Sunday Gate Pass


A Sunday Gate Pass provides entrance to the Festival to enjoy the activities, music and performances across the site from 10.00am until 8.00pm
Tickets can be purchased here

PLEASE NOTE – There are a few separately ticked performances and workshops that are NOT included in your Gate Pass.
These are:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare in a Suitcase, The Great Barn, 1.00pm
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare in a Suitcase, The Great Barn, 4.00pm

Please see the ‘Separately Ticketed Performances’ page on the website for full details and tickets for these performances

Discounts are available for Group Bookings. Children under 2 are free and don’t require any ticket.

What’s included in a Sunday Gate Pass

Live Music

Jody & The Jerms
Tent by the Pond

Jody & the Jerms only formed in St Clements, Oxford, in late 2019, but their blend of indie jangle pop, tinged with country, punk and folk overtones, quickly saw the band pick up airplay on BBC 6 Music, Radio X and Absolute, amongst many stations. The sextet were one of the last bands to do a BBC session for the much-missed Janice Long in December 2021.

Since then, the band have released their album Flicker to glowing reviews and toured the UK in June and July, and with a new single called Waves out in September, be sure to catch their set in the Tent By The Pond.

JD Days
Tent by the Pond

JD Days inspired Indie music with soaring acoustic and electric songs, thoughtful lyrics and vocals contains a nod to the influencing music of his youth such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones and the Kinks.

When not found supporting the likes of Toploader, JD Days can be found playing a full 2023 number of shows and an upcoming new release including their exclusive UK versions of “Back Home” by Kalush and “old Pictures”, by Skryabin of Ukraine fame.

Please look out for their 30 minute Live Stream for

Seven O’Clock Junkies
Tent by the Pond

The Seven O’ Clock Junkies is the alias for Darryl Everitt a British pop singer/songwriter who was possibly born in the wrong decade and definitely in the wrong country.

Blending Californian chime of the Byrds with the vocal hook of every great British invasion band of the 60’s, the Seven O’ Clock Junkies deliver a storming set of foot tapping covers and originals.

Hayloft Bar

Singer songwriter who’s been touting his musical wares around the South West for 20 years

His music is infused with strong Blues and folk flavours.

Soundabout Choir
Tent by the Pond

The Soundabout Inclusive Choirs are musical communities without barriers for people all ages and all abilities, with a focus on giving a voice to people with severe and profound learning disabilities.

Tent by the Pond

So what is Mizike Singing? Well, it’s an infectious blend of music from Africa and Europe that uses urban and ethnic styles and rhythms. It’s a very different way to use your voice and your body – focusing on movement, learning songs by ear and learning alternative and exciting new vocal techniques. But above all, it’s about the amazing sound of polyphony – the effect of lots of voices singing different parts together, building up intricate rhythms and harmonies.

Tent by the Pond

N/SH is a solo, multi-instrumentalist musician with Alternative, Indie and Ambient genres all featuring in his music. 

Influences such as Radiohead, The Smile Band, Fink, Sigur Ros, The Slow Show, Damien Rice, Ben Howard and The National, to name but a few, have shaped N/SH’s sound.

Described musically as:
‘A Rennaisance Man’ creating ‘Musical Ear-Worms’ and ‘Catchy Choruses’.
Individually Unique’ with a ‘Pensive, Melodic & Atmospheric vibe’.
‘His incredibly crafted self-penned songs are rich in narrative and his cool persona reflects this.’
‘He’s one for any singer-songwriter to sit and admire’

Sam Twigg and the Sometimes Band
Hayloft Bar

Original folk songs of love, fury, apocalypse, and wine-soaked compromise. Need we say more?

The Frenchays
Tent by the Pond

A joyful singing group with eclectic musical tastes whose styles range from very old Renaissance pieces, to  new compositions

Family Activities

Dan the Hat  – Comedian & Juggler
Kids Tent
Various times throughout the day

Dan has been performing  for the last 20 years, all over the World. He has worked at Festivals , on Stages and on the Streets in front of thousands of people. He even managed to find time to be voted “Festival Family Entertainer of the year” 2022 – Festival Kidz

His quick wit and on the button ‘improv’ silliness is a sure fire hit with any audience! Let Dan the Hat take you on a frenzied journey of skills and comedy. Audience interaction throughout, (whether they like it or not!) A mixture of Serious Skills, Stupid Stunts and Frenzied ‘Off the Wall’ improv comedy.

Mark Fraser – The Storyteller
The Story Tent
Various times throughout the day

Come to the beautiful Story Tent and hear original tales, traditional fairy stories or shaggy dog stories to make you groan. By day Mark will tell interactive and inclusive stories with puppets, performance and a little bit of leaping about.

By night hear the weird, the odd and the slightly chilling with Jacob Cracker (Decd) the man with the tombstone for tales in the dark.  Mark is a professional storyteller, artist and writer travelling all over the world sharing stories with all ages

Circus Skills Workshops
Kids Tent
Various times throughout the day

Drop in to a circus workshop lead by Dan the Hat. Learn how to juggle, spin a plate, manipulate a hat or spin a diabolo.  Whether you are 5 or 105, come and master the art of the 3 ball cascade, throw and catch a diabolo or perform some fancy flourishes with a derby hat. 

Fun for all the family.

The Company of Travelling Wonders – A family theatre show
Kids Tent

Come join The Company! A fusion of theatre, juggling, storytelling and silliness. Be a part of the show as Dan the Hat and Mark Fraser – The Storyteller, share the story of the two trickster jugglers.

Immerse yourself in the tale, play a character or volunteer to assist with the juggling, you will receive instant membership into The Company of Travelling Wonders, street artists like never before! 

Classic Storytelling from Rattlebox Theatre
Medieval Storytelling Tent
Various times throughout the day

Storytelling at its finest.

“Dave Oliver as hilarious and totally compelling as ever, as his stories drew one in to his crazy, topsy – turvy folktale – but – not – as – it – seems world with his splendid range of accents and utter charm”
Shane Wolfland- Exeter Respect festival

A firm Festival favourite

Silent Disco
Kids Tent
Various times across the day

Need we say more, what’s not to love about a silent disco.

Pond Dipping
Festival Grounds
Various times throughout the day

Join the National Trust for a spot of pond dipping as you investigate the wildlife in the Great Barn pond

All nets and equipment will be provided

Childrens Tent

There will be plenty of activities running throughout the day from the Children’s Tent with Arts & Craft for all ages.

Tours of the Great Barn

Led by The National Trust, come and learn the fascinating history of this magnificent building