VOTED ONE OF THE UK’S TOP FESTIVALS BY PLANET ROCK LISTENERS & THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

19th-21st August 2016

ABOUT WEYFEST

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IMAGINE.

 

A MUSIC FESTIVAL WITHOUT MUD.

WHERE PEOPLE OPEN GATES FOR YOU, SAY  "EXCUSE ME" AND MOVE ASIDE TO LET YOU TO THE BAR. WHERE THE TANTALISING AROMAS OF GREAT FOOD MIX WITH THE NOSTALGIC SMELL OF STEAM FROM THE RESIDENT RAILWAY, CONJURING UP MEMORIES OF A BYGONE INDUSTRIAL AGE.

WHERE BOTH YOUNG AND OLD COME TO SHARE NEW MUSIC EXPERIENCES, TOGETHER.

WHERE THE SOUND OF LIVE MUSIC IS EVERYWHERE WHILST YOU WANDER THROUGH A FASCINATING MUSEUM DEDICATED TO LIFE IN RURAL ENGLAND.

AND WHERE FANS LAUGH, SMILE AND NOD TO EACH OTHER WITH A FAMILIARITY GAINED ONLY FROM THEIR MUTUAL ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE.

 

SOUND TOO GOOD?  NOT SO. THAT'S WEYFEST.

 

WEYFEST IS MORE LIKE A MINI-HOLIDAY THAN A MUSIC FESTIVAL. IT IS A STRESS-FREE WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY, WITH OVER 30 HOURS OF THE FINEST MUSIC, CAMPING, POSH LOOS, FRIENDLY STAFF AND PLENTY TO OCCUPY THE KIDS WITH MUSIC, DRAMA AND CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOPS, TRAIN RIDES AND THE MANY ATTRACTIONS OFFERED BY THE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM WHICH IS THE VENUE ITSELF - THE RURAL LIFE CENTRE, TILFORD, SET IN THE OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE SURREY HILLS.

 

YOU CAN STRETCH OUT YOUR PICNIC RUGS OR WANDER AROUND THE SITE TO THE 4 STAGES WITH YOUR CAMPING CHAIRS. SIT AND WATCH YOUR FAVOURITE BAND OR DISCOVER NEW ARTISTS FROM THE ECLECTIC MIX ON OFFER, OR JUST FIND A QUIET SPOT TO WATCH THE WORLD GO BY.

 

THE FESTIVAL ATTRACTS NEW PEOPLE EVERY YEAR - MANY WHO'VE NOT BEEN TO A FESTIVAL FOR YEARS FOR FEAR OF MUD & RUDE OR DRUNKEN BEHAVIOUR (THERE'S NONE OF THAT HERE!) AND MANY WHO'VE NEVER EVEN BEEN TO A MUSIC FESTIVAL BEFORE! MOST HAVE MADE NEW FRIENDS AND NOW RETURN EACH YEAR FOR A REUNION.

 

THE VENUE ITSELF IS ALSO A MAJOR REASON FOR WEYFEST'S INCREASING POPULARITY. THE RURAL LIFE CENTRE IS A WORKING MUSEUM, LITTERED WITH ARTEFACTS OF PAST COUNTRY LIFE AND CRAFT DISPLAYS THROUGHOUT THE VENUE.  IS THERE ANOTHER FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD WITH A WORKING LIGHT RAILWAY, RUNNING BOTH STEAM AND DIESEL TRAINS AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THE VENUE? AND BECAUSE THE VENUE IS SO COMPACT, EVERYTHING IS WITHIN EASY REACH. NO TRUDGING FOR MILES FROM THE CAR PARK OR CAMPSITE, NO LONG WALKS BETWEEN STAGES ... AND NO MAJOR JOURNEY TO REACH THE EXCELLENT FOOD AND BARS!

 

ONCE BITTEN YOU WILL TRULY BE SMITTEN!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO GREETING YOU THIS YEAR - AND EVERY YEAR.

 

THE WEYFEST TEAM

WEYFEST HISTORY

FEEDBACK

This was my 6th year and I have to say a little bit of you sometimes thinks will I feel as good about it this year as I have done in previous years and the answer is an overwhelming Yes! I've lost count how many times I've walked round the many delights of the Rural Life Centre but it never ceases to amaze me how enjoyable it is to see everything again - I can't begin to imagine the blood sweat and tears that go into organising this event every year but it is very much appreciated - your hard work makes this event truly unique and thank you all once again. Best wishes, Miranda Longhurst & Bill Rushe

 

 

"Just got back from our 1st Weyfest! If you have not done it it is a must! Best facilities by far of any other festival(,and we have done a few )Well organised,well informed staff,a amazing quirky fest. Booking def for next year." Tony Seemann

 

 

What a weekend! Absolutely brilliant. Music stunning. So well organised. Fabulous facilities. Clean toilets. Hot showers!!!! Who could ask for more? Tickets for next year please...

 

 

I'm Production/Stage Manager for Nazareth. In all the excitement on Saturday I can't quite remember who we all met! We flew in to this gig and due to our hectic schedule were all suffering from sleep-deprivation. It was a delight to play this show as everyone involved was friendly, helpful and very professional towards us. Please convey our appreciation to all at Weyfest - we had a fantastic time and if we are asked back, I for one will arrive at least a day early to soak up the great atmosphere!

Many thanks and good luck for next year!

Cheers,

Tam

 

 

Congratulations to all involved in organising another very enjoyable weekend. My girlfriend and I have been coming to Weyfest for years. We do the whole camping thing with a group of friends, tents, gazebos, wobbly tables, flags, the lot. You always put on a great show - good bands, good food, friendly staff, good beer tent, and we never see any of the drink/drugs related mayhem other festivals suffer from. To anyone reading this who thinks they haven't enjoyed themselves unless they've thrown up/had a fight/spent the night chasing aliens round their tent - Weyfest isn't for you.

 

 

Just wanted to say what a superbly organised festival Weyfest was on the weekend. No heavy handed stewards, just very friendly helpful people. The sound was superb on all of the stages and it run like clockwork. You should all feel pleased with yourselves.

 

 

Thank you so much Weyfest organisers, stewards, bar tenders shop people, food people, Morris dancers & of course musicians. An absolutely fantastic weekend, can't wait for the next one.. See you next year!!!!!!!!! X

 

 

Well, it looks like you did it again... a cracking job! Many, many thanks to everyone involved

 

 

Brilliant festival - well done guys! This was the best yet - enjoyed every minute. Roll on next year!

 

 

The sound system was about the best you could get anywhere - even in our tents in the campsite it was pitch perfect. Great acts. Very well run with security from the Ghurkhas and most suppliers local to the venue. Lovely country walks (dogs allowed on site). Great line-up including big headliners, local acts and up and comers.

 

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