after the organisers decided to take a year off), Wiltshire’s biggest little festival is back in 2015, for its ninth year. The former garden party that swelled to a 3,000 capacity multiday event is returning with a new site near Seagry, just off the M4, and its charming mix of the UK`s best independent and grassroots music. The festival has raised over £25,000 for local and international charities since its inception and has become a highlight in the local summer festival scene for music revellers of all ages from the surrounding area and across the UK.

Fieldview has gained a reputation for programming artists that are destined for bigger stages. 2015 maintains this reputation with the usual eclectic mix of incredible music. Confirmed to perform so far are the underground punk folk road warriors Skinny Lister, the laid back dance rhythms of Boxed In and Wiltshire`s own fast rising folktronic star Henry Green, who is supporting Nick Mulvey on his upcoming European tour. Fridays folk offering also includes fast rising Clean Bandit featured vocalist Eliza Shaddad and the youthful raw talent of blues sensation Dan Owen.

The festival provides something for everyone, with its near compulsory fancy dress theme, yoga and tai chi workshops, boutique stalls and late night revelry. The festival mixes the cutting edge with the traditional, you can expect to see London`s next underground sensation on the main stage while a sea shanty band rock the house across the track.

Festival organiser Dan Cameron explains the festival's music as, “We just try and programme the best quality music we can, we want to surprise people, we don`t want to just select one genre or style, we want people to discover their new favourite band or try a workshop they would never normally come into contact with.”

The family-run festival also prides itself on its approach to supporting the local economy and environment with all food sourced locally and a strong focus on sustainability.

The three stages cater for the intimate and the grand. Workshops confirmed so far range from Tai Chi, capoeira, archery, sustainable living, Happy Hens, yoga and samba.

This year's theme is the 80s, and as always festivalgoers are urged to dress to impress, especially on the Saturday. Organisers advise: " Think wild colours, loud shirts, flowing skirts, birds of paradise, short shorts, head scarves, bright lips, tropical wildlife, full moons, palm trees, coconuts, scuba diving, flamingos, head bands, glittering fish, animal spirits and Lilt."

Tickets this year are £50 with options for glamping and family camping, available now from uk